Coraline | Study Guide

Neil Gaiman

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Overview

Author

Neil Gaiman

Year Published

2002

Type

Novel

Genre

Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

Coraline is told in the third person limited perspective and focuses on Coraline who is the main character. The story is told by an unnamed narrator who gives insight into Coraline's mindset.

Tense

Coraline is told in the past perfect tense.

About the Title

Coraline bases its title on the main character of the story who is a young girl named Coraline. The title is also very important to the theme of the book because everyone around Coraline forgets her name. The author's use of Coraline's name in the title is a very strong contextual symbol that she is finally noticed.

Summary

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