Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Essays

  • 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.

  • Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' - An Analysis

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    This is where she meets the Mad Hatter (Depp) who believes that Alice is the same person who visited them years ago and has now returned to slay the Jabberwocky, who is a very powerful dragon controlled by the Red Queen. All of Alice’s future encounters are pre-determined by an ancient scroll that encompasses details on the history and future of Wonderland. When Alice first arrives to Wonderland, many people have their doubts on whether or not she is the Alice depicted in the scroll, but the Mad Hatter and his friends are sure that the “right” Alice has returned. The Red Queen then kidnaps the Mad Hatter and Alice sets it as her goal to set him free and obtain the only thing that can kill the Jabberwocky. This Vorpal Sword, along with her dedication to the Hatter, is what drives her to risk her life for the people of Wonderland and return the throne to the rightful person, the white queen (Hathaway).

  • A Scene from Alice in Wonderland (Script)

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    Duchess: Here! [Flinging the baby at Alice the Duchess rises to leave.] You may nurse it a bit, if you like! I must go and get ready to play croquet with the Queen. [Duchess leaves L.] Alice [Alice caught baby with difficulty, and seems to debate whether to take it with her, or not.]

  • Growth and Change in 'Alice in Wonderland'

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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.

  • Similarities and Differences in 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    Alice in Wonderland Similarities and Differences Alice in Wonderland(2010 film) is an American live action/computer-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It shows many similarities and differences between Victorian Era and Wonderland. The movie had many complications that have a thrilling end to it. The movie portrays many different contrasts from the real world and Wonderland.Examples are the fat twins- Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Wonderland to the twins in real life. The contrasting characters tend to be more peaceful and less brutal in the Victorian Era, but the characters in wonderland are much more gruesome and unrelenting at their goal for power.

  • Alice's Experience in Wonderland - A Metaphoric Representation

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    ENGL  161W  –  Spring  2012   Professor  Goodman   Monique  Yi  Hong   Alice’s  experience  in  Wonderland  as  metaphor   In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, there are many metaphors that can be found throughout the whole story of Alice’s experiences. One of the metaphors is made by using a fun and absurd tactics to mock the British social system. There are three main components in this aspect that I am going to mainly discuss, which are politics, education and religion. Another great metaphor that has been applied in this story is the dream; last but not least, the whole dramatic psychical changes that Alice experienced is another obvious metaphor that could not be excluded in this essay. The first component in the British social system that narrator Lewis Carroll metaphorizes is the politics.

  • A Hero's Journey in 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    The last step is crossing the threshold meaning passing from the everyday world to the adventure world through a trial of some sort. When Alice fell down the rabbit hole and went through the trial of trying to escape the room by drinking to make her shrink and eating to make her grow, she was leaving her home to go on an adventure. There are another four parts of the journey that determine the adventure that the hero is on. First are the tests that are trials the hero must face

  • The Sense of 'Belonging' in 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    Essay By Kira Hallam Belonging is about finding a sense of place in the world, but this can be interrupted by barriers telling you that there is something else out there where you will feel included. The tension between Billy and his dad in “the simple gift”, by Steven Herrick, drives Billy away from him to find a new place to start. “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland”, by Lewis Carroll, is expressing how there is a time to grow up, that Alice has to find a place where she feels comfortable in. “The Lost Thing”, by Shaun Tan, is in relation to where society should not just turn a blind eye to something that is a little different than you. These texts suggest that it is often after experiencing different barriers in life that an individual can come to value and seek a true sense of belonging.

  • Summary and Analysis of 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    She is a young girl from Victorian era Britain. Alice is curious, intelligent, trusting, and ready to accept the impossible. She has an amazing dream about changing size and meeting various strange creatures underground in Wonderland. Alice's older sister, who reads a book without illustrations or dialogue while sitting on the bank with Alice at the beginning of the book. Alice falls asleep with her head in her sister's lap and has the dream about Wonderland.

  • Looking through a Child's Eye - ' Alice in Wonderland'

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    ENGLISH LANDMARK TEXTS Is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a book for children or for adults? You may discuss one or both of the Alice books. 201100916 Semester 1, 2011/2012 Professor Valerie Sanders ENGLISH LANDMARK TEXTS This paper is going to examine Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and find out whether it is a book for children or for adults. As this book was quite unconventional at the time of its publishing, the essay will first define the traditional values of fairy tales at Victorian times and will compare Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with them. Then the essay will analyze the book itself and will try to answer the question stated above.

  • From Child to Woman - Alice's Growth 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?"

  • Interpretation Of Alice In Wonderland

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    My interpretation of Alice and Wonderland explores life and its many challenges within the young mind. In my opinion, the White Rabbit represents an intoxicating drug. This type of drug can be anything or anyone who you the reader interpret it to be. For Alice, she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole. Everything seems normal because she is freefalling down into the depths into a dark place.

  • Analysis of 'Alice in Wonderland' by Tim Burton

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    Alice in Wonderland New Disney movie,"Alice in wonderland" is directed by Tim Burton, and written by Linda Woolverton. In the movie, Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter, which gathered fans of Depp's fan to go into the cinema. Mia Wasikowska stars as 19-year-old Alice. The movie was different from the fairytale that we have known it really well. Alice was going to be proposed by a guy who can help her family establish their social status on a planned surprising engagement party without noticing her.

  • Character Analysis in 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is brimming with colorful characters. One of the most memorable characters is Alice. With her silly, childish, reckless, and curious behaviors in the beginning of the book turn into a more mature, curious, brave, and adventurous child at the end of the story. One of Alice’s character traits that sticks out through the entire novel is she is very curious. When Alice saw the white rabbit look at its watch and say, “Oh dear!

  • 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.

  • Lessons Learnt in 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    Journey through Wonderland It’s easy to think that Alice in Wonderland is a dreamland fairytale for children. On the surface it appears to be just that. However, if you look closer you will realize that Alice’s world translates into much more than a children’s fairytale. Sure there is a hookah-smoking caterpillar and a rabbit in a waist coat. That doesn’t mean that the amazing journey of a 19 year old Alice isn’t chocked full of wise life lessons worth practicing in the real world.

  • Adventure in Wonderland - An Analysis of Alice's Journey

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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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    Suddenly a white rabbit runs by, takes out his pocket watch from his waistcoat and proclaims that he is very late. While Alice thinks nothing of the rabbit talking she is quite interested in the rabbit’s clothes and pocket watch that she runs off after the rabbit and jumps right into the rabbit hole. The rabbit checking his pocket watch and being deeply concerned about being late is very representative of the adult world Alice is living in, since typically adults are often worried about things like time, and schedules. When Alice finds the bottle that says “Drink Me” she first checks for a poison warning on the bottle, “for she had read several nice little histories about the children who had got burnt, and eaten up by the wild beast and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules”. Alice is a young girl that is quickly growing up and is expressing how

  • The Victorian Age and 'Alice in Wonderland'

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    The Comparison of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Society in the 1800s Lewis Carroll has multiple characters in his novel Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and they can all be compared to the society and people of the mid 1800s, also known as the Victorian era. There are many characteristics that can depict the people and society of the 1800s that Lewis Carroll had chosen for his novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For example, the Hatter, also know as the Mad Hatter, could be related to a common misconception that hatters were bound to go mad, which is what people believed in Lewis’s era, and the phrase used was “mad as a hatter”. In most cases the hatters did technically go mad because hatters were constantly around mercury and got mercury poisoning which eventually made them go “mad” (de Rooy 1). Throughout the rest of the paper will be multiple examples, indications, and explanations that support my thesis, along with a brief biography of Lewis Carroll and a brief summary of his book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

  • Alice'S Adventures In Wonderland Chapter Summary

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    Chapters 8 and 9 CHAPTER 8: THE QUEEN’S CROQUET GROUND Events + Reactions: 1. Alice arrives in the garden and encounters a very nervous group of gardening cards who are painting roses - Alice asks timidly why they’re painting the roses after observing their quarrelling 2. The Queen arrives and Alice meets her, and they play croquet with flamingos and hedgehogs – she quickly discovers the Queen’s favourite line: “Off with her/his head!” - Doesn’t know whether to bow down like the cards or not when the Queen arrives – feels if you can’t see the procession (because your head is on the ground ☺) then there is no point in having one - Is at first polite with the Queen and then more assertive, but accepts the offer to play croquet - During croquet game: gets nervous about the consequences if she were to have a dispute with the Queen, and looks for a way to discretely escape 3. The Cheshire cat appears and they chat, and the Queen orders it to be beheaded - For Alice, the appearance of the Cheshire Cat’s head in thin air gives her somebody to talk to - After execution is ordered she wanders off to keep playing croquet, and decides to go and talk some more to her ‘friend’ when her flamingo and hedgehog keep misbehaving. 4.