Metaphors In Alice In Wonderland

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Metaphoric Characters in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Lewis Carroll is occasionally referred to as a genius when it comes to children’s novels. Although the stories are a bit fairytale like and appear to have a childish and playful atmosphere to them, many of his writings can be and are interpreted to have a completely different metaphoric meaning about them that a child will not understand. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a whimsical story that follows a young girl named Alice Liddell. Alice finds herself in a truly strange world after falling into a rabbit hole. She endures many changes in her size and begins to question herself as she begins her journey meeting strange people and discovering the secrets behind Wonderland. Each individual character Alice meets is different and appears to live in a world that makes absolutely no sense, but after peeling back a few layers, readers will discover that they are all their own metaphoric embodiment with true meaning and purpose. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 's various array of characters bring their own metaphoric meaning to the story, because of the unique settings and the confusing metaphors placed throughout, it helps the…show more content…
Throughout the entire novel of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland the author demonstrates symbolism and meaning in all of his many characters. For example, the Queen of Hearts can be interpreted as a caricature for Queen Victoria, but she can also be a metaphor for why anger and wrath can destroy a person or a reputation. The Mad Hatter is used as a advocate for the theory that life has no meaning, his confusing personalities and various unsolvable riddles. The main character, Alice, was used as a lesson upon why when you grow up you do not have to let go of your childhood dreams, as long as you remain open enough you can hold onto that child like imagination. Each character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland carries their own fantastic symbolism to the
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