Neil Gailman Coraline Quotes

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The book I selected to read was “Coraline” by Neil Gailman. In this passage, I can infer that Gailman’s definition of maturity depicts how Coraline Jones, a young and curious girl who recently moved into a new flat, learns the real meaning of bravery, while using it to outwit and conquer the Other Mother. Some examples of immature behavior Coraline exhibited before her coming of age was in the story’s beginning when she continues to bother her parents. In chapter three, after Coraline wanders off at the store and her mother questions where she had been, Coraline answered that “I was kidnapped by aliens,” and continues on saying that “They came down from outer space with ray guns, but I fooled them by wearing a wig and laughing in a foreign accent, and I escaped.” In this particular scene, it is…show more content…
It is seen in chapter XIII (13), after she tricks the Other Mother’s right hand into falling down the well, Coraline returns to Miss Spink and Miss Forcible to bring back the valuable stone with the hole in it. She quotes “I don’t need it anymore. I’m very grateful. I think it may have saved my life, and saved some other people’s death,” and shares a hug with the former actresses before she leaves. Contrast to the scene before, this shows that now Coraline has gotten wiser, not only caring about her well-being and happiness but for others too. The key incident that causes Coraline Jones, to start to change begins in chapter five, when Coraline notices her parents are missing and soon realizes that the Other Mother has them somewhere, forcing her out of her home to the ‘other home’, where she tries to get her family back. Coraline then embarks on this journey, searching her other bedroom, the other Miss’s Spink and Forcible’s flat, and the other Mr. Bobo’s flat to find her parents, and the eyes of the ghost children (where she met while being punished by the Other

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