Alice In Wonderland Foreshadowing

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A Trip into Wonderland In the magical world of Wonderland anything can happen. There could be a time for learning, adventure, or in Alice’s case, growth. In the novel Alice in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll, foreshadowing is used to show growth in Alice’s life along with the use of mushrooms for physical growth and her attitude for emotional growth and courage to stand up for herself with mental growth. Alice in Wonderland was written based on a specific time period: The Victorian Era. During this Era Queen Victoria reigned over Great Britain from 1837 to 1901. While she was in power, this Era had been a time of peace, prosperity, and national self confidence (Victoria 1). Most importantly though, this had been the time where…show more content…
This is taken at the beginning of her adventure symbolizing that Alice is still young and that she has a lot to learn before declaring herself an adult. Although before drinking the bottle she does make a convincing argument showing the beginning challenges of growing from a child into an adult. “‘No, I’ll look first,’ she said, ‘and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not’; for she had read several nice little stories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wildbeasts, and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them”(Carroll 15). Even though drinking an unknown substance can be very dangerous, and this is where Alice’s stupidity and childish characteristics come into play (Alice in Wonderland Themes 1). Carroll shows another characteristic of young Victorian girls that they always do what they are told to and were not allowed to challenge authority. Towards the beginning of the novel, Alice is very respectful of her elders even though they are all extremely rude to her. While most of the other characters bluntly make no sense at all, but she listens inventively and takes their criticism without complaining. This shows struggle becoming an adult because she is still maintaining her great respect for elders characteristic, even when they treat her poorly (Rituals II-Etiquette
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