Manipulation and Appreciation in Coraline

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline introduces the story’s antagonist far before that very antagonist’s evil intentions are revealed. In the novel, a young girl Coraline has just moved into an old home. She feels ignored by her parents who are too busy working to pay attention to her. When she stumbles upon the door that leads to … Read moreManipulation and Appreciation in Coraline

Blake and Gaiman on Women’s Desires: A Dissection of Mrs. Armitage on Wheels and Coraline

Quentin Blake and Neil Gaiman both utilize desire as a driving force in the plots of their works. Blake’s Mrs. Armitage on Wheels sees its protagonist desiring more out of her bicycle and using her creativity and mechanical prowess to enhance the design. Coraline sees its protagonist desiring something interesting to stave off her boredom … Read moreBlake and Gaiman on Women’s Desires: A Dissection of Mrs. Armitage on Wheels and Coraline