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Coraline

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Transcript of Coraline

Coraline http://rerrede.deviantart.com/art/30-Day-Monster-Girl-Challenge-Day-25-332896604 THE Other Mother Also referred to as the beldam by the ghost children. Coraline Jones Adventurous
Independent
Curious
Imaginative
Resourceful Summary Coraline and her parents move to a new house
She meets Wyborn
Coraline explores the house ans finds the door to the other world
Coraline ventures to the other world
She meets her other mother and father
returns home and enters
returns to challenge the other mother after her parents are taken
Throw's away the key to the other world with Wyborn's help
"Be careful what you wish for" Works Cited http://www.mousecircus.com/flash/coraline.html http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2834844-coraline About The Author Neil Gaiman was born November 10th, 1960 in Hampshire, UK. From a very young age he loved reading and found himself writing stories. He began his career in writing as a journalist in England. He later published his first book, a duran duran biography, and successfully published many more after that.

Other works:
Neverwhere
Adventures in the Dream Trade
The Absolute Death
Good Omens
Stardust

Gaiman is said to be the Father of modern comics. One of his earlier works, "Black Orchid" was turned into a graphic novel by DC comics. Gaiman's writing style crosses most genre boundaries. He has become famous for the mixing of the normal and fantasy worlds that would normally be divided. http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/About_Neil/Biography http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e1/StardustGaimanbookcover.jpg/200px-StardustGaimanbookcover.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tu1-u9037y8/UHqKmHK9CYI/AAAAAAAAGt4/Q2smyGcN0VI/s1600/Neil+Gaiman.jpg Coraline moves to a new home Finds the door to the other world
only one key can open
can only be seen by children Enters and returns home numerous times Confrontation with the other mother/ disposal of the key Coraline returns home having learned many valuable lessons. Antagonist tries to trick Coraline into staying with her and her Other Father
Outraged when Coraline declines and returns home
Tries to prevent Coraline's return, forcing her to stay Portrayal of Children Published in 2002
Children given full credit
portrayed as innocent and curious also cunning and capable but still needing guidance
Coraline uses her wits to outsmart the Other Mother and save her parents The parents are shown as dull and unimaginative, opposite to the children.

-shows that imagination is lost with age
-romanticized sense of childhood
-Mrs. Sphink and Mrs. Forcible seem jealous of her youth
-the Other Father takes pity on her
-Coraline's parents are very dull and disinterested
-the other mother wishes to be youthful and so she traps and eats children
-Since Coraline is still a child she can defeat the Other Mother by challenging her to a game The Cat The stray black cat Coraline meets in the beginning of the novel accompanies her in her travels to the other world. He is somewhat omniscient as he claims he can travel through
both worlds whenever he
pleases and he gives helpful insight
to Coraline as she navigates the new
world. He also warns her about the
other mother though at first she does
not head his warning. It is also because of the cat that she was able to escape the other mother after their confrontation. My Opinion http://twi-ny.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/coraline.jpg http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/arts/photos/2009/02/05/arts_coraline_584.jpg http://www.etbscreenwriting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/coraline02-1.jpg http://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/Coraline-Movie-16.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-36qaUXvrU-8/Ttwjzr0JhSI/AAAAAAAACXU/CZikkWALZWc/s1600/coraline.jpg http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbik26vrxe1rv6uopo4_500.jpg Significance Challenges Occult content
Witchcraft
Violent/disturbing http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdutscMnrv1rdkvbco1_500.jpg http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdtab11zZO1r6473yo2_500.jpg Coraline's love of game's is initially what gets her in trouble with her parents however in the end it is what saves them. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdt93oIETt1ri3t9no1_500.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdta5cjoUr1ri3t9no1_500.jpg http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdta35hdVL1ri3t9no1_500.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdt8fcYoBc1ri3t9no1_500.jpg http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdt6odtEjP1ri3t9no1_500.jpg http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdr3xnY1aR1qigk3wo1_500.jpg Like most of Neil Gaiman's works crosses the boundaries of genre
fantasy and real world can be crossed form both side unlike most other worlds
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