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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

by Philip Pullman

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Iorek

Lyra and Iorek's journeys are deeply intertwined – their fates are connected. Lyra helps restore Iorek to the throne in Svalbard, and Iorek accompanies Lyra to find her father's laboratory. Lyra often compares Iorek to Lord Asriel (see 13.93), and he becomes a kind of stand-in father figure for her.


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