Alice In Wonderland Critical Analysis

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Have you ever read a book, and felt that their was a different meaning? When the classic fairy tale “Alice in Wonderland” is analyzed from the critical viewpoint of feminism, readers may discover some very interesting and remarkable surprises. In this book, there are parts where Alice is being treated poorly by men. Also the story suggest that women are irrational,emotional, and loud. Mainly showing that they can’t be relied on to do some of the tasks that the men do. However most of the men in the story seem to act in a more rational way than the woman do. In similar fashion this story also identifies women as gullible, and stupid,people who are incapable of going through a thought process. Now I shall elaborate on each of these points,showing how this story can be viewed from a feminist point of view. It’s evident that, Alice is treated as poorly by some of the men in different parts of the story. During the tea party scene in “Alice in Wonderland”, Alice approached the table that the men were having tea at. As soon as they saw her coming, they automatically said that there was no room for her at the table. Obviously, Alice could see that the table was not full, in fact there were many seats around the table. Although the men knew this, they decided to tell Alice that there was no room at the table. Perhaps they were trying to deter her from sitting at the table, by making her feel as though she is unwelcome. After that, Alice proceeds to sit at the table, and the Hatter asks Alice to figure out the answer to a riddle. The riddle was “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’ Alice attempts to figure out the answer, but to no avail. When it’s time for Alice to answer, she tells the Hatter that she gives up on trying to figure it out. She then proceeds to ask what the answer to the riddle is, and the Hatter says that he has no clue what the answer to the riddle is. He made Alice think long and hard about the answer to the riddle, that seemed to not have an answer. The Hatter knew that there was no answer to the riddle, and yet he made Alice try to figure it out. I can conclude that the Hatter only asked Alice the question to serve as entertainment, and to belittle her intelligence. In addition, one of the
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