Alice's Adventure In Wonderland Analysis

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In the Victorian age, children’s condition was a problem. treated as miniature adults, they were often required to work, were severely chastised, or were ignored. Exactly in that period Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carrol wrote “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland”, a novel that tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. It is first of all a children’s book as it has a child protagonist; however it appeals to adult readers with its advanced logical reasoning, witty puns and trenchant satire of Victorian society. So we can consider it as a drastic reaction against the impassive didacticism of British upbringing. Indeed throughout the course of her journey in Wonderland Alice goes through a variety of absurd physical changes and events that act as a symbol for the changes that occur during puberty. In particular examining this work with a psychoanalytic approach we can find three metacognitive processes that increase during adolescence: introspection, self-consciousness and intellectualization. Introspection is the act of looking within, i.e. think about one’s own emotions. Therefore like an adolescent Alice manages to look upon herself from a distance, saying to the Gryphon “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then”. Moreover she reminds herself of trying to answer politely even though her interlocutor fail to do so and she decides not to react impulsively in some situations. And if she does,
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