Major Themes In Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Have you ever thought about what living in a world with talking animals and foods that can change your size would be like? Well, in the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the main character, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a place filled with strange people, animals, and odd encounters with these characters. Some major events in this story are when Alice first finds the door to the garden, drinks the strange liquid so she would shrink, then she meets the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter. It is also important when she plays croquet with the queen. Another important event is when Alice finally makes it into the garden. This story is filled with many odd characters and events that may not make sense until you get to the end of the story. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a very interesting book and a classic everyone should read. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland mostly takes place in Wonderland (Alice’s dream world). Wonderland is a strange, seemingly crazy world that can be entered by dropping into a rabbit hole. In Wonderland, animals act as normal people and physical size along with time are relative. The Mad Hatter explains how time works in Wonderland to Alice, “For instance, suppose it were nine o’clock in the morning, just time to…show more content…
One important theme that stood out to me is life as a meaningless puzzle. Every problem Alice ran into made no sense to her. A good example of this in the story is when the Hatter said to Alice, “Why is a raven like a writing-desk”(Carroll 68)? This riddle has no clear solution or purpose, but normally she would have been able to find a solution. These problems imitate how life frustrates our expectations. This theme made me think about how our lives throw problems our way and sometimes they may seem familiar or even
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