Alice In Wonderland Character Analysis

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How important is geographical location to the action of the texts on this course? Choose two novels on the course and explore the relationship between environments and the formation of plot and character. For my essay, I have decided to explore the importance of geographical locations within the texts Alice in Wonderland and Northern lights. Both texts play with the idea of make believe, and take place within fictional worlds. These worlds dream like contexts create an alternative reality in which common sense references are constantly questioned and challenged. And where figurative meanings are often taken literally, producing ridiculous situations and funny interactions between characters. Because of this, there is an expansion of possibilities…show more content…
She is very conscious of how she acts and feels angry at herself for crying. Alice is constantly seen trying to behave in a sensible and adult like manner. She seems cautious of her behaviour around the creatures within wonderland. Desperately trying not to offend the strange creatures that she encounters. It is Alice’s decent into the world of madness that makes Alice question the world she knows. It seems as though the rules that she has learned cannot be successfully applied within wonderland. Though there is a huge change of logic within wonderland. She learns that she must adapt to the rules within wonderland, instead of disrupting this unknown world with her confusion, she stays level headed and goes along with the nonsense instead. We see Alice’s progression of sensible thinking in the world that she has made up in her mind. The setting changes the course of Alice’s…show more content…
She is able to break from the restrictions of her strict Victorian upbringing and throw herself into a world of possibilities. This is similar to Lyra who is given the opportunity to leave her flawed environment and embark on a better life with Ms coulter. Within Alice in wonderland and Northern lights, the locations in which the protagonists find themselves in propel the plot. Each new location they find themselves in moves the story along and develop their characters. This is similar to most stories that belong to coming of age genre. This first begin with Alice’s descent down the rabbit hole and into the white rabbit’s house. She discovers that she can change her size by taking the food and drink supplied. Because of her actions within this house, she is able to escape through the tiny doors. From learning this piece of information she is able to come to terms with the rules within wonderland. As this information becomes important within the many places Alice travels to later in the
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