For years books have been subject to countless reviews and scrutiny, and each time the appropriateness of a book is up for debate, both sides of the argument present valid points. This however does not apply to Alice in Wonderland. The classic written by Lewis Carroll is deemed as inappropriate for children by many but what individuals don’t realize is that Alice in Wonderland may be the most appropriate book a child could ever read. Alice in Wonderland does contain both violence and a young girl talking to strangers but despite this, Alice in Wonderland is appropriate for many reasons.Some of which are that it is filled with imagination, teaches children the importance of being on time and relationships as well as teaching children educational
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is, essentially, a children’s book and it can and should be read as such. However, I believe that, throughout another more insightful reading, one can see that this book is so much more than a simple story for children. Making sense out of the nonsense, which is the case for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is no easy task, but I really think that Lewis Carroll wrote this book so that adult, more developed minds could enjoy it too and take something out of it. I strongly believe that the main subplot in this story is Alice’s loss of innocence, the start of her journey to maturity. One cannot say that Alice becomes an adult in Wonderland since she is only seven, but it is possible that her journey helps her become less childish and grow
To the average reader, the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland may seem nonsensical and absurd. However, Carroll was incepting a much bigger picture than just of peculiar characters and poems of a stammering college professor. Indeed, the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a political satire filled with scenes that ridiculed the government or a legal process. Interestingly, in a scene from the book, Alice attends a trial judged by the King of Hearts whereby the Knave of Hearts is accused of stealing the Queen’s tarts. In the jury-box she sees 12 creatures, comprising of animals and birds, putting their names down on slates for fear they might forget their names at the end of the trial. Furthermore, the King of Hearts, at one point, starts demanding for a verdict from the jury but one never
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Next, the Cheshire cat is a supernatural aide as well for Alice. The Cheshire cat is rather poetic with everything he says and his advice to Alice gives off a poetic vibe. The supernatural part about the cat is that he enjoys disappearing and reappearing at random times. In Tough Alice, the Red and White Queens symbolized supernatural aides for Alice. There’s no such thing as a red or white queen which indicates that Alice is dreaming. Second, the red and white queens were seen as guidance this time around in Wonderland by saying things like “We are only present, not truly here,” “And you are your own future,” “You are a tough child” and “You figure it out (page 7-8, Yolen)”. This considered the queens to be aides towards Alice. To make it out of Wonderland this time, she had to learn to fight her own demons.
In 1862, floating upon the river Isis, Charles Dodgson narrated for Alice Liddell and a few others in company his original tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Gliding along underneath the blue sky, Dodgson wove his words into one of the most classic children stories of all time. Thesis: Although Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland may have only begun as a children’s story, many adults have sought to discover the “true meaning” of the novel. Curiosity has led to years of searching and interpretation of the origins of Carroll’s novels, and the symbols inside, developing into theories ranging from practical to nearly impossible, eventually evolving into their own stories in the film industry.
Late rabbits, talking cats, and dancing cards are just some of the un-natural occurrences that take place in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In today’s society with competing books, such as Harry Potter, these elements in the book may seem like no big deal, but for the time period the book was published, these were anything but normal. This children’s book was first published in 1865 in the United Kingdom; during the Victorian time period, named after Queen Victoria. The book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland represents a satire on the Victorian Era and how people were expected to act, through which Carroll displays an overall theme of growing up.
Alyss Heart, a 7 year-old girl who is characterized as an ingenuous, troublesome, and a captivating little girl,not anymore. Alyss Heart is now an artful, straightforward, and powerful woman. She is the queen of Wonderland who has fought for her world and protected her people. She was scared at first and didn’t think she was capable of defeating Redd, but she tried her best and fought for Wonderland, and
I walk into the Moore’s house, and go upstairs. I see Alice on the bed, and tell her. “Hey, I did it with Alec. Oh, and I also told him I loved him, and he said it back. I think I wanna marry him.” “Ok slow down there Anna.” “I know, I’m sorry its just the happiest I’ve felt since what happened.” I know, and that's fantastic lets just not ask him to marry you yet.” “Yea, I know. I should probably get some less revealing clothes on.” “Yea, I’ll be downstairs.” She tells me.
I thin that the prom was interesting. I feel this way because of how the Alice in Wonderland theme was excuted. Another reason I feel this way is because the decorations had this crazy and weird atmosphere that fits the dream like qualities of Wonderland. For example, the decorations had gaint tea cups with flowers and cards inside of them, gaint glowing mushrooms, and a giant drink me bottles( a refernce about Alice in Wonderland that implies that you drank it and shrunk) to show qualities of a dream like atmosphere. Most importantly, I found that the food and refreshments that were served to be surprisingly, the most interesting part of the prom. The cupcakes looked like pure weirdness, with the mash of colors and swirly designs, the fruit
The Victorian Era was a time where not many ethical ideals and moral standards were sustained. Yet, it is also an Era in which modern society uses to make advancements in both humanity, and philosophy. Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, was a novelist who wrote pass his time. He wrote further in the future of the "common" Victorian Era. The ideology he presents in Alice in Wonderland is conducive to an individual attempting to bring attention to the deteriorating mental health and humane conditions in Victorian-Era England. Alice is representative of a normal child in everyday-Victorian England. This child, Alice, has not been exposed to the likes of diversity, but instead solidarity. The type of solidarity that is all too prevalent throughout the Victorian Era, primarily in the upbringing of children during this time. Children in Victorian Era England were taught to be followers of the norms already established by adults, and to ask no questions. These types of parameters placed restraints on children growing-up during this time; not only physical restraints, but also mental restraints, such as their imaginations'. Carroll was no stranger to this ideal or the likes of this concept; In fact, he constructed Alice in The Wonderland with this in mind, to defy the imaginative 'norm' of Victorian-Era England. He created a character that dreamt of falling down a rabbit hole into another universe. This dream or imagination becomes so vivid in his novel that the
The Queen waltzed over, waving to the innocent bystanders as she did, although no one had noticed the playing cards of the grand entrance of the Queen. She then stopped in from of Alice, who was still seated in her booth. With one glace, the Queen grew a devilish smirk that was inhuman and crazy. After seeing the smirk in the past, Alice wanted no part of it now. The Queen only uttered for words, all without breaking her glare. “Off. With. Her. Head.” Suddenly, the cards rushed forward, but before she understood, she finally woke
Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, wrote, “I can’t go back to yesterday-because I was a different person than.” Three years ago I lived in a small town in Lumberton, Texas. I grew up there, but now I currently live in Greenbrier, Arkansas. I can’t go back because moving to a different state has changed me.
Lewis Carroll's use of puns and riddles in Alice in Wonderland help set the theme and tone. He uses word play in the book to show a world of warped reality and massive confusion. He uses such play on words to reveal the underlying theme of growing up', but with such an unusual setting and ridiculous characters, there is need for some deep analyzing to show this theme. The book contains many examples of assonance and alliteration to add humor. Carroll also adds strange diction and extraordinary syntax to support the theme.
Whenever the queen is displeased it usually results in somebody getting their head cut off. This can be seen when Alice is put on trial in front of the queen and her court. The queens ruling results in Alice being guilty and becoming defiant to the queen. As a result the queen shouts, “off with her head!” (Carroll, 102). This represents Alice and her madness because as I stated earlier, this was all in Alice’s dream. Therefore the queen is a representation of what goes on in Alice’s head. She has that dark mental side to her nature.