Enid Jones. She was an English teacher who would play a large role in inspiring Philip to write. He even sends her copies of his books to this day.
Philip Pullman entered college as an enthusiastic teenager. Because of his prowess in English he was awarded a scholarship to study at Exeter College in Oxford. However, his education was “largely unenthusiastic”(1). Even to the point that he attacks the National Curriculum saying it “crushes imagination in students”(1). Upon graduation he participated in several medial jobs before landing back in Oxford to become a teacher. During this period he wrote several plays that would be preformed by students and would later be a platform for his children’s boo...
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...ust only accumulating on adults shows that experience is worth volumes in their world.
The Golden Compass is a great literary adventure led by Philip Pullman. His crazy ideas and twisted logic send the reader on a roller coaster through out. However, not only is it just entertaining, it also has the literary aspects necessary to be considered a good novel. For these reasons and others Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass is a great example of theme, diction, and motif’s in literature.
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