Lina- main character of the story, portrays significance in her role as one of the main personality in discovering the mystery of the “City of Ember”, and lead the story in an act of escape from the underworld with her friend doon. Doon-plays another major character in the story, whereas, he and his friendship as messenger with the people of the city of ember, lead to discovering clues in which he himself was surprised to discover the mystery behind the 200 plus years old underground city. Other Characters th Mayor- significantly acted to be guilty in leading the story into its plot scenic as chaotic, near destruction scenario; connived with Looper in saving food and supplies for themselves; Characterized as to linked with the box of clues transferred from one generation to another and depicted to have open it to discover the message on how to escape from underground. Ms. Murdo- live with Lina and her sister, her character is linked to the story as the one who received the message of LIna on how to get up from the underground.
Plot Summary The Builders of Ember, fearing an apocalyptic event, built the city to ensure that humans would continue to exist. Later we discover that the Builders planned that future generations would “grow up with no knowledge of a world outside, so that they (would) feel no sorrow for what they have lost. ” The city was designed to last no longer than 220 years, at the conclusion of which the citizens of Ember were to receive instructions contained in a time-locked box held by the mayor that described how to leave the city.
However, over the course of 241 years, the box has popped open and been mislaid. The people of Ember have no knowledge of what lies beyond their electric flood lamps. Most believe that Ember is the only light in a dark world. Many fear that despite their relentless recycling efforts the city of Ember is slowly dying. When the antiquated generator begins to plunge the entire city unexpectedly into blackouts, two young people begin to search for answers to the blackouts, the food shortages, and the lessoning of the town’s seemingly inexhaustible consumer supplies.
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Lina obtains a job as messenger and travels the town, learning the true nature of the city’s shortages and of the people’s fears. In the course of her job Lina also discovers that some powerful people are taking advantage of their positions and hoarding supplies for themselves. Doon obtains a job working as a pipeworks laborer and learns that the generator is in a decrepit condition. When Lina discovers the damaged fragments of the Builder’s document that contains instructions for leaving Ember, she and Doon decide to work together to decipher the message.
Before they can share their discovery with everyone, the corrupt Mayor tries to withhold the information and destroy their hard work. Lina and Doon escape from the Mayor and the city of Ember in a small boat following the Builder’s deciphered instructions. They arrive above ground where they witness their first sunrise. In their hurry to escape, however, they neglected to pass on the exit instructions to their friends in Ember.
Finding a crevasse, they crawl through and drop the instruction wrapped in Doon’s jacket to the city far below. Personal Impressions and Conclusion The story of the “ City of Ember” is a mystery considerably fictional to my knowledge, living for 200 years far below underground, in which portrays some known stories written and directed even through movies. However, the story offers a little more exciting as in the plot has strategic sequencing and transition from one phase of the story to another, for that it is commendable.
The characters have translated its importance as to their roles in the story. It is also good to note the simplicity of the story in depicting the characters and events in the language simple yet consistent. Meanwhile, the ending of the story seems to fail and sustain the suspense of the story. It just ended purposely leading readers thought it in series, but generally, the story is good and still commendable to be recommended for further readings.