Do you have any idea why a raven is like a writing desk? No, Me either. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is an interesting take on the old Lewis Carroll 's story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and this film might not be seen as an adaptation to more than a continuation of the loved story. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is about an older version of Alice who is dissatisfied in her boring life and is being told how to live her life. When she is at her own engagement party she follows a white rabbit down a hole and ends up in Wonderland.
According to Berardinelli, “When she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland, it is as much to escape from reality of her current situation as it to visit a new world” (1). If Alice finds treatment then she may find a better world to be in. Also, Alice is not the only person with a disorder. According to Dargis, “Mr. Depp’s strenuously flamboyant turn embodies the best and worst of Mr. Burton’s filmmaking tendencies even as the actor brings his own brand of cinematic crazy to the tea party” (3).
The journeys of the young protagonist female characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), tell a story of growth and self- actualization. Although these fairy tales were written in the past their stories managed to stand the test of time, and still resonate with children and adults today. Both settings occur in faraway magical lands secluded from the real world, simply filled with pure imagination. The characters, Dorothy and Alice must use their wit and young minds to navigate through these unfamiliar lands in hopes of maybe finding their way back home. Throughout their journeys they both go through many trials and tribulations needed in order to mature and develop.
In Frank Beddor´s Looking Glass Wars, it is pretty much a twist of Alice in Wonderland, but not as crazy or goofy. Beddor changes it around so Alyss is princess in the magical land when her evil aunt, Redd attacks, forcing her to leave Heart Palace and all of her childhood behind. Her and the Wonderlanders have to persevere through the hardships of Redd and her army, The Cut. The Wonderlanders and Alyss stand up to Redd believing Black Imagination will be overrun by White Imagination. One of the several themes in the book is perseverance, and it is shown throughout the book through Dodge, Hatter, and Alyss.
One of his biggest ideas is that there is no wholly original piece of literature. In the chapter, “Hanseldee and Greteldum”, Foster explains how characters in novels tend to have similar personalities as characters in other novels, especially in fairy tales or nursery rhymes. For example in, “The Power of One”, Peekay has two maid like people who live with his family named Dee and Dum. We all immediately think of the classic, “Alice in wonderland” with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Therefore throughout the rest of.
The major elements of Joseph Campbell’s analysis of rite-of-passage tales are confirmed and challenged in both Hansel and Gretl and/or The Ugly Duckling by showing the readers that the dynamics represented through both journeys of the fairy tales lead from misery to happiness in the end. Indicating that each fairytale brought about a heroine and a hero that went through different stages of darkness to transform into beautiful creatures with acts of kindness. Both Hansel and Gretl and The Ugly Duckling were brought into the world where they were not accepted and not just by the people around them but by the person who should have had open arms and hearts to welcome them into the world they would call home. Hansel and Gretel were victimized by the ---- and in their story, they leave a trail of breadcrumbs to mark their way and trick the witch into not eating them which offers some form of strategic actions which serve as an emotional yet independent relief of letting go of the past. Indicating that fairytale teach acceptance in life and there are many positive and negative possibilities within each individual which contribute to an integrated whole.
One of the main characters in Alice Through the Looking Glass is Alice. She had dreams when she was a little kid about Wonderland. But when she grows older she actually does go to Wonderland. One of the other characters in Alice Through the Looking Glass is the Mad Hatter. He is a silly man who always is jolly and good.
In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, it is the story of Alice and Wonderland but with a twist of wonderlanders fighting for their lives and Redd, Alyss’s aunt is trying to take over wonderland and Alyss has to stop it. When Beddor makes this change it shows a significance of many themes that can also be found in war. Like good v evil with Redd, Alyss and Dodge showing the two friendships but for Redd hate a power. A character that shows the significance of good v evil is Alyss and Redd. Around the middle end of the book Redd is proclaiming to people “‘Loyal subjects, there is a pretender to the throne in our midst.
In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, the story Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland gets told from a different perspective. Beddor takes Alice’s story and shakes it up a little bit. This time, Alyss is the princess and soon-to-be Queen of Wonderland. But she has to take a sharp curve when her evil Aunt Redd takes over their queendom. Her mother, Queen Genevieve tries to protect Alyss for the sake of the queendom so she can one day defeat Redd and become the Queen of Wonderland.
In doing so, she comes across different and undiscovered aspects of life such as abuse and reproduction which change the way she thinks about life. Furthermore, at the end of the novel Nouschka addresses one of the most important lessons that she learnt. “When you are born and put into your crib, the whole world sticks their heads over the tops of the bars. They would give you names and they have all sorts of different ideas about you. These are all just fairy tales.” (403, O’Neill).
Throughout the novel, Carroll helps us to better understand the character of Alice. This young, Victorian girl who falls into a rabbit hole and doesn 't understand why she 's there, and how she 's supposed to get out of this topsy-turvy world. Carroll reveals the character of Alice by telling of her journey through the magical place called Wonderland. The first place she arrived at after falling down the rabbit hole, was a dark place, and the first thing she saw was a door (that later leads to the garden). She asks the rabbit what to do, but he just runs away, which causes her to figure things out on her on.
“Touch her, and I 'll freeze your testicles off and put them in a jar. Understand?” - Ash That 's just a taste of what to expect when you read this enchanting book of Julie Kagawa 's world of Fey. Before reading this book I was not a fan of the Fey theme. I thought that each series would be a copy of years of disney movies but Julie Kagawa has proved me wrong. I 've learned they can be dangerous, witty, sexy and strong.
As the story of The Wizard of Oz plays out the character Dorothy goes through significant change, she is a dynamic character. Her heart turns from wanting to grateful as she matures into a young lady, which is important to this plot, because her journey of growing up impacts the entirety of the story and it impacts all of the characters she encounters along the way. The entire story begins with Dorothy frantically begging for the attention of her preoccupied aunt and uncle. Everything about her actions and words hint at self absorbent and immaturity. Not caring for the duties that her caretakers were tending to she throws herself into the mood and feelings of nobody loves me, driving her away from her home into danger, but the danger changes