what it's about
the other mother is a metaphor for the devil in disguise.
She kidnaps a girl away from her parents and try to trick her into staying. But also she has a doll spy on Coraline while she sleeps and lets the other mother know what is wrong with Coralines life.
" how do i know you'll keep your word ?" asked Coraline . " I swear it ," said the other mother. " I swear it on my own mother's grave ." " does she even have a grave ?" Asked Coraline. " Oh yes." said the other mother. " I put her in there myself. And when i found her trying to crawl out, I put her back "
other mother-insulting your mother is both brave and disrespectful. insulting your other mother is just plain brave. we wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole.
some symbolism we found is: some symbolism we found is: These buttons act like masks. Coraline can't tell if her other parents are watching her and she can't get any clues through their eyes about what they're thinking. Because we see so much through people's eyes, these buttons hide the humanness of the people wearing them. For this reason, Coraline's other mother could never really be known, or loved, by the children she kidnaps.,
Coraline goes through a door to get to the other world, but her parents and the three ghost children are trapped in a mirror. And when you think about it,when you look in a mirror Everything looks the same but different. This is exactly how Coraline feels when she walks into the other world like it's familiar, but something's just not right.
The other mother presents herself as good, but it is all a disguise. The other mother showed her evil side because coraline wouldn't put the buttons in her eyes. After coraline denied the buttons, the other mother threw her into the mirror .Where she met the other three children that their souls where stolen by the other mother. She later then found out that Wybie's grandmothers sister was taken by the other mother.