Coraline is a fantasy novel for children written by Neil Gaiman. Coraline is a young girl who loves to explore things. The main character ‘Coraline’ has been shown as brave and intelligent enough to save her parents and few others from the spell and bondage of her duplicate mother.
A New House Word Meanings
literature- a piece of valuable writing like stories, poems, novels
media– the means of mass communication like radio, TV, newspaper etc.
architecture- the design and style of buildings
vital- important and necessary
elegant- stylish, splendid and looking beautiful
haunted- believed to be visited by ghosts
explore- to search or travel through to examine, investigate or discover ( खोजबीन करना )
pester- to annoy ot tease frequently (तंग या परेशान करना )
make a mess- to make things look dirty and or untidy ( अस्तव्यस्त या चीजों को इधर – उधर कर कर देना )
stock market- the business of buying and selling companies or portions of them.
eventually- at the end of the period of activity, (अंततः )
protective colouration- changing colour to mix with surroundings to protect from predators
Summary: A New House
Coraline is the main character of the Novel ‘Coraline’. The concerned chapter is a part of the novel. Coraline and her parents move into large, odd house with expansive grounds. The parents work from home and give their daughter fairly little attention. Coraline is fidgety and in constant search of activities that will keep her involved and interested. On a particularly rainy day, Coraline is especially restless, because her mother will not let her explore outdoors. Conversations, toys, videos—nothing holds her attention for long. Finally, her father sets her off on an indoor adventure: counting everything blue in the house. While busy with it, Coraline discovers a bricked-up door that piques her interest momentarily. Later at night, Coraline tosses about in her bed, unable to sleep. She goes to inspect some strange noises that seem to be emanating from the hall. There, she thinks she sees some bizarre black, shadowy forms move about. She notices that the door which opened on to the wall is open, despite the fact that her mother had locked it in the morning. She returns to her bed, with more questions than answers. She dreams of little black shapes with red eyes and yellow teeth, under the Moon, singing a creepy song. Coraline is disturbed in her sleep; then she dreams of commercials. The chapter ends at this note.
Solutions: A New House
1. T, 2. T, 3. F, 4. T, 5. F, 6. F
- a. Coraline is speaking to her mother.
b. She asks this question because she was stuck at home due to rain and getting bored.
c. She wants to go out and explore.
- a. Coraline wants to talk to her father.
b. Coraline was running out of options to keep herself entertained. The narrator said that line to
emphasise her desperation. Her father seemed like a final option for her to find a way to go
exploring like she wanted.
c. Coraline wanted to talk about what she could explore and where.
- a. Coraline’s father said this to her.
b. The father said this because the furniture in the room was very expensive and handed down
from Coraline’s grandmother. It was only used for special occasions.
c. He was talking about the drawing room
1. Coraline’s father did not give permission because it was raining outside and also her mother had not allowed her to go outside.
2. Coraline liked the programme on protective colouration.
3. The narrator feels children have their own likings and TV shows do not have enough of children shows. He talks about stock market and talk shows that are not for children.
4. We learn that the drawing room had expensive furniture that had been passed down to them by Coraline’s grandmother. The room was reserved for special occasions.
5. Coraline’s father did not want to be disturbed. It was raining outside so he gave her the task to explore things inside the house.
6. In my opinion, Caraline’s father gave her interesting suggestions to explore because Coraline instantly started on her exploring mission.
7. The big, carved, wooden door was locked because it did not lead anywhere. There was a wall behind
8. Coraline had some microwave chips and a mini-pizza for dinner because her father had made something
from one of his personal recipes and she never liked them.
9. That night, Coraline was almost asleep when she heard some voices. She also saw some black shadows moving in her house from one place to another place. She also heard the snoring and muttering of her sleeping parents. Finally, she saw dreams in which the black shapes gather under the moon.
10. The extract conveys that modern families are not able to give proper time and attention to their children. It may not be the true picture of all modern families but if both the parents are on job then children get less time from their parents.
11. We sympathise with Coraline. She is just a child and needs attention for her and her queries as she was an exploring and inquisitive child.
- joy, 2. evidence, 3. honour, 4. laughter
- journeys 2. calves 3. countries 4. watches 5. mice 6. feet 7. fish 8. oxen
- lot 2. any 3. little 4. none 5. bit 6. some
- z 2. iz 3. iz 4. iz 5. z 6. z 7.z 8. z 9. s 10. s 11. iz 12.
- the; the; the; the
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