Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis's Underground Love Adventure

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"Down, down, down" falls Alice through the Rabbit hole, leaving far above her the real world, and so, starts her nonsensical underground adventure. Through her conversations with the strange creatures, and the queer situations that she faces, she hopelessly searches for order, rule, and reason. However, Alice fails and surrenders to the unexplainable actions of these creatures. Unlike Alice, readers who know about Lewis Carroll's life- the creator of this chaotic world- are able to explain, and understand a lot of the aspects that he included in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In his essay, Richard Jenkyns expresses his believes that, the story reflects Lewis's fundamental life-events. Enough to say that, Lewis wrote this book to…show more content…
In his dairy he wrote, " married life has no doubt many charms to which I am a stranger" (Qtd in Hudson 25). This in turn explains Carroll's need for innocent love, which he found in his two to three hundred young-friends throughout his life (Merie Rubin's).

Although Alice Riddle-one of his young friends- might not had been a unique personality in her life, Lewis chose to make her so in his dream world. There was no better reason behind such intention but his preference to Alice's relationship. Enough to mention that, on the same day both friends met for the first time, Lewis expressed his special happiness towards such new friendship saying "I mark this day with a white stone" (Qtd in Ian Fitzgerald's).

Because, bourgeoisie won the greatest share of respect in their society during the Victorian time, Lewis shows their finest characteristics in Alice's behavior throughout her adventure. In the fist chapter, during the heroine's fall, she takes a jar of jam from the down-the-hole surrounding shelves in order to eat some of it. However, she insists on returning it back on one of the shelves, because she finds it empty. Although it is a short situation, it uncovers a highly childish organized side of Alice's character. Nevertheless, Alice's young age does not limit her general awareness to such point; she shows an exceptionally class-conscious personality. In her fist conversation with the White Rabbit, she commences it saying "if
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