The Different Differences 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. Also, it is crucial when Alice finally makes it into the garden. This story is filled with many odd characters and events that may not make sense…show more content…
They are alike because Alice is kind to the people she meets, and at the end the Duchess is kind to Alice. In the chapter, “The Mock Turtle’s Story”, it states, “Alice was glad to find her in such pleasant temper, and thought to herself that perhaps it was only the pepper that had made her so savage when they met in the kitchen”(Carroll 86). Both Alice and the Duchess are very chatty, they both speak a lot even when it is not wanted or appreciated. Although these characters both have similarities, they have many more differences. One of the main differences is the Duchess’ actions change radically when she is in different environments, while Alice tends to maintain the same personality and patterns in her actions. Another difference between Alice and the Duchess is the way they act towards others. The Duchess is rude to pretty much everyone except Alice, but Alice is kind and polite to everyone she meets. As characters, Alice and the Duchess are almost opposites, but still have some…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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