The Queen tells the children that she had the right to use her people in whatever way she saw fit. "I was the Queen. They were all my people. What else were they there for but to do my will?" She tells Digory, "You must learn, child, that what would be wrong for you or for any of the common people is not wrong in a great Queen such as I. The weight of the world is on our shoulders. We must be freed from all rules. Ours is a high and lonely destiny." Similarly, Uncle Andrew had said "But of course you must understand that rules of that son, ... can't possibly be expected to apply to profound students and great thinkers and sages. No, Digory. Men like me, who possess hidden wisdom, are freed from common rules just as we arc cut off from common pleasures. Ours, my boy, is a high and lonely destiny."