Wonderland Insane

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In Lewis Carroll’s story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the character Alice stumbles upon a world called Wonderland upon her curiosity. As she makes her trip around Wonderland, she goes on a journey to find herself because she is not sure who she is after entering the world, and she is not sure how she fits in this new world or her old one. While she is figuring out her own place in Wonderland’s society, she meets a series of characters who interact and attempt to change her perspective on life. By using Alice and these characters, Carroll offers readers his own critique on the way society functions and how it is structured. Although all of Carroll’s characters are considered insane, they all have different perspectives on how the world…show more content…
In the story Alice meets with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. She enters the Hatter’s home uninvited and she begins to converse with them. After moments have passed the Hatter begins to say, “‘ I want a clean cup,’... let’s all move one place on.’(66; ch.7)” Then the narrator begins to describe that, “... the March Hare moved into the Dormouse’s place, and Alice rather unwillingly took the place of the March Hare. The Hatter was the only one who got any advantage from the change; and Alice was a good deal worse off than before, as the March hare had just upset the milk-jug into his plate.’” In this scenario the Hatter proposed the idea to move onto the next seat and the rest of the characters followed suit. The only person who got the short end of the stick was Alice because she received the March Hare’s plate and it was covered in milk. Carroll uses the Hatter, March Hare, and the Dormouse as the majority of this scenario because they want to participate in this game, but Alice is forced to participate in this game, making her the minority. This greatly reflects today’s society due to how how the majority typically rules over the minority. This could be reflected by race, viewpoints, and desires. In the world the minority tend to get the short end of the stick. The minority does not have a chance to compromise with majority’s decision,…show more content…
Alice and the the other creatures within the world of Wonderland mimic the ideas of society and their many flaws. Carroll uses many scenes within his story to provide roles for each and every character, so they could personify characters in the real world. In many instances Alice attempts to understand these individuals living within the world they call Wonderland. But like any other, Alice finds the differences between them to be too great and rejects them just like how people in the real world reject the ideas of others based on how they were raised. Alice even though she is a fresh young mind, she still already has nurtured ideals within her and it prevents her from learning from these character’s flaws. If Alice could understand that these flaws were a projection of the issues in today’s world, she could understand how Carroll’s characters are a perfect representation of today’s
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