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By Carl Senna

With a present for irony, the limerick, and an knowing of kids, Lewis Carroll got down to write a ebook of amazing leisure. the tale has not anything didactic approximately it and capabilities exclusively as a comedy, utilising myth and the burlesque. even though written for kids, it really is pleasing to adults, too.

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Finally, nature seems superior to nurture in Wonderland, as the personification of beasts seems to be no improvement on the actual beasts themselves. The pig, for example, is a more content creature as a pig, for the baby was not happier when it was a baby. Justice Although there are plenty of “rules,” the laws of Wonderland seem a parody of real justice. The Queen of Hearts, for example, thinks nothing of violating the law which protects people from illegal prosecution; she seeks the head of the Knave of Hearts for having been only accused of stealing the tarts.

Relate to the wish to eat and the fear of being eaten in Alice? 5. Describe the White Rabbit’s function in Alice. 6. What is the significance of the Cheshire-Cat in the Queen’s Croquet-Ground scene? 7. Compare the Duchess’ lullaby to the “You Are Old, Father William” verse. com 8. ” SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AUDEN, W. H. ” New York Times Book Review 28 February (1954): 4. BERNADETTE, DORIS. ” Western Humanities Review V (1950): 239-47. BURPEE, LAWRENCE J. ” Dalhousie Review XXI (1941): 194-204. CHESTERTON, G.

In the next scene, the Cheshire-Cat demonstrates the violently repressive regime of Wonderland. Because the cat is impertinent to the King, it is sentenced to be beheaded. But only the cat’s head has materialized so the decapitation cannot be performed. The failed execution marks the slow disintegration of Wonderland in Alice’s estimation. Within the character of the cat, Alice recognizes a fair and open mind. But he is fair and open--only to a limited degree. ” Clearly, the cat can no more understand a game with no rules than he can understand a world where cats could not disappear and reappear in thin air.

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