Aldskfj Essay

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Coraline’s external conflict was against her other mother and herself. The other mother doesn’t understand that Coraline does not want to stay with her forever. She just wants to free the ghost children and her missing parents. Including with saving the children and her parents, her other mother is being a witch and playing tricks on Coraline. She just wants to be freed from the other world that the other mother has trapped her in. Coraline doesn’t want to become a soulless child with button eyes. Can Coraline save the children, find her ...view middle of the document...

* Coraline’s Flat
* The Other Flat
* Miss Spink & Miss Forcible’s Flat
* The Other Spink & Miss Forcible’s Flat
* Mister BoBo’s Flat
The Other Mister BoBo’s Flat

Textual Evidence:
The first time Coraline went down into the cellar was to look for her lost parents. The other father was thrown down there for punishment, by the other mother. He supposedly made the other mother upset because he told Coraline to much of her plan. The enforcement of the other mother made the other father attack Coraline, even though he didn’t want to. To protect her she pulled out the buttons of the other father and he collapsed on the floor (pages 108-114). The last time Coraline and the other mother communicated the other mother said, “Well, produce them. Would you like to look in the cellar again? I have some other interesting things hidden down there, you know (page 129).”
The other mother included that when her other father attacked her, that was only one of the many mischievous thing the other mother did to Coraline.

One of Coraline’s internal struggles in the text was when she’s going up against herself. She has to repeatedly tell herself that she’s not scared when she knows she was. For example,
“It was grayish white, twice the size of Coraline herself, and it was stack to the back wall like a slug. Coraline took a deep breath. “I’m not afraid,” she told herself. “I’m not.” She did not believe herself, but she scrambled up onto the old stage, fingers sinking into the rotting wood as she pulled herself up (page 100).
As you can tell that Coraline was really trying to be strong and keep moving forward, because children, parents, and her lives were at stake. Even though if she was really scared, what counts was that she made an effort to keep going.
The other mother constantly tells Coraline that she loves her, however does she really? If she loved Coraline so much, wouldn’t she have let her go back to her real family? If Coraline was her top priority, why would she put her in dangerous situations that may cause death? In the book, Coraline also started questioning her for her so called love. For example,
“You know I love you,” said the other mother flatly.
“You have a very funny way of showing it,” said Coraline (page 127).
In the scene of the book, I understand what Coraline was talking about. I would not feel like somebody loved me, if they held me captive and treated me like the other mother like she did.
The solution of Coraline was a much relived ending. After Coraline saved the...

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