The Invention Of Hugo Cabret Analysis

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a true depiction of a child-centered text. The story introduces a young boy named Hugo who is thrown into a life full of struggle after the death of his father. Once a sacred child, Hugo is pulled from school and discovers a new way of life, as he converts into the very definition of a working child. After the abrupt disappearance of his drunken uncle, the young boy finds himself alone within the walls of a train station, where his uncle had both resided and worked. In attempt to stay hidden in the train station, where he could work on the automaton project his father had left behind and avoid being taken to an orphanage, Hugo furtively took over the duties of his uncle. At first, The Invention of Hugo Cabret appears to be a story about a boy and his automaton, but it soon becomes apparent that Hugo develops into a miniature adult as he faces issues far beyond his age, without the aid of caring adult figures typically found in adult-centered text. Creatively introduced into the life of the boy named Hugo Cabret, the author, sets the theme, before venturing into the mysterious context with hidden messages, just waiting to be unraveled by the chapters to follow. The introduction …show more content…
It is important to include significant detail, without too much minor details, to stimulate visual settings making the setting come to life. In, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, author Selznick provides his readers with the setting of story in great detail, while leaving incomplete text for a majority of the story, to allow for flow of the story rather than it be bogged down by details. His method, of including “nonsense” quotes that readers later realize are of great significance, is a way to challenge readers and captivate their

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