A World of Innocence and Imagination - 'Alice in Wonderland'

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland As one grows older, the loss of childhood innocence becomes inevitable. The novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a magical tale of a young girl’s dreamy journey into a land filled with mythical creatures and imagination. Alice, while sitting on the riverbank with her sister, falls asleep and enters the land of Wonderland. She has encounters with creatures such as the White Rabbit, who she is following, the Mad Hatter, who she has an interesting tea party with, the March Hare who takes great pleasure in frustrating Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Duchess, and the Cheshire Cat who helps explain the madness of Wonderland to her. In her journey through Wonderland, Alice faces many puzzles that she does not understand, but begins to realize that the place could potentially be dangerous. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a timeless novel, rich with vivid imagery and insight into a little girl’s dream world, but some conclude that this story is “a random assortment of events rather than a magical journey”, and “more geared towards the youthful children.” From the time Alice falls down the rabbit hole to the trial of the Knave of Hearts, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland gets “curiouser and curiouser”. I found this novel to be interestingly arranged and with every page I wanted to find out what Alice was going to uncover in her magical Wonderland. “The best part of the Alice books is Alice herself, as a fearless and inquisitive child, observant and forthright, scared at times but more often levelheaded in the face of a world which has, along with all the adults in it, been turned upside down.” I agree completely with this review because the character I could relate most to was Alice. She obviously had an immaculate imagination along with an understanding of reality. I was a child who let my imagination

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