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Quote #4

There was something hungry in the old man's button eyes that made Coraline feel uncomfortable. "No, thank you," she said. "I'm going outside to explore." (3.90)

Coraline has a really good sense about people (especially people made out of rats). What would have happened if she'd gone with the rat-man?

Quote #5

Coraline backed away.

"I'm going now," said Coraline. (4.119-120)

Despite being curious, Coraline decides to not stay in the other world. Smart move, Coraline.

Quote #6

"Don't be silly," said Coraline. "I'm going back for them because they are my parents. And if they noticed I was gone I'm sure they would do the same for me." (5.83)

Coraline explains to the cat that she practically doesn't have a choice about going to rescue her parents. She does it "because they are [her] parents." Duh.

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