The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and then write a reader response paper of about 500 words [use MLA format] that incorporates a discussion of two or more of the following topics. Include quotations from the book as appropriate:

 

  • Why the protagonist remains unnamed

 

 

  • Why the body of water that seems like a pond to adults seems like an ocean to the children

 

 

  • What you think the body of water actually is

 

 

  • Why being in the Hempstock’s kitchen makes the protagonist “as happy as [he has] ever been about anything”

 

 

  • The symbolism connected with the “foe” or “manta wolf” [38] that Lettie and the protagonist see and attempt to vanquish

 

 

  • Why the book was written from the point of view of an adult remembering what it was like being a seven-year-old child

 

 

  • The significance, if any, of the protagonist returning to his boyhood village in England for a funeral, possibly of his father

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