Social Themes In Alice In Wonderland

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The film of Alice in wonderland is set in in the Victorian era, a time dominated by social expectations that women were expected to unconditionally and wholly conform to. The role of women in this period was strictly (***********) In the unfolding of the story, Alice presents almost immediately as an individual who is outwardly displeased with the manner in which she is expected to behave. The story truly begins with Alice in a carriage with her mother en route to an event that she was unaware was in fact her engagement party. She directly challenges the social expectations imposed on females when her mother expresses her displeasure about Alice not wearing either her corset or her stockings despite knowing that she would be attending a formal affair. Alice reacts to her mother’s disapproval by asking, “who is to say what is proper?”. She implies that people blindly accept and act on what is expected of them by stating that people would likely wear a fish on their heads if suddenly it was expected to be socially pleasing to do so. The characteristic mentality regarding a woman’s place in society typically called for obiediance and unquestioned acceptance of their roles and thus deviation from such norms was seemingly (unheard of) and went fiercly untolerated. On Alice’s entrance to the party she is immediately ordered by her supposed future mother in law to take her place on the dance floor besides her son. While dancing Alice makes a comment about thinking about what
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