Compare And Contrast Alice In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1862. Carroll never meant to write a book; initially it was a short tale meant to entertain the three daughters of a close friend of Carroll. Three years later, in 1865, the book was published. Since then it has never been out of print, remaining an acclaimed work of fiction, read by children and adults everywhere. Six years after the first book’s release the follow up Carroll released a follow up, “Through the Looking-Glass”. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland can be described as a work of fantasy and literary nonsense. The story follows seven-year-old Alice, as she falls down a rabbit hole and enters a strange and absurd world…show more content…
One of the most famous versions is Alice in Wonderland, a 2010 film directed by Tim Burton. Burton retells Carroll’s tale in a darker, more modern way. The changes made were meant to make the story appeal to a broader and more mature audience. To achieve this, Burton had to make several changes, thus the film and the book are very different. Firstly, Burton based the film on both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, thus the film covers more than a single book alone. Another difference is that the Alice we meet in the book is seven years old, whereas the film takes place 12 years after Alice’s initial visit in Wonderland, when she is 19 years old. The film has also merged many characters, for example is Iracebeth of Crims based on the Red Queen and the Queen of Hearts, whereas the March Hare and the Duchess were merged into Thackery Earwicket. Lastly, in Carroll’s book, Wonderland exists inside Alice’s dreams, whereas in Burton’s film Wonderland is a real place. There are more differences, as Burton’s film is a loose retelling of the original tale, but I thought these changes were the most important
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