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What do the buttons in Coraline represent?
Last Updated: 20th October, 2021
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Keeping this in consideration, what do buttons on eyes symbolize?
The buttons over eyes represents theOtherMother's unlimited control. Eyes are very significantinCoraline. When Coraline sees a person's eyes, she is inthereal world. Other Mother has buttons for eyes,asdo the ghost children. The symbolismbehindbuttons for eyes is quite clear: "They werelookingat her with
Furthermore, what does cute as a button in the eyes mean? cute as a button. Pretty or attractive inadainty way, as in That baby is cute as a button.Cuteoriginally was a shortening of acute, for“sharp-witted andclever,” but in the early 1800s italso took on its currentmeaning.
Regarding this, what does the key symbolize in Coraline?
Key. The key serves as a plot device andiscentral to the novel as such. The key allows thebeareraccess to the human world and the dimension where theOtherMother/The Beldam lives. Both Coraline and theOtherMother/The Beldam want possession of the key asitrepresents freedom and power for them both.
Why does the other mother want Coraline to have button eyes?
It is said that the eyes are the windowtoones soul. So by the Other Mother taking thechildrenseyes and sewing buttons there insteadis a wayfor her to keep their souls with her and thereforetrapped in theother world. The Other Mother eats thembecause theyare her prey.