Lyra Belacqua

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    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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    When you grow you will find that you have to make different decisions in your life some harder than others and some simpler than others. In the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. The story is about a girl named Lyddie her mom and her 2 sister left to live on their aunts farm and her mom sold Lyddie and her brother to work. Lyddie started to work at a mill as a maid then she was transfer to a weaving room and her brother to work on a farm to pay det of her family. While there are many reasons…

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    People can achieve something great by banning together people are more powerful than they would be as individuals in the novel Lyddie is a fictional novel about the industrial revolution a time where people transferred over from handmade goods to machined goods in the book a mother who isn't in their right state of mind forcefully sends her too kids to work to pay a debt their father had left all those years ago however when the main character Lyddie is fired she goes to work in the factories to…

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    Lyria awoke with a start, staring into the darkness of her room as she tried to make sense of what she felt. The were coming, and they would not hesitate to kill should they not find what they seek. There was desperation there, bordering panic, and a hard determination. Beneath it all was a deep, unconditional love that seemed a little incongruous to her. However, Lyria did not wish harm to come to anyone because of her, so she rose, and began to dress. The small village of Umbria could not…

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    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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    In The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, Lyra is an ordinary child from Oxford’s Jordan College living with her uncle at Oxford’s Jordan College in a parallel universe where people’s souls are portrayed by an animal or daemon in physical form. But like every other child, she is very curious, and this leads to her being brought into an amazing journey nobody could have imagined. It all started when she realized what power in society can do. After learning about a project involving Dust, which…

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    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 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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    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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    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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