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
Alice’s encounters with the other characters in Wonderland push her to ponder about her own identity. For example in the Chapter II, after having experienced dramatic transformations in size by eating and drinking, she meets the White Rabbit in the hall. She asks herself, “I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.
Donald Rackin said “The texts were, moreover, replete with primal scenes and overpowering, symbolic renditions of classic Freudian tropes (a vaginal rabbit hole and a phallic Alice, an amniotic pool of tears, hysterical mother figures and impotent father figures, threats of decapitations [castration]…” These tropes are difficult, almost impossible, for children to understand. However adults are able to catch on to some of them. These tropes are a necessity because they allow for a more profound understanding of the story. It helps to appeal to older audiences and allows the adults to connect with Alice and other characters.
In The novel, Beddor uses these conflicts to reveal the real Princess of Wonderland, Alice. In the beginning of the novel, Alyss is characterized as troublesome , demanding , and stubborn. The author states that imagination is a crucial part of life in Wonderland and Princess Alyss had the most powerful imagination ever seen in a 7-year-old ever to live in Wonderland: “ but as with any formidable talents, Alyss’ imagination could be used for good or ill, and the queen saw mild reasons for
From the excerpt “Father”, it reveals “ I’m positive my father never understood why I wrote.” , and as a result, Alice and her father never got an opportunity to connect with each
To draw further scrutiny to Victorian conventions, Carroll incorporates several languages features and play. Employing the use of the useless educational system in Victorian society, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland depicts several moments within its tale where Alice attempts to conduct herself by reciting facts she learned in school to try and maintain a sense of her life prior to falling down the rabbit hole into the world of Wonderland. The first evidence of this occurring features in the first chapter succeeding her tumble. She begins to wonder how far she has fallen and attempts calculating the exact distance away from the centre of the Earth she is; “let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think […] but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I’ve got to?”
Similarities and Differences Between The Book and Movie of Alice In Wonderland In 2010 a movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland was released directed by Tim Burton, based on the 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The movie adaptation made significant changes to the book, although they still have many similarities. They both share many symbolic elements and characters such as the Mad Hatter and the rabbit hole, and both have the theme of being lost between childhood and adulthood. They differ in that the movie has a more defined plot with a clear antagonist, but the book does not.
Alice in Wonderland Societal Reading Victorian society demanded a specific role of civilians with strict expectations they always adhere to. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly recognised by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, is one author who questioned these expectations through the use of satire within his text Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Satirizing the rule and conventions of Victorian society is one manner in which Carroll subverts the nature of this time period by drawing specific attention to the worst aspects and proving how ridiculous they truly are.
Just as a rudderless ship travels an unpredictable route to an unknown destination, a vacuous environment devoid of direction has the tendency to produce an unintended ending. Similarly, lack of goals or an otherwise forthright direction only abrogates a purpose. Unwanted or uninvited outcomes speak of the consequences of such abrogation. In fact, the culmination of disengaged or seemingly extraneous decisions over extended durations can produce a strategic trajectory comparable to those emanating from intentional design.
He sold her babies!” (249). Not even Alice’s suicide was her own choice, proving that her final act was not one of subversiveness, but of submission, because she had nothing left to live for and refused to fight for her liberty. She took the easy way out. Dying was not a final act of rebellion and was instead an act of complete loss.
‘Now go tell him that! Tell him I’m talking ’bout killing him!(167)’” When she says this, she seems to not care about being a slave and wants her voice to be heard by Rufus and for him to know she isn’t a toy for him. At times she may mask these opinions to survive, but they are always there towards Rufus. Throughout the book Alice speaks her mind and goes against slave norms to find her path away from Rufus and the
Temptation and greed are significant elements in the three stories, as many of the characters’ actions are a result of bad decisions made due to these forces. In Alice in Wonderland, Alice’s food related temptations are what cause her change of size and her progression through the world of Wonderland. Alice is often not even hungry when confronted with items of food in the story, it is their presence that tempts her to eat them: “In the middle of the court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them” (96). It is her lack of restraint when it comes to her appetite that causes her change of size and her lack of power throughout much of the story. Gluttony is displayed for
Alice must do whatever Ray asks her to. If she runs, eats when she is not told to, disobeys Ray’s assaulting orders, or if she does not love him, her family will be killed, and Ray will tell the police that Alice killed her family. Alice is allowed to go buy Ray’s groceries, medications, and clothes, but she will never be able to run away. At home, Alice nearly starves every day,