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There are several reasons why Gaiman likely decided to have the "Other" characters's eyes covered with buttons. Most simply, it's creepy. The idea of sewing buttons over one's eyes contributes to...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 1:28 pm UTC

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I would argue that the main conflict in this excellent novel is actually that of many novels, as the powers of good and the powers of evil are shown to be pitted against each other. This novel is...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2012 3:37 pm UTC

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In Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Coraline tells the cat a story from when she was younger. She went on a walk with her father, when suddenly, her father tells Coraline to run. They had stepped on a wasp...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2019 5:45 pm UTC

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Coraline initially feels conflict with her real parents over the fact that they don't have much time to pay attention to her. They have to work, leaving her alone to amuse herself. Therefore, when...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019 12:24 am UTC

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Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman, has many themes. One of the major themes in this novel is the theme of bravery or courage. In this story, Coraline must overcome many of her own fears. She must...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018 7:20 pm UTC

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The setting of Neil Gaiman‘s novella Coraline is the house that Coraline and her parents move into at the start of the text. It is an old building that has recently been separated into apartments...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2018 3:09 am UTC

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The climax marks the "highest point" of a story, the place where the tension in the plot is at its thickest. In Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2002), the thrilling sequence leading to Coraline’s escape...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019 9:39 am UTC

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In the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Mr. Bobo is the man who lives in the flat above Coraline. Although Coraline meets him very early in the book, she never actually thinks about asking his name....

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019 5:27 am UTC

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Coraline is initially motivated by boredom and curiosity. Her mother is the first to open the locked door, behind which they find a brick wall. One day, Coraline is home alone and left to her own...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2019 5:52 pm UTC

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The black cat acts as a kind of guide and mentor to Coraline in negotiating the many hazards and pitfalls of the Other World. He's only able to do this because he can move back and forth freely...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2019 10:52 am UTC

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When Coraline realizes she is trapped in the world of the other mother, she understands she will have to use her wits to return home. First, she proposes a game to the other mother: if she,...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019 12:16 am UTC

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Coraline is a creepy, eerie, and, like you say, "ominous" book. At the start of the book, Neil Gaiman provides many warnings or messages that set up the trouble that Coraline is about to confront....

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 1:40 pm UTC

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Coraline is intelligent, whimsical, brave, and loyal. Her character is revealed by her actions in Neil Gaiman's Coraline. Coraline is a smart little girl who is mostly dismissed by those around...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2017 8:30 pm UTC

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Coraline has a number of fairytale elements in the book such as a sense of the normal being twisted, or happy endings. Plus, Gaiman actually mentions fairy tales directly in the introduction before...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2018 10:25 am UTC

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Coraline's attitude about family is complex. Her parents, who are peripheral characters in the novel, are too busy with work to pay much attention to Coraline. Their interactions with her are...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2021 12:44 pm UTC

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To tread or walk the boards is an idiomatic way of saying "to be an actor." "Trod" is the past tense of the verb "tread." Stages are usually made of wood planks, and actors who perform in live...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 11:50 pm UTC

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You could start to compare and contrast the cast of characters in Coraline by focusing on Coraline herself. Her parents tend to ignore her, people mispronounce her name, and she doesn’t have many...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2020 2:23 pm UTC

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When Coraline is imprisoned by the Other Mother, she encounters the ghosts of three children who also fell victim to the Other Mother's traps. Though they can no longer remember their names or...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 1:44 am UTC

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The author states that he was originally going to name the protagonist "Caroline," but accidentally mistyped it as "Coraline". After thinking about it, he decided that the name "Coraline" intrigued...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019 10:20 pm UTC

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In the book Coraline, the main character is a girl who has to face some frightening supernatural beings, such as the “Other Mother,” who is a copy of Coraline’s real mother from a different world....

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 5:47 pm UTC

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Coraline's journey makes her realize the importance of home. Coraline recognizes that "home" has limitations. Coraline's mother shows love for her, but has no time for her. While her father is good...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2016 3:49 am UTC

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Miss Spink and Miss Forcible are former actresses who are always reminiscing about their years on the stage and the great Shakespearean roles they played. When Coraline goes to the other world, she...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019 11:16 am UTC

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In Coraline, the Other Mother is a very complex character. On the one hand, she's the undisputed villain of the piece, a devious, manipulative character determined to get what she wants. On the...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2021 8:58 am UTC

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Neil Gaiman's Coraline tells the story of our protagonist, the titular Coraline, who lives with her parents on the second floor of an older home. While exploring the intricacies of her new home,...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 5:31 pm UTC

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While exploring her new home, a rambling old house with small apartments, Coraline finds a little door in the living room—a door unlike any other in the house, as it is locked. At first, when...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017 9:35 pm UTC

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In Coraline, one of the central themes of the text is the importance of family. However, Coraline doesn’t realize how important her actual mother and father are until she loses them in the story....

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019 4:21 pm UTC

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