Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Essays

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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    In this first paragraph, then, we learn about the protagonist, Alice, her age, her temperament, and the setting and the mood of the story. In a dream, Alice has escaped from the dull and boring and prosaic world of adulthood — a world of dull prose and pictureless experiences; she has entered what seems to be a confusing, but perpetual springtime of physical, if often terrifying, immediacy. The White Rabbit wears a waistcoat, walks upright, speaks English, and is worrying over the time on his pocket watch. Alice follows him simply because she is very curious about him. And very soon she finds herself falling down a deep tunnel.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Coursework Notes

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    By implication, there is the view that a child's perception of the world is the only sane one. Conversely, to grow and mature leads to inevitable corruption, to sexuality, emotionalism, and adult hypocrisy. The child as an innocent, sympathetic object has obvious satirical utility, but only to the point that the child must extend sympathy herself — and Alice fails to do this when she describes her cat Dinah to the Mouse, and later when she confesses to having eaten eggs to the frightened mother pigeon. Alice's initial reaction after falling down the rabbit-hole is one of extreme loneliness- similar to a child’s mind in the modern world. Her curiosity has led her into a kind of Never-Never Land, over the edge of Reality and into a lonely, very alien world.

  • Alice in Wonderland

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    As a seven-year-old child, she is full of curiosity. After the fateful jump down the rabbit hole, she starts her adventure and encounters many crazy creatures on the way. Different from the fateful jump and the sea of her tears at the beginning, she is mature and independent as the book processes. Coping with difficult situations and adapting herself to the environment by changing sizes becomes her main style. In this mad world, she knows that she cannot rely on others but to face everything individually.

  • Comparison Between 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Dead Poets Society'

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    Alice in Wonderland is a film about a young girl Alice, who is being forced to get engaged to a wealthy man who she dislikes, but before she can make a decision Alice finds herself chasing a rabbit in a waistcoat and plunging into the world of Wonderland. There she makes new friends and fulfills her | destiny of slaying the Jabberwocky. This film explores the themes of heroism and self-discovery, which are reflected through film techniques, the characters and the many scenes in the movie. These themes are also portrayed in the film, Dead Poets Society throughout many aspects of the movie. | One of the themes that is presented in Alice in Wonderland is heroism.

  • The Role of the Trickster in Alice in Wonderland

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    Alice's attention thus grabbed, foolishly follows the Trickster rabbit down the hole which leads to being lost and bewildered. However, discoveries she makes about herself along the way are part of her growing up. The Trickster, White Rabbit in this case, is a facilitator for life transitions. Coming and going as it pleases, like a magician, the Cheshire Cat just leaves a

  • Alice in Wonderland Analysis

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    English exercise 7 – Analysis of ”Alice in Wonderland” Throughout the film we are experiencing teenage Alice, who is about to step into character as an adult woman. She is the heroine of a fairy tale where she must overcome a number of obstacles and trials before she gets 'the prince' - namely her own resolute I (the knight in armor). A central theme of the movie is identity: Who is Alice? Is she the right or the wrong Alice? This will be discussed throughout the film.

  • Themes of Through the Looking Glass

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    Satire Carroll does not mean this tale to be serious. For one thing, an imaginative child who talks to cats is the protagonist, and it is she who leads the reader through the book. Additionally, there is no sense of consistency in the book; as soon as a rule for the looking-glass world is introduced, it is either abandoned or changed. Further, Carroll appears to be poking fun at adult intellectualism. All the characters who attempt logical debate either argue themselves into confusion or lose to a seven-year-old Alice.

  • Alice vs. Siddhartha Heroes Comparison Essay

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    Lost In The Unknown On complicated journeys guided by naive curiosity and impulsivity into adulthood, Siddhartha and Alice find themselves deeply lost and confused in all of their wondrous experiences along the way. Alice Liddell of Lewis Carroll’s’ Alice In Wonderland is a seven-and-a-half year old girl living in Victorian England who follows a rabbit down a hole into the contradictive underground world of Wonderland. Siddhartha of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha is the son of a Brahmin who decides to leave home in the hopes of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of the Samanas. Regardless of their differences in age, these characters are very comparable. They both set off alone on journeys at the hand of the draw in these coming-of-age novels.

  • “Alice In Wonderland” And “Harry Potter”

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    The story tells the adventure of a young girl, Alice, in a wonderful land by accident. There, she meets many strange and marvelous creatures such as The White Rabbit, Bill the Lizard, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar, the Duchess with a pig for a baby, Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts, the Knave of Hearts, a Mock Turtle and a Gryphon. Alice is a fearless, inquisitive, observant and forthright child who can get through all those mad things. Everything happened with Alice in the Wonderland is like a dream as she awakes on where the story begin at the end of the novel. “Harry Potter” is a series of seven fantasy novels, written by the British author, J.K. Rowling.

  • Through the Looking Glass vs. Alice in Wonderland

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    Alice in wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a children’s story about a girl named Alice, who finds herself in very unusual surroundings, where she happens to come face-to-face with many unusual creatures and in a strange environment. Lewis Carroll also wrote a sequel to this book called Through the Looking Glass. Although both stories tell the tale of a young girl, both tales have uniquely different mentality and tone from each other. Carroll published Alice in wonderland in 1865, in the result of a request for a nonsensical novel, also being totally spontaneous. Unlike the spur-of-the-moment creation of the first novel, Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass was published six years after the first.

  • Alice in Wonderland Growth

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    She will avoid it as best she can. Growth and change have a negative connotation for Alice in the story. This can be seen through her constant complaining, questioning, and fear of maturing. At the beginning of her strange story, Alice is drinking a potion to make her shrink and eating cake to make herself grow. A while later she is holding a fan to make herself shrink again.

  • Alice In Wonderland

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    Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a popular children’s book about a young girl named Alice who travels to a land full of riddles and rhymes; where nothing makes sense and everything is a contradiction. As Alice travels down the rabbit hole the reader is instantly removed from reality and transported to a fantasy world that isn’t what you would typically expect in children’s literature. This is a story that shows the struggle of a young girl growing up; in wonderland she meets a series of characters and encounters numerous situations that represent her loss of identity and innocence. The book begins with Alice sitting at the riverbank with her older sisters; she is bored with them since her sister is reading a book with no pictures “What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?, children are usually fond of books with pictures and very few words since its much more appealing and the thought of reading a book full of just words seems like such a grown up thing. Suddenly a white rabbit runs by, takes out his pocket watch from his waistcoat and proclaims that he is very late.

  • 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 In Wonderland

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    As the story progresses Alice grows up. At the beginning of the book Alice is sitting along a stream bank with her older sister, who, according to Alice, is reading an extremely boring book. Alice is bored with her sister’s lack of actions. The young immature Alice ponders making a daisy chain to keep herself entertained when all of the sudden she sees a white rabbit, “Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"

  • Alice And Wonderland Analysis

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    An Adventure in Wonderland Let’s take an adventure into a Wonderland filled with strange creatures, an overruling queen, and the most ridiculous situations. Alice, a seven year old girl who lives in a wealthy home in England, is the main character who leads us on a journey to Wonderland. Alice’s life is nothing unusual until one day she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and her whole life turns upside down. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, one meets Alice who reveals the imagination, experience, and memories of being a child, while acknowledging the confusion of life and internal struggle of finding an identity. Lewis Carroll name is even considered nonsense it is the reversal of his Christian name Charles Lutwidge (after Latinization).He was a mathematician and very puzzling man which helped with the absurdity of the meaning of the book.

  • Alice in Wonderland

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    When Alice is taken to a garden party he saw a rabbit hopping vest among flowers.Dan when Hamish (the son of one of her father's business partners) are being proposed to Alice. Alice saw clothed White Rabbit with a pocket watch run past again. She follows it down a rabbit hole when.Suddenly she falls a long way to a curious hall with many locked doors of all sizes. She finds a small key to a door too small for her to fit through, but through it she sees an attractive garden. She then discovers a bottle on a table labeled "DRINK ME", that make a small and a cake with "EAT ME" it causes her to more high.

  • Critical Response to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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    Critical Response to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll When attempting to comprehend the fantasy-filled world that Lewis Carroll creates in the setting of Wonderland, it is critical to maintain focus on the protagonist of the novel, Alice. Alice begins her long adventures by getting distracted while relaxing alongside her napping sister. She gets easily sidetracked as she sees a white rabbit proclaiming that he is “late to an important date”, and hastily scurries off down a hole in the ground. Being the young, curious girl that she is, Alice follows the rabbit and falls down the hole behind it. As she dives into Wonderland, the fantasy truly begins to set in as she attempts to cope with the bending of realities that are set before her.

  • Alice in Wonderland: a Book and Film Comparison

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    Alice in Wonderland: A Comparison between the Novel by Lewis Carroll and the Film Adaptation of Tim Burton Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the story of a girl named Alice that falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a fantasy world inhabited by many peculiar creatures. Ever since the book was published in 1865 there have been various adaptations made after it, the most recent being the Disney film Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton (2010). The Disney film is based on the Lewis Carroll novel and its sequel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice found there (1871). Both works are very similar and have been viewed as something unique and intriguing by fans and critics worldwide. In my own opinion; the book was often difficult to understand at time because the wording was quite different than the vocabulary that we use today.

  • Two Narrative Essays of Poems by Lewis Carroll

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    Alice’s Adventures Under Ground By Lewis Carroll “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” (Chapter 1) is a short story written by Lewis Carroll about a little girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a fantastical world known as Wonderland. The story begins with little Alice dozing on the banks of a river while her sister reads for her. Alice soon tires of her inactivity and looks around her. She spots a white rabbit in a waistcoat with a chained pocket watch. She later comments that at the time the scene did not look strange to her at the time.

  • Is Alice a Child or a Teenager?

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    However, many do not, which brings us here today, to debate about the topic. 1. Sexuality In her dream, Alice reminisces about her exposure to sexuality and has trouble acquainting herself with her new and bizarre feelings, especially being in the presence of the opposite sex which her mind vividly represents with an erect caterpillar. When she first meets “him”, she feels more shy and unconfident than in her previous encounters in Wonderland. Before crossing the male figure, she could acknowledge that she was not Mary-Ann, as the White Rabbit accused her of being, and she decidedly prevented any animal from finding her in the house; she did not like to feel degraded.