Similarities And Differences Of Alice In Wonderland

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Similarities and Differences Between The Book and Movie of Alice In Wonderland

In 2010 a movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland was released directed by Tim Burton, based on the 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The movie adaptation made significant changes to the book, although they still have many similarities. They both share many symbolic elements and characters such as the Mad Hatter and the rabbit hole, and both have the theme of being lost between childhood and adulthood. They differ in that the movie has a more defined plot with a clear antagonist, but the book does not. The characters in the movie are also much more developed, in contrast to the book where most characters are used just to point the story in certain direction.

Despite the changes that were made for the movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, the characters and parts of the story that are commonly associated with it, such as the rabbit hole and the Cheshire Cat have been kept. An example of this is the white rabbit. The rabbit is the first glimpse that Alice gets of the fantasy world, so it is a very important character. Alice’s reaction to seeing a rabbit in a waistcoat in the book is described as this “Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it” (Carroll, FIND THE PAGE NUMBER). Alice’s
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