Goblins in the Castle Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young boy has grown up in a castle with his mentor and guardian. He has always been warned away from one tower in the castle. He entertains himself by exploring all the nooks and hidden secrets of the castle. One day he discovers the way to the dungeon where he meets Igor. Accidentally one day he discovers what was in the forbidden tower. The souls of millions of goblins, who, because of their long imprisonment, want to seek revenge on humans for their betrayal and imprisonment. The young boy must leave the castle for the first time in his life and try to stop the goblins from attacking.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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