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Transcript of Inkheart
Inkheart is a fantasy book. The author of this book is Cornelia Funke.
Cornelia Funke was born on December 10, 1958 in Dorsten. She is best known for her Inkheart trilogy.
She fits into the the fantasy and adventure genres.
Meggie- a twelve year old girl, daughter of Mo, constantly on the move, naive but curious
Mo-Meggie's father, possesses the power to summon objects out of a book's pages by reading out loud, very protective of Meggie
Elinor- Meggie's mom's aunt, loves books as if they were her own children, sharp tongue, doesn't like children
Dustfinger-one of the three characters whizzed out of Inkheart, plays with fire as if fire was a friend, gullible, scarred. has a pet marten with horns
Basta- one of the three characters whizzed out of Inkheart, Capricorn's soldier, very superstitious, loves to threaten with a knife.
Capricorn- one of the three characters whizzed out of Inkheart, evil ruler, pitiless, frightening.
Farid- a character whizzed out of the book A Thousand and One Nights when Mo reads for Capricorn as prisoner, dark boy, scared of ghost, loves Dustfinger, loves Dustfinger's marten
How this book is unique
This book was unique in a lot of ways. One thing I noticed was that the author didn't just focus on one character, she switched between what was happening with every character in a third person perspective. This meant the reader had an insight on every character's motive, feelings, and situation.
Setting and Plot
One autumn night, Meggie's father reads aloud from the book Inkheart. While reading, his voice brings out three characters from the book, like three strangers whizzed into this world. From that moment on, Meggie and his father is constantly on the move (although Meggie does not know why) to escape from Capricorn, the evil ruler Mo brought to the world. But when Meggie turns 12, her whole life begins to change as the secrets start to unravel.
By Ariel Hsieh
Have you ever wished that the characters in one of your books would come alive?
What if you got that wish?
Have you ever thought about what might happen if the characters actually came alive?
Why I chose this book
I chose this book because I saw the movie, and I really wanted to read the book. I thought that if it was in a book, it would be much more interesting. Indeed, after reading the book, I feel like I have been in the story myself. Since the character, Meggie, is 12 years old, as I was reading the book, I couldn't help imagining myself as her in the story. As she experienced hatred, hope, fear, and comfort, I experienced it with her. At the start of this book, her life was a life anybody could be living, that's what made it so realistic, but fictional at the same time.
Themes & Symbolism
-Never lose hope
-Words are powerful
-be careful of what you wish for
I thought there was a very strong symbolism in Inkheart. The powers Mo has in the book represent how a reader or storyteller can depict words into real pictures. At the end of the book, the author of inkheart writes a new ending for the story, and the story is changed. This symbolizes that writing words can be a kind of magic, that if you can capture the write words, it can become "reality".
A major motion picture!
to be continued....