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Topic: The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman’s novel Northern Lights.
‘What is lurking behind the apparently innocent children’s book is in fact something very intrusive, controlling, and often downright sinister.’
Discuss this statement from Peter Hunt’s article ‘Instruction and Delight’ with reference to Philip Pullman’s novel Northern Lights.
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Posted by kandysandy on December 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM (Answer #2)
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I think that this could be referring to the more sophisticated concepts that are hidden in fantasy. The story is about villains and animals, and it is easy to see how some people could be suspicious because most children will miss the larger political overtones about the danger of organized the religion.
Posted by litteacher8 on December 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM (Answer #3)
. Does Northern Lights give the appearance of being innocent children’s book? What evidence can you point to, if any, of intrusion or control? Who is controlling and for what purpose? Is there evidence of intrusion and, if so, who or what is intruded upon? Are there any elements that could be considered sinister?
Posted by kandysandy on December 7, 2012 at 4:10 PM (Answer #4)
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