How Does Carroll Think Of Something So Different Like The Jabberwocky Story?

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Alice is running forward, or so she thinks; however, Alice is doing the exact opposite of that. Alice has a main objective in this novel; she must move eight squares in order to become a queen. In Lewis Carroll’s, Through the Looking-Glass, Carroll adds a certain pizazz that most people wonder where it comes from. How does he come up with certain characters? How does he think of something so different like the Jabberwocky poem? Many things contribute to Carroll’s writing: struggling with sleep deprivation, dealing with dual personalities, having an education, growing up with several siblings, and handling abnormal eating habits. Sleep deprivation has been known to cause hallucinations and the inability to retain information. Carroll suffered from sleep deprivation and the side effects of it. One can assume that he used the side effect, the inability to retain information, in chapter three as Alice is traveling through the woods. “ ‘What do you call yourself?’ the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had! ‘ I wish I knew! Thought poor Alice. She answered, rather sadly, ‘ Nothing, just now’”( Carroll 43). The fawn and Alice are walking through the woods and Alice is having a rather hard time remembering her name as they move along. The fact that she cannot remember her…show more content…
One item that plays a role in this narrative is that Carroll was, “ The eldest boy in a family of 11 children, Carroll was rather adept at entertaining himself and his siblings,” (“Early Life” n.d.). Being older than many of his siblings, Carroll began writing creative short fiction stories. Through the years he continued writing, but it was now as a job. Carroll exhibits his creativity through the White knight’s “inventions” ( Carroll 110). The White Knight invents anklets to go around his horse’s feet to protect them from shark bites ( Carroll 110). Not many would think of something to go around ankles to protect them from being bitten by a

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