Coraline Neil Gaiman Analysis

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The novel Coraline is a dark fantasy – horror children book, written by the British author Neil Gaiman. Gaiman mentions that his inspiration to write this novel was his daughter Holy and then he finished it for his daughter Maddy. The novel has 13 chapters that lead the reader into the fantastic adventure of Coraline. The novel was published in 2002.
Neil Gaiman was born on November 10th, 1960, he is a very famous British novelist; he has won a lot of awards for his jobs. Some of Neil’s influences for his writing style are: J.R.R. Tolkien specially for the Lord of the Rings books, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia series, on of the most important influences in his work is Lewis Carroll and his famous work of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, he also like comic books. The book is about a girl named
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Every single detail, the place, the smell, the sounds, the references, the people, the parts of the house, the elements in the house, etc. gives us the illusion of reality, we used our imagination and we make the connection between the descriptions with the real world.
The next analysis is based on the setting of the novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman, the analysis is going to covered the five functions of the setting that propose the book The Telling and the Tale by Gilda Pacheco and Kari Meyers. The five functions of setting are: the background for actions, the setting as an antagonist, the setting as creating the atmosphere, the setting revealing characters, and the setting reinforcing the theme.
In the book Coraline, the setting is highly develop, because during the book we found excellent descriptions, with a lot of details of the place, the characters and the actions. The setting is the background and it helps with the development of the actions, because thanks to the door, the two worlds and the well Coraline experienced a great

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