In the present essay/reflection, the work of Selinger and Shohamy (1989) and the movie of Alice in Wonderland (1951), based on the book of Lewis Caroll (1865), are carefully observed in order to find certain connections the movie has with the preparatory stages of research according to my perspective. The first connection is at the beginning of the movie when Alice sees the rabbit with a watch running fast for the reason that he is late. Alice says that situation is curious, so she wants to know what would a rabbit be late. This can be related to what Selinger and Shohamy (1989) say about the importance of being curious about what surrounds us and make questions about it with the intention of answering them. Although, after chasing the rabbit for a while, Alice thinks that sometimes “curiosity leads to trouble”.
To draw further scrutiny to Victorian conventions, Carroll incorporates several languages features and play. Employing the use of the useless educational system in Victorian society, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland depicts several moments within its tale where Alice attempts to conduct herself by reciting facts she learned in school to try and maintain a sense of her life prior to falling down the rabbit hole into the world of Wonderland. The first evidence of this occurring features in the first chapter succeeding her tumble. She begins to wonder how far she has fallen and attempts calculating the exact distance away from the centre of the Earth she is; “let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think […] but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I’ve got to?”
Alice in Wonderland Name of Course Moderator Name of Organization An Essay Name of Student Date of Submission Word Count: 875 Introduction The story of Alice in Wonderland is about Alice wandering though the Wonderland experiencing different types of encounters which are puzzling to her. In chapter 2, the biggest puzzle that Alice encounters is her own childhood identity. There are many different types of puzzles that Alice encounter some are the dream puzzles and some are the puzzles that basically make very little sense however the puzzle that will be discussed in this essay is the puzzle about Alice’s childhood which makes her a curious child (Chapter 1, Karlsson,2011)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) When you hear the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome I am sure that the first thing that will spring up in your mind is the famous adventure novel Alice in Wonderland. However, I will not be talking about a common disease such as the cold or flu, nor will I talk about dangerous diseases such as aids and cancer. Instead, I will talk about a strange disease that you probably do not know exists. Todd’s syndrome, also known as the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, is one of the rarest disease in the world.
'Alice in Wonderland ' by Lewis Carroll is a novel that criticizes the way children were brought up during the Victorian society. Carroll presents the readers with the difficulties these offspring must endure in order to develop their own personalities/egos, as they become adults. For Alice, Wonderland appears to be the perfect place to start this learning adventure. A way to see her story is compering it to the world as if being upside-down. The first lesson Alice must learn in this peculiar journey through Wonderland is to achieve separation from the world around her and to stop identifying herself through others, in order to discover who she really is and who she wants to become in the future.
11th February 2018 6.30pm Victoria Hall BMM Transfiguration I’ve never found the story of the Transfiguration an easy one to understand. It calls to mind the words in Alice in Wonderland: “curiouser and curiouser”, or the claims of a certain soap powder to wash whiter than white. Yet the strangeness of the incident should not blind us to its underlying message. This was no sensational sideshow designed to dispel doubts among the inner circle of disciples. On the contrary, it was a glimpse of the extraordinary in what had seemed an ordinary moment, a blossoming of faith leading to a deeper vision.
4.2.2. 3.Paranomy: slight differences in both spelling and sounds Phonological similarity of the words and the morphological structure is the characteristic of paronymic puns (Marjamaki, 2001).The examples are the words 'lesson ' and 'lessen ', 'tortoise ' and 'taught us ', 'big ' and 'pig ', and 'tickler ' and 'tickled '. SL Text 6: "And how many hours a day did you do lessons? Said Alice, in hurry to change the subject. "Ten hours the first day, said the mock turtle, nine in the next, and so on.
“Who Runs the World? Girls!” Literature is a great way to get out of the real world. It can take us on adventures and can put us in a completely different setting. This occurs because of archetypes; Heroic archetypes and their archetypal journeys. The writer takes us through the stages of the journey to keep us engaged and interested.
“Woman was inferior to man in all ways except the unique one that counted most (to man): her femininity.” This essay seeks to examine the way in which social progress is evident in society with regards to the way in which women existed historically in society and how their desire to progress was manifested both literally and figuratively. This will be done through the analysis of both the novel The Colour Purple as well as the 2010 Tim Burton version of the film Alice in Wonderland. Social Progress Social progress can be explained as the advancements that have been noted in the changing balance of power between men and woman throughout time. History is marked by patriarchy and in turn female submission.
These media images, like media messages from other sources, reinforce the gender binary of heteronormativity in young children (Palczewski & DeFrancisco, 2014). Heteronormativity is how social institutions, such as Disney, “reinforce the presumption that people are heterosexual and that gender and sex are natural binaries” (Palczewski & DeFrancisco, 2014, p. 16). Thus, the formulaic plot line that Disney Princess films follows communicates to children that the normal and only sexual orientation is heterosexual and more specifically, to young girls, that marrying a man is the only way in which her life can be
The folding set, with a colourful Wonderland/Neverland mash up hiding behind the walls of a dusty bookstore was enchanted. The scrim, which was hiding the fantasy world from the present, was a main element towards the set. The set was also successful in portraying many of the themes of the play. For example, when Peter and Alice enter the world of magic and fantasy it creates the impression of the complications of growing up. This is completed through the toy ship and lake, which highlights the theme of
As the Caterpillar teaches Alice how to master the physical changes she is going through, so the Cat teaches her how to fit into this world on the next level–social, i.e. on the level of behaving in a socially acceptable manner. The Cheshire Cat indicates to Alice how many rules, if they come into question, prove irrational and even crazy, since they are not in accordance with the nature. A very good example of this is a tie; social norms stipulate that a tie should be worn in all formal occasions, while its practical use is completely missing. The Cheshire Cat states that, “I laugh when I’m sad, and I cry when I’m happy,” (Carroll 19), which makes it “mad”, but in fact that kind of behavior is authentic and normal for it. Therefore, complying with the prescribed social norms very often makes one behave as a self-deluded, and even a mad person, with regards to their real nature and their inherent attitudes.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are two pieces of fiction that have been read for generations. Though their plots differ, each story exemplifies different ideologies of fantasy, and has similar fictional elements. Both stories feature a protagonist’s exit from the mundane world into a world of fantasy, and in both stories these protagonists return to their world changed by their experiences in the alternate realm. The stories of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland develop differently, and should therefore require antagonists with unique qualities. However, this is not the case.
An example is given when Alice demonstrates that she does not resent prohibitions of adults as she places the jar back on a shelf so that she will not kill anyone standing below her and before she drank from the bottle that said, “DRINK ME”, for she had read several stories of children who got burnt, eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things. (Carroll 12). One critic, Leighton Carter states that this action points to Alice's internalization of adult worries about children's potentially destructive and irresponsible acts. As a result, in Alice’s first experiences with Wonderland, she clings to the logic and behaviour approved for her reality. Carter’s point can be rebutted however based on the fact that Alice challenges this reliance since its ground rules correspond neither to those of the real world nor to those of
Many of the important parts in this story have affected their maturity and way of life. There was a quote from Alice In Wonderland that relates to this book, Alice asks “Where should I go?” and the cat tells her “That depends on where you want to end up”. I think that shows just how this coming of age has gone with Ponyboy growing up wondering where he should go. As the two gangs start to realize they are the same, kids who grew up roughly who have the same problems.
In the short story "Babysitting Helen" when Helen was acting weirdly and when she kept repeating when ever the rabbit commercial came on, it made me wonder why she was repeating her self and I didn’t really understand why she did. But now I understand because of my research on dementia and Alzheimer's and that Helen behaves like that because the disease that Helen has affects her behavior. According to my research note it says that the effects of the disease is that it affects their memory, they way they act, how they feel and their thinking abilities. (Research Note 1).
He uses a high angle on Alice when she is having tea with the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, which makes Alice look even smaller than the other characters than she already is. This conveys an unusual tone because Alice looks defenseless next to the other characters, which all have odd personalities. Tim Burton’s use of angles adds to the gothic style that he
The Red Queen mistakenly hears outside the door and says to her minions “The torch is death the book is home.” Hatter hears her say it and realizes this is there big chance so he grabs a rope and tells Alice. “Come on we are going to meet the Red Queen in the book of the Statue of Liberty.”
Alice's adventures in wonderland is a fantasy book wrote by Lewis Carroll in 1865. The author wrote it due to his friend's daughter, Alice Liddell's request. But Carroll sent the book to publication before handed it to Alice. The book is about a girl named Alice and her weird but fun encounters in the wonderland, everything happens there is disorder. She met a serial of strange things, surely those are fun adventures, and other characters like the white rabbit, Caterpillar, the Cheshire cat, The mad hatter, King and Queen of Hearts, they occasionally mock Alice.
I will begin my movie review talking about Alice growing with confidence, how the others’ perspective towards Alice’s imagination, and the conflict between the Red Queen and White Queen who is biological sisters. Social discrimination in the