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Is Mandragora all about journey and discovery? Discuss this in relation to Adam and the Reader

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English Essay Is Mandragora all about journey and discovery? Discuss this in relation to Adam and the Reader Introduction. At the start of Mandragora Adam is very shy and during the book he develops into a self confident and mature person. Adams life changes when he finds five mandrake dolls in a cave known to exist by local legend. What he doesn't know about them is that they are cursed; they end up causing all sorts of disasters, which are somehow linked with the disasters that happened on the Dunarling an 18th century barque. Journey and Discovery could mean Adam's personal journey or the journey of his relationship with either his father or Catriona. ...read more.

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His maturity has earned him respect from his father which is something Adam has wanted throughout Mandragora. Towards the end this is shown when Adam's father helps him up after his fight with Hamish Lechie. Adam's Relationships. The relationship with Catriona is the main relationship of the book. There are many highs and lows of Adam and Catriona's relationship such as Catriona's incident with the university students which is a low point in the relationship. A high point would be when Catriona saves Adam from the Cave Just after they met. Their relationship is also similar to Jamie Ramsey and Margaret Colquon's relationship. ...read more.

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They come in the form of Tam Dubh, Snell, Agley, and Smeddum. We learn about the horrors of the Dunarling and how they are linked with the events of Modern day Dunarling. For example the fire at the Dunarling museum is linked with the fire on the Dunarling and the water poisoning is linked to the viaduct incident. There are many links between the past and the present in Mandragora. There are obvious ones like Jamie and Margaret, and Adam and Catriona, and there are less obvious parallel events like what I have explained earlier. Conclusion We have covered certain important points about the book and these show that Mandragora IS all about journey and discovery. There are points that argue and support this theory but I hope you have discovered the real theme of Mandragora. By Adam Cawthorn. ...read more.

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