Analysis Of The Neverending Story By Michael Ende

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The Neverending Story is a famous classic novel about a boy’s adventure in a book, written by Michael Ende. The author Ende was born in 1929 in Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany to Luise and Edgar Ende. His father was an artist, and when his work did not take off, the whole family moved to Munich in 1939, hoping his work would prosper. However, soon, World War II started, and although Ende was able to avoid going in the Hitler Youth by enrolling at a nearby SA riding school, he could not evade the bombings of the war. He experienced an air raid in Munich as well as the Hamburg bombing in 1943, which traumatized him, and affected his later on views of the world greatly. After the war, Ende studied art, theatre, and literature, and worked variously as an actor, director, etcetera before becoming an author. The beginning of his…show more content…
This work suited Ende, and when he noticed, he had written his first novel, Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, which was awarded the German Prize for Children’s Fiction. This was the beginning of his career as an author, and he went on to publish many novels like Jim Button and the Wild, Momo, and The Neverending Story in 1979. Throughout his life, he had two spouses, Ingeborg Hofmann and Mariko Sato, who assisted in translating The Neverending Story into Japanese. He was diagnosed as cancer in 1994 and he passed away in 1995 in Genzano, a city in Italy.
The Neverending Story can be portioned into two sections. The first half is about an obese, bullied boy named Bastian Balthazar Bux, who steals a book called The Neverending Story from Mr. Coreander’s bookshop, and starts to read it in his
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