Neil Gaiman Coraline Quotes Analysis

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Coraline In the novel ‘Coraline’, originally written by Neil Gaiman, the two main important themes are shown throughout the book are family and identity. In ‘Coraline’, identity is very important in the novel. The fact that the black cat argued that names are just useless tags that nobody needs, really makes the reader think that there is no use in names. Family is also a very important theme, because during the start of the book, there were two different families: Her real parents, and her other mother and her other father. Family within the novel ‘Coraline’ is an important theme due to the nature of the novel. In the story of ‘Coraline’ the theme of family was evident throughout the book. Her real parents don’t necessarily care her much as the other mother, but the other mother treats Coraline like a dragon loves his gold, while her real parents actually love her like her actual…show more content…
No I am brave.” In the second quote, Coraline is trying to calm herself down and conquering her fears to save her real parents. Without thinking or having to save her parents, she wouldn’t be able to conquer her fears and save them. The other quotes in Coraline are: “Then she hugged her mother so tightly that her arms began to ache. Her mother hugged Coraline back.” In the third quote, Coraline missed her real parents, and her arms starting to ache shows that she loves her real parents, even though that they ignore her and treat her quite badly. The last sentence of the first quote explains that her actual mother also loves her back. Unlike the other mother, her real mother actually loves Coraline like a real person in her actual family. A quote about family in the novel ‘Coraline’ would be “He had his back to her, but she knew, just on seeing him, that his eyes, when he turned around, would be her father’s kind grey eyes, and she crept over and she crept over and kissed her on the back of his balding
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