The Graveyard Book

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  • The Graveyard Book Character Analysis

    Sun Tzu once said, “The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” Victims of many situations usually are unaware of their trouble until the oppressor portrays it. Unfortunately, Nobody Owens from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, always got into life-threatening incidents. In this novel, the man Jack, an extremely dangerous man to the Dorian family, goes to the Dorian household to avoid problems for himself in the future. Luckily, a toddler was the only one able to escape from the man Jack’s wrath. He runs to a graveyard, where he is picked up by ghosts and given the freedom of the graveyard (ability to do what he wanted in the graveyard, no other living human had this ability),…

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  • The Graveyard Book Summary

    The title of the book I read was The Graveyard Book. The author of the book was Neil Gaiman. The setting of the book was in graveyard. The time of when the book was set was toward the end of the 20th beginning of the 21st century. The main character is Nobody Owens, along with his “foster parents” Mr. & Mrs. Owens, and his mentor, teacher, and protector, Silas. The book began with a horror feel. In the beginning of the book there was a guy referred to throughout the book as, The Man Jack, who…

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  • Archetypes In The Graveyard Book

    Nobody “Bod” Owens is a boy in modern day England who is brought up by the inhabitants of a graveyard near his original home. His mortal family was murdered by the man Jack who later reappears in the novel as Mr. Jack Frost. Bod escaped his home that night and walked to the graveyard where he was given protection by some of the ghosts there after having a brief encounter with the ghost of Bod’s mother. Bod’s main caregivers in the graveyard are Mr. and Mrs. Owens, along with a tall,…

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  • Reflective Essay: When We Meet At Crooked Forest

    rights and stop hiding made them worried. The now elderly people prayed for us to return with good news and some cried for us to leave but if we don’t fight for our rights who will. They don’t care about us or what we do, they don’t even care if we were alright were tired of hiding from the things that belongs to us. When we arrived the air felt heavy, something in the air or in the way this place looks made my stomach turn. As we marched up to Justin we saw how the people ran into their homes…

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  • Monomyth Theory In The Graveyard Book

    Philosopher’s Stone and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book as the notion of the “special world” (Vogler 10) is glorified through contrast in relation to the core themes of the texts. Within both novels, the protagonists are only able to truly experience the themes of family, belonging and the supernatural whilst in the special world, placing an emphasis on this realm. Furthermore, contrast is consistently utilised to demonstrate that the ordinary world cannot offer the experiences that the special…

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  • Character Analysis Of Bod In The Graveyard Book

    In the novel The Graveyard Book, I would add another living boy that had resided in the graveyard 50 years prior to Bod’s arrival. Nothing would change at first with the narrative, except there would be skepticism and fear among some of the inhabitants that do not want Bod to be a repeat of “last time”. What this means can be open to interpretation at first. As time progresses, however, Bod eventually overhears a couple ghost talking about preventing another “Bod”. He wants to figure out…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Ink Drinker Continued

    Continued... I rushed back to the bookstore feeling excited about my new hunger for books. I went straight to my hiding place, sat down, and began to wonder about what to do next. “Should I tell someone?” I thought to myself. I decided to just wait until the next morning and go back to the graveyard to see if I could find Draculink and ask him about my newly developed book issue. Besides, it was getting really cold and dark outside anyways. All I could think about was getting my hands on…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Anthem, By Ayn Rand

    It is a sin to write and read the following. It shows the ways in which the character, Equality 72521 from the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, and how he was not in by any means wrong in writing what he had written. The following will go through the community, himself, and finally his independence from the community and his “brothers” of his old life. The community is the words you hear most often when talking about an environment. It’s one of those words we are all taught when we were younger about…

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  • The Yellow Wallpaper And The Boat By Alistair Macleod

    Art and literature are the foundation of life. Long before Netflix and social media existed, people used books to entertain themselves. Mason Cooley said “reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”. Even in 21st century, the age of technology, people use books as a source of entertainment and writing as a form of self-expression. Books and reading in general has many benefits like mental stimulation, gaining knowledge and much more. The function of books, reading and…

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  • My Reading Experience Essay

    The teacher I had was kind, funny, and she would read us books all the time. Up to that point, I had never had a teacher who made reading so much fun. She would read us these books that as a kid I found fascinating and riveting. There was one particular book that she read that I really enjoyed, it was called “Hank the Cowdog” and it was about a brown dog that was the sheriff of a farm and would solve any crime done on the farm, I mean what kid wouldn’t love that story. To top it all of she would…

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