Alice and Coraline

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Austin Way

English I

Mr. Keiter

February 28, 2013

Alice and Coraline Comparison

The book Alice in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll. Coraline was written by Neil Gaiman. Each book was later turned into films to help better get a picture of the adventurous lands the girls traveled through. In the movies Alice in Wonderland and Coraline there are many similarities but also many differences. Though having many differences and similarities each film taught a lesson to the audience by showing the interesting journey of each girl and their adventures along the way.

There are many similarities between the movies. In both stories the viewpoint figure meets a talking cat. The girls were around the same age during their adventures. They both went forward into a different reality due to their curiosity. When they arrived to this unknown place it was cool and interesting to them.

They both went through a hole to get to this "opposite/wonderland". They each started out pretty much unhappy with the way their life was. They both returned with a new sense of life. Both were in danger by a female dominate figure (Queen of hearts/Other Mother).

Alice was uncertain about all that was happening around her. Coraline adored the change at first. Alice was set up more colorful and strangely cheery. Coraline was gothic looking and dark. Coraline had to help the souls of other girls who had fallen to the Other Mother, Alice didn’t. Alice grew and shrunk throughout the book/film, while Coraline stayed the same.

In Alice in Wonderland Alice follows a talking white rabbit down a hole. In this hole is where her journey begins. Alice must kill Jabheiwoki to return to her normal life. Sadly when Alice returns home her family is the same. Though upset things haven’t changed Alice is now strong enough to stand up to her fiancé that she doesn’t want to get married to.

“Alice” is mostly a book without a plot telling of...
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