Lyra Belacqua

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  • The Golden Compass Literary Analysis

    Throughout The Golden Compass, the topic of fantasy is explored and applied to the storyline directly. From talking polar bears to bizarre personal companions, this novel certainly emphasizes the imaginative aspect of literature. The Golden Compass, written by Philip Pullman, is one of three books in the series titled His Dark Materials which exemplifies the nature of the fantasy genre by detailing completely absurd and surreal events (Pullman 2-198). In The Golden Compass, the protagonist, Lyra, and her daemon go on an exhilarating adventure from their home in Oxford looking for answers. Along the way, they encounter and interact with a variety of characters. These characters come to mold the plot of the novel and have a significant effect on the storyline. Not only do the characters affect the storyline, but they also gravely add to the fantastical aspect of the novel by being fundamentally involved in the absurd events that dictate the novel 's plot ("The Golden Compass."). To further evaluate the plot, the influential characters must be analyzed on their own. The two main characters in this novel are…

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  • The Golden Compass 'And Diamond As Big As The Ritz'

    Both “The Golden Compass” and “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” deal with the theme of betrayal in contrasting ways. On one hand, Lyra tries the whole book to save Roger and in the end is his downfall, but Percy betrays John from the start and ends up dead instead. The novel “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman and the short story “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald involve important deceptions which result in death. Death is inevitable in the stories as it portrays the foundations…

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  • Character Development In Northern Lights By Philip Pullman

    the 1995 by Philip Pullman, who is a famous fantasy book writer in this century. The book is set in a parallel universe, it features the journey of Lyra Belacqua who is our main protagonist. She is on a quest to the artic to find her missing friend, Roger Parslow and her imprisoned uncle Lord Asriel. Lord Asriel has been doing conducting experiments with a mysterious thing called dust. Dust is a kind of invisible particles in the air, and they are magical and mysterious. The dust accumulates…

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  • Lyra's Dynamic Character In The Golden Compass

    yra Silvertongue [formerly Lyra Belacqua]: Lyra is the main protagonist and a dynamic character in the Golden Compass. She has dark blonde hair and pale blue eyes. Her dæmon is Pantalaimon who hasn’t settled in a permanent form yet. Dæmons are the physical form of a person’s soul. As a child they often change form, but after the child grows up, their dæmon establishes a permanent form. Lyra is the estranged daughter of Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel, who both basically got rid of her, and…

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  • The Journey Of Growing Up In Northern Lights By Philip Pullman

    A child called Lyra Belacqua, who found herself orphan in life, a very curious, strong and smart child. She went through a lot of danger and hard choices that turned her out to be more matured of any other adults around her. In fact the little “Barbarian” girl was an inspiration for them all. (Pullman 35) Taking responsibility: first step to maturity world In the beginning of her growing up journey, Lyra seemed to be the most unlucky one among her peers, for having no parents to…

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  • Philip Pullman Research Paper

    was known as children books writers. Northern lights, is one of the most important books in Philip Pullman's trilogy " Dark Materials". I my essay I will write about Northern lights and Lyra growing up in the novel.(Northern lights, Pullman,1995) Pullman’s works have an oral feel which, coupled with humor, verbal dexterity and skillful view setting, makes them perfect for reading. The lead part is often taken by powerful girls, such as another novel is Sally Lockhart in The Ruby in the…

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  • An Analysis Of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights

    Most characters in northern light weave many webs of lies to cover up the reality; however, like this world, there are people that will stop at no lengths to meet their desires. For instance, both lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter sell out Lyra keeping in mind the end goal to help themselves, they lie about who they are (in connection to being her parents), despite the fact that selling out is utilized to get the force, it is reasonable that accomplishes the complete inverse. The themes of Northern…

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