Alice 's Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass By Lewis Carroll

2339 WordsDec 12, 201610 Pages
Navigating the Unknown Adventure tales are driven by the presence of strange lands, as characters venture to and through them, finding fantastical things they have never seen before. In Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, Alice enters a nonsensical world where both the location and the rules of the world itself are foreign. The characters Alice meets do not follow the rules of the real world, so she must navigate both the terrain and the logic of Wonderland to return home. Robert Louis Stevenson 's Treasure Island follows a similar pattern, where Jim travels to a faraway island which he only knows as a map until he arrives. As Jim travels to the "Treasure Island," he discovers that the people around him are not as honest as they seem to be, throwing him into situations that follow rules and traditions known only to pirates. In addition to traversing an unfamiliar land, both protagonists apply their known conventions to their respective interactions, but face problems as a result that drive the story forward. When Alice first enters Wonderland, she is confronted with a land that mimics her own, but brimming with variations that make it difficult for her to understand every aspect of it. Once Alice completes her fall, she finds a room full of locked doors and a key that only fits a tiny door that leads to "the loveliest garden you ever saw," and she "[longs to] … wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool
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