Analysis of the meaning of the novel “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer or how a boy prodigy builds insidious plans to take over the world

For Russia, the work of John Colfer is practically unknown, since this is only a rising star, and a modern, if not a classic, then definitely a worthy writer. Therefore, today we will slightly open the veil of secrecy over his work.

Let’s talk about the meaning and plot of the Artemis Fowl books. So sit back, grab something hot and a cookie, and let’s get started!

Briefly about the author

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Colfer’s first story about Artemis Fowl came out in the early 2000s. Then at the peak of popularity was the work of Harry Potter, and many writers were also inspired by the adventures of the wizard boy.

Among the many carbon copies, Artemis File stands out for its extreme degree of individuality and originality. The characters in the story series are colorful, interesting to watch, and the lore is well thought out. As a reward for good work, the adventures of Artemis Fowl also received a film adaptation. However, she didn’t really go to domestic moviegoers. Let’s talk more about the events unfolding in Colfer’s world.


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Before us is the family of Artemis File, which is built in a mafia manner and operates on the territory of modern Ireland. Artemis himself is a twelve-year-old boy prodigy who believes in the existence of fabulous and bookish creatures on the territory of the country, so he tries to find them in order to use them for his own selfish purposes. At the very beginning of the story, the boy really seems to be a passionless and brilliant vampire (due to his extremely pale skin), who acts as a real supervillain. However, gradually encountering magical creatures, he gradually begins to discover a lot of human qualities in himself, for example, nobility and compassion.


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This is a book about how a simple person can gradually change for the better under the influence of a mass factor. The author wants to tell us that those who we were born are not a sentence, but simply a consequence and a given that we have to live with.

However, it is in the power of each person to find in himself the qualities that you consider important and necessary for your personality. Gradually nurturing them under the influence of people around or the environment, you can really become the best version of yourself.

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A series of eight books just tells us that Artemis is gradually becoming more human, and we are watching the beautiful transformation of one person into something more beautiful than before.

Also, the author intentionally introduces a conflict into the past of the boy’s family, his selfish goals and undesirable, but such necessary human qualities. It is these contradictions that stimulate his personal growth.

Probably, in real life, he walks the streets or goes to school of such boys who dream of taking over the world and are embittered at the whole world. However, it is important to understand that it consists of red and white, black and gray, and everywhere you can find something good, develop at least a piece of humility, and see that life is beautiful.

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This concludes our analysis. If you have any questions or suggestions, be sure to write in the comments. And we have prepared for you a number of equally interesting analyzes. Here they are:

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