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Lewis Carroll Research Paper

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The Life of Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, born January 27, 1832, had the pen name Lewis Carroll that was derived from the Latin meaning of his real name. He was born the eldest son and third child, and altogether had three brothers and seven sisters who he loved to entertain. He was more than just a writer and was experienced in photography, mathematics, and inventing. He had a fancy for photographing children but eventually stopped because of his motive for nude studies. Carroll was “devoted to games as croquet, backgammon, billiards and chess, enjoyed conjuring and card tricks and invented many mathematical and word puzzles, games, ciphers and aids to memory” (Cohen 78). This may explain the presence of chess and croquet all …show more content…

Some have said that Carroll had two personalities, while others believe that he had one but chose to live from the happier memories of his childhood. However, he won no awards while he was alive but did have the Lewis Carroll Bookshelf Award named in his legacy. This was established in order to find books that could live up to the standards of his Alice books. By the time of his death, these stories had become the most popular children's books all around the world. Carroll caught influenza and shortly after died from pneumonia on January 14, …show more content…

Every time Alice meets someone new, a new conflict arises that tests her wit and intelligence. In the first story, “the main conflict occurs in the last chapter, during the trial, when Alice is called to give evidence” (Maatta). The resolution is when Alice wakes up and she is no longer in Wonderland and talks to her sister. The conflict and resolution are very similar in the second story too, with Alice entering a fantasy world and returning back with a new perspective on life. Alice understands that she is changing, and she learns to adapt to her constantly changing surroundings. She even says to herself: “I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!” (Carroll 8). She sees maturity as an important part of life and tries to be her best

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