What are button eyes?
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Similarly, you may ask, what do button eyes represent?
It is said that the eyes are the window to ones soul. So by the Other Mother taking the childrens eyes and sewing buttons there instead is a way for her to keep their souls with her and therefore trapped in the other world.
One may also ask, what is the lesson of Coraline? The strong themes in this story are home, appreciating what you have, and courage. Coraline realizes in the story that her home, though imperfect, was the one she loves and would never leave. She also learns how to be strong and depend on herself to fight for those she loves.
One may also ask, what does buttons on the eyes of the dead mean?
That dates back to various reasons throughout history. The eyes keep the soul within, so coins (or buttons in this case) keep eyes closed until the soul is ready to leave. Coins had been placed on the eyes to bring into the afterlife upon burial, to pay the underworld for safekeeping.
Is Coraline a name?
Coraline. The name Coraline means Heart, Maiden and is of American origin. Coraline is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls. Diminutive form of Cora or a combination of the names Cora and Caroline.