Coraline Plot Summary

Coraline Plot Summary

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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action 1
  • Rising Action 2
  • Coraline has moved to a new house in the countryside. She is bored so she goes exploring.
  • Climax
  • While exploring Coraline discovers a door with bricks behind it. Next Coraline goes through the door because the bricks have disappeared even though the mice told her not to. She meets her Other Mother who tries to convince Coraline to stay and sew buttons into her eyes.
  • Falling Action
  • Then Coraline discovers her parents are missing and has to go back through the door. She finds ghost children and has to find their souls in order to escape. She finds all three of the marbles. The cat helps too.
  • Resolution
  • Suddenly Coraline realizes that her parents are in the snow globe and has to throw the cat at the Other Mother in order to escape.
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  • After that Coraline is home and her parents have returned. She has a dream with the ghost children. They say the Other Mother still wants the key.
  • In the end, Coraline tricked the other mother’s hand into falling into the well with they key. She covered the well with wooden boards, trapping her.
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