Neil Gaiman Essays

  • Coraline By Neil Gaiman Fear Quotes

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    Written by the author Neil Gaiman, is the award winning book ‘Coraline’.This book shows the themes ‘Family’ and ‘Fear’ throughout the book such as it when it talks about when Coraline and her Father are walking down the side of their apartments and when her Father tells Coraline to run up ahead while he got stung by wasps as the quote says, ”When you are scared but you do it anyway, that is brave” this quote is on page 57, chapter 5. The themes of ‘Fear’ and ‘family’ are important features due to

  • Neil Gaiman How To Talk To Girls At Parties Analysis

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    People prejudice women in every situation, they are seen as inferior to men and are supposed to act a certain way that society says. In Neil Gaiman’s works; How to Talk to Girls at Parties and Cinnamon, women are seen as objects that are put in place to move the plot along, to prove a point about a male character, or to be something that society can just push around and do what it wants. The girls in his story How to Talk to Girls at Parties are just objects to help Enn and Vic be better people.

  • Quotes From The Graveyard Book

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    In The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Bod is a child in danger of a man who killed his family and is only protected in the graveyard. Bod grows up in a graveyard, raised by ghosts of various times. He was never let into the outside world which only made him more longing to see it. Bod is different in the sense that his life and upbringing is different from others, which shaped him into a somebody much different from everyone else; he was also ambitious in the sense that he has big dreams to travel

  • The Graveyard Book

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    I read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I would say the main theme of this book is death. I find that the main theme in this book is death because the child Nobody Owens “Bod” loses his family when they get killed by a man named Jack at age one. As his family is being murdered he sneaks out of his crib, out of the house and he wanders up at hill to a graveyard where he sees a woman standing who turns out to be a ghost and her husband soon appears to. They adopt him after his dead mother comes to

  • Neil Gaiman Research Paper

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    the early ages. Neil Gaiman, a British author, has greatly contributed to modern mythology. His stories, such as Stardust, intrigues audiences of all ages. The characters created are interesting and complex. Gaiman’s character, Tristran Thorn, replaces his naivety with maturity as he travels throughout the world of Faerie. From a young age, Neil Gaiman was an avid reader (“Neil”). Growing up in the upper middle class, he had free time to develop his love for reading (“Neil,” Authors). There

  • Neil Gaiman Literary Devices

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    The author, Neil Gaiman, has a rich variety of literary devices, that help paint an exciting tale. Interestingly enough, Gaiman begins the story with Richard at a pub celebrating his new job in London. Starving for a breath of fresh air, Richard escapes to the wet outside, only to stumble across a homeless women. Out of the blue, she offers to to read his fortune. “‘You’ve got a long way to go…Not just London...Not any London I know. I’m sorry,’ she said. ‘It starts with doors.’ (...) ‘I’d watch

  • Analyzing Neil Gaiman's 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

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    Howe English 301 2/13/17 Character Analysis Essay Did you know that there is actually a phobia for being afraid of women? It’s called Gynophobia, in definition means great fear in women or of the female. In “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”, by Neil Gaiman, two teenage friends named Vic and Enn are presented to us while looking for a party that a girl they know named Allison is throwing. They manage to lose Allison’s address and decide to just wing it, resulting in them stumbling across a house that’s

  • Neverwhere And The Nightingale: A Literary Analysis

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    backstories are the characters that are seen as the ones who set the heroes on their journeys down yellow brick roads and through galaxies. Both the courageous and those who created the courageous have their places in the stories, Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, and The Nightingale, by

  • A Father's Pride By Neil Gaiman Analysis

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    In the story A Father’s Pride, by Neil Gaiman, the author speaks about his pride in his son and discovers his father’s pride in him. Neil’s son Mike, after seeing the movie Mighty Ducks, was adamant about playing hockey and though Neil knew nothing about the sport, he supported his son in every way he could. Neil’s father came to a game and was filled with happiness as his grandson played a sport. Neil “was the other kind of kid.” His mind would wonder while playing any sport and was always picked

  • Coraline Neil Gaiman Courage Quotes

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    Coraline essay Jack druery In the novella Coraline by Neil gaiman the themes of fear and courage are evident throughout. In this essay I will take a look at each of these themes, and explain why they are important. The theme Courage is important because it keeps the story moving. Courage is evident throughout the novella Coraline, because Coraline has to overcome the

  • Good Morning Midnight Analysis

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    Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight, is a novel that follows the “movements and… memories of Sasha Jensen during a two-week stay in Paris, the city where she lived many years earlier” (Johnson p. 15). Central to Sasha Jensen’s revisiting of the city is her attempt to find a new sense of anonymity while unconsciously being bombarded by traumatic memories of her past. The nature of Sasha’s past memories is suggested to have been founded on “shame and humiliation,” memories Sasha does not want to relive

  • Allegory In Dante's Inferno

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    Dante’s Inferno represents a microcosm of society; meaning, laymen, church, politicians, and scholars are all compiled into one place and punished for their sins. Hell, despite being depicted as brutal, ugly, and chaotic, is made realistic because the inhabitants come from every country and every walk of life. While Dante Alighieri did not invent the idea of Hell itself, he did create an important and in depth concept that still receives attention in biblical, classical, and medieval works. The Divine

  • What Is Miss Havisham's Biggest Mistake

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    Miss Havisham’s Biggest Mistake Of course Miss Havisham made many mistakes in her life. Everyone eventually does. Was it falling in love with Compeyson? Was it adopting Estella in the first place? No, Havisham’s gravest mistake was the motivations she had for adopting her. In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens uses Miss Havisham to illustrate the negative impact of her desire to live through her daughter Estella. Miss Havisham is selfish. This is not something the readers can tell right away,

  • Buddhism In L. Frank Baum's The Wizard Of Oz

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    Buddhism consists of a belief in peace, unity, respect, and self-discovery through humility and honesty.  Following these ideals creates a more knowledgeable and aware individual and society.  L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz reflects on these themes of Buddhism through the use of allegorical settings to create a story about a young girl trying to find her way home. After deciding to run away because of the evil neighbour Mrs. Gilch, Dorothy is caught in a tornado, thrown around, and wakes up to

  • 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

  • R & R: The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman

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    R & R - The Graveyard Book My SIR book of choice is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. In the beginning of the story, Nobody Owens family was murdered by the man Jack. Luckily, Nobody (Bod) was able to escape from the man Jack. He crawled to the nearby graveyard, then was then raised by the warm-hearted ghosts in which the graveyard was occupied. As Bod grows up, he yearns to explore the outside world. Once Bod leaves the graveyard, he is left exposed to the man Jack and consequently has no protection

  • Carl Jung's Journey In The Milk By Neil Gaiman

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    we like to nag or whine. We rush our parents no matter where they are or what they are doing. A simple task like going to the store to get some milk seems like an eternity. You simply cannot have your cereal sans milk! In Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman uses archetypal figures and narrative patterns to show how the father overcomes obstacles and struggles on his journey to purchase milk for his children to help validate himself as a father figure. The mother in Fortunately, the Milk is the reason

  • Neil Gaiman How To Talk To Girls At Party Analysis

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    Stereotypical Symbolism in Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" Today, it is not difficult to understand that some boys have a tough time interacting and communicating with girls, while others have no trouble at all. There are many stereotypes in the world today that play a huge role in determining whether a boy has success with a girl, and in Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", the main characters do a great job of portraying the stereotypes associated with a boy's mood

  • Examples Of Sacrifice In The Ocean At The End Of The Lane By Neil Gaiman

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    important to have the ability to succeed in their life. Whether the sacrifice made contributes largely or smally in one's general life the act of sacrifice itself, allows others to achieve a desire. In the novel The Ocean at the End of The Lane, Neil Gaiman depicts sacrifice consistently and how it has benefited characters, and also progresses the plot in a way many other stories cannot. Lettie and the Narrator have both been met with the choice of sacrifice numerous times and constantly made those

  • The Minstrel Boy Analysis

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    On May 28, 1779 the history of Irish music would change forever. On this time in history, Thomas Moore was born into a Roman Catholic family. At this time in history in Ireland, Roman Catholics could not own land, be educated, or vote. Even though Thomas Moore was born into a Roman Catholic family, he still achieved greatness through his music. Thomas Moore was one of the first Catholics to go to Trinity College. He went to Trinity College to become a lawyer, which is what his mother wanted and