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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll Based on the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Alice, the heroine of the story is a curious, imaginative, strong- willed, and honest young English girl. Her adventures begin when she falls asleep by the side of a stream in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down his hole. Her curiosity has made her ventured the world she never been before, entered each doors that she able to open, she even trying hardly to figured out how to open the doors she couldn’t opened....   [tags: Alice Wonderland Caroll] 1168 words
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Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll - “’But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'” quoted by a very creative and imaginative author, Lewis Carroll, author of the hit Alice novels. This short novel was written by an extremely upright, ultra conservative man in which his unique character and many experiences had a great influence in the creation of Through the Looking Glass. Of all of Carroll’s works, Alice’s Through the Looking Glass, has a unique way of expressing adventures and stating the events in which occur throughout the whole novel making the novel standout in the category of whimsical, nonsense literature....   [tags: story analysis]
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Galumphing Back: Lewis Caroll's The Jabberwocky - “The Jabberwocky” is nonsense. Then again, so are Shakespeare’s works. Both contain words and phrases created by the authors who wrote them. Origin wise, “scuffled”, first heard in Antony and Cleopatra, is not unlike “slithy” or “gyre”. Emily Dickenson’s “I Could Not Stop for Death” is just as illogical as Carroll’s work. Both Dickenson and Carroll’s poems contain characters, which, in literal form, are non-existent in reality. One poem is just as hard to understand as another is. The difference between the three above poems, though, is that two live in the world of logical, adult understanding....   [tags: nonsense poems, poetry analysis]
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Criticisms of Victorian Society in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll - ... It seems that Carroll would prefer children to learn the meanings of words, to actually understand what they were being taught. This is how Carroll is criticizing Victorian Education. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Victorian Government is condemned. The autocratic style of ruling by the Queen of Hearts is related to the Queen of England (at the time of the books publication), Queen Victoria. The rulers are the ones who tell people what to think and what not to think, what things mean, and what they don’t mean....   [tags: education, government, class] 1088 words
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Alice in Wonderland: Effects on our Lives - Childhood: a time of imagination and fun for all children; this is what individuals have been told of in stories and throughout various cultures. During some periods of time, varying societies can see the exact opposite characterization of childhood. In many stories, novels, and other works of literature and art during the Victorian age, one can see the changes that books have on the appearance and interpretation of the childhood stage of life. One of the more well-known books that deals with childhood is Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll....   [tags: Lewis Caroll, Victorian literature]
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The Humor of Lewis Carroll - The works of Lewis Carroll, and in particular Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, cannot be read without noting the author’s mastery of wit. The creativity and insight permeating the humor in these texts are so clever and artful that the parody, pun, and nonsense are themselves the topic of many a critical essay. Most literature on the subject claims one of two things: either that the humor in his writing is inspired by his mathematical inclinations, or that it is a byproduct of an astounding innate linguistic aptitude....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Nonsense Is Defined by Its Inability to be Defined Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear's Alice in Wonderland - ... Yet one of the greatest paradoxes is the transformation of Alice over the course of the novel as well as the transformation of the duchess. Alice begins as an ignorant child; she has difficulties in morphing to the logic and needs of Wonderland yet as the novel continues Alice grows in her logic. She becomes intelligent and learns to be smarter in her discussions with the creatures and is able to make sense of the nonsense itself. Yet, Alice is forced to grow the nonsense of Wonderland itself, otherwise if she doesn’t she will not be able to handle the consistent contradiction of logic that Wonderland provides....   [tags: literature, limericks, stereotypes]
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Analysis of Animal Characters in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Why are animal characters so popular in children’s literature. Why do they tend to be either fierce or friendly. How do animal characters impact children’s literature. In Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, the animal characters are very weird. They were supposed to guide Alice through the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. I believe the audience expected that animal characters are supposed to because they are the ones who should be a role model for kids to look up or when they read it....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]
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Nonsense and Justice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - You would think that Lewis Carroll an English author, mathematician and logician would sit down and write a logical, didactical novel, instead he wrote a novel of the literary nonsense genre. Unusual, is it not. Maybe we should take a closer look at Carroll's “nonsense“ and see why is it considered to be random, senseless, unpredictable, and without rules. Moreover, even justice is not spared of parody, injustice and chaos are logical consequences of living in Wonderland. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story about a little girl who comes into contact with unpredictable, illogical, basically mad world of Wonderland by following the White Rabbit into a huge rabbit – hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] 724 words
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The Strong Female Character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - Do you ever notice in stories, the female characters tend to be weak and sometimes have a mentor to guide them. Alice Adventures in Wonderland turned the tables on this type of character and made a strong, lively character Alice. Carroll disregarded the traditional plot lines and development of characters of his time by creating an empowered Alice, who overcomes the challenges in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Not only does Alice face different challenges through the story she also faces her pre-teen years of emotional and developmental stages....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] 1658 words
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Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland “So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality . . .” (Carroll 119). Wonderland: a place where everything is different and the imagination is free to roam wild. A place where it does not matter how big a person is, but the intellect that is in a person. Existing in the dreams of children everywhere, wonderland is a place of escape, causing a person to think in new, different ways: a place like no other....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Essays]
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Alice’s Dreams and Thoughts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland follows a young girl named Alice on her adventures through her dream world of Wonderland. It is a scary world for “poor Alice”, as the narrator often calls her, as she battles changing size, being terrorized by over sized animals, and being yelled at by an evil queen. While battling all of these things she is also battling her own mental stability. In the novel, Lewis Carroll elaborates on Alice’s dreams and thoughts, and there are wide varieties of interpretations by readers....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, literary analysis]
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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1.     Introduction There are several reasons why I have chosen the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” as the topic for my term paper. The main reason is that I have been fascinated by Alice’s adventures as a series on TV since I was about six years old. I was curious about the overworked rabbit, racked by brain about how Alice would only be able to reach the golden key on the table and I got even more nervous when I saw the Queen than the Knaves of Hearts did....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Adventures Essays]
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Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Poem Jabberwocky - Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Poem "Jabberwocky" Roland Barthes’ "Toys" expresses the idea that French toys revolve around convention, preparing children to be adults by allowing them to repeat normal adult activities without much imagination. However, one only has to look in any modern toy store to see that today’s American toys focus more on imagination, not imitation. In contrast, however, children are usually taught language based on convention; certain words have set meanings and certain sounds do not mean anything when put together....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky Poet Essays]
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Lewis Carroll - Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll is a well known and talked about author, whose writings have stirred up much controversy. His work has inspired ballot, puppet shows, and even music videos. (Vink). Lewis Carroll is an outstanding English writer because of his background, his position in English literature, and his many works, such as his novel, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” “‘Lewis Carroll,’ as he was to become known, was born on January 27, 1832 (Leach 1). He was raised on a parsonage that was located in the middle of a cornfield....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Biography Biographies Essays] 1784 words
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Sensible Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - Alice in Wonderland has been a beloved children’s classic for over a century and was originally told to entertain a close friend’s child, Alice Liddell; yet, it has now become one of the most analyzed children’s stories with its many paradoxes. While it could be acclaimed to feminism with its many intense female characters that often illustrate poor decisions or historical with its Victorian era time frame, the two that best fit are psychoanalytical and existentialism. Via these schools of literary criticism, one can make a complete picture of a young girl in an irrational adult world....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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Victorian Era and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Victorian Era and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Known for its utilitarianist ideals, the education system of the Victorian Era limited the thoughts, speech, and actions of the individual; People were the product of the Victorian society in which they were raised. Many Victorian novelists highlight this mechanization of human beings, as it contributed to the identity crisis epidemic of the Victorian Era in which children were especially affected. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll uses the emphasis of facts in the Victorian education system, the likeliness of Victorian Society to discourage the use of the imagination, and the importance of ideal male and...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]
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Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Philosophy – a subject that had driven people insane for as long as humans know their history. All the time people try to find a meaning, and later controvert it. For example, critics view a novel by Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as a quest for maturity story, Carroll’s view on Victorian Society and even existential meaning on life. All of those interpretations come from philosophical “drive” of the critics. The truth is that anyone can point a finger at the book and come up with their own “deep” meaning of the story, but if one looks at facts, well known, and obvious things – it is clear that the story is simply a childre...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]
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The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland The story Alice in Wonderland was written about a little girl named Alice who was a child of the dean of the Church of Christ. Alice Liddell was the one who convinced Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) to write down the verbal story originally known as "Alice's Adventure Underground".Actually, the book is known by several different names, Alice's Hours in Elfand,Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland.I found it interesting that the Mid-Continent Public Library once listed the book under Lewis Carroll and has recently changed it to Charles L....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Wonderland Math Essays]
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Fairy Tales and Defying Logic in Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" - What characterizes a children's story as a fairytale. Is it the knights in shining armor, the happy ending, or the assumed innocence of the characters and the audience. Authors have long used these factors to reach acclaimed notoriety in the children’s writing world. But when it comes to Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these characteristics are non-existent. He reveals to us that a fairy tales can defy logic and expectations. The complexity of Carroll’s ingenuity writing Alice in Wonderland has been dubbed an aspect of literary disobedience....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland] 1657 words
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Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll - By looking at Lewis Carroll's life, one can see that his most recognized work is famous because of his creativity and imagination, which is important because all of his work is still existent in today's world. Lewis Carroll was a genius since he was young. He really enjoyed mathematics and when he was older he invented his own games which were mathematically involved. Carroll was also a responsible man who took care of his siblings after their parent’s death. His creativity and imagination carried on into his literary works with some of his most famous books and work to make its way into the entertainment field of today’s generation....   [tags: Biography, Story Themes & Plot]
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Lewis Carroll: A Brief Biography - ... Logical deposition, abnormal eating, dual personality, sleeping difficulties, the Victorian style, and neglected childhood. His mathematical background was something he exceled in. In his writing it reflected his eating habits. Lewis Carroll eating is in his writing. Food is noticeable, but most of the time is negative. He had symptoms of dual personality and sleeping difficulties. His dual personality was caused by him having two names Charles Dodgson and Lewis Carroll. Charles Dodgson was religious and conservative....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, notorious English authors] 791 words
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Taking a Look at Lewis Carroll - ... There’s been nothing found to support this, and many children in fact remember Carroll’s stammer even when it goes unnoticed by adults. Charles suffered from whooping cough at the age of seventeen, a remarkably late age for that to happen. It left him with poor hearing in his right ear and probably what lead to his chronically weak chest. Carroll loved the spotlight and took any opportunity he could to leave his mark on the world. He was a natural entertainer and could tell stories and sing in an age when people made their own entertainment....   [tags: notorious English writerss] 1969 words
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The Writings of Lewis Carroll - Lewis Carroll Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born January 27th 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England to a family of 13. His family was one of the church, instilling the values of Christianity from an early age. Even as a child Carroll was very academically inclined and after being educated at home for many years was sent to a private school nearby at the age of 12 , after which he moved on to Rugby. In 1851 he began attending Oxford, his fathers alma mater, where he began to study mathematics....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - ... Queen Victoria ruled with an "iron will, which allowed her to effectively rule by her own power,” (Sebellin) which mirrors the personality of the Queen of Hearts, other than her raging fury, because she also reigned with her own strong will. Alice in Wonderland reflects upon status, Victorian England and its class structures. The aristocratic classes are represented by the “Queen of Hearts, who of course would correspond with Queen Victoria,” (Millikan) as well as her king, the Duchess and the White Rabbit ....   [tags: fantassy masterpiece] 965 words
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Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll’s fascinating novel Alice in Wonderland, published in 1865, was foremost intended to entertain and pleasure children with a new outlook on the ability to imagine and explore one’s creative mind. Alice is not only just a character in a book, but a dear friend to Mr. Carroll. She inspired and encouraged Carroll to first tell the original story and further publish the tale into the enduring classic, Alice in Wonderland. In the novel Alice experiences the adventure of a lifetime after falling down a large rabbit-hole in her family’s pasture, bored and curious one summer’s day....   [tags: Acceptable Logic, Victorian Writings]
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Lewis Carroll's Life and Works - Lewis Carroll, born Charles Dodgson, was a writer, mathematician, photographer, and a man of religion. Lewis Carroll is a well known British writer throughout the world. As a child, Carroll entertained his brothers and sister as well as the children of his best friend when he was an adult. Lewis Carroll went through many challenges as he was matured, and even though he had to overcome them, his imagination only grew in strength and never waned until near his death. His work of art in the child fiction literature genre was a combination of his inspiration and imagination....   [tags: Biography ]
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Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll - ... The diction seems to be formal. 7. The form of this poem is an elegy by title, but to me seems more like an ode. Gray probably wrote in this form to cover a few serious issues that were on his mind. The rhyme scheme is an iambic pentameter quatrain. 8. I believe that Gray wrote this poem because of his friend. He was probably tired of everyone mourning amazing heroes and famous people, and no one remembering to mourn the little people. 9. I think that this is written for a general audience. All of the social and political issues could be driven toward anyone who reads this elegy....   [tags: poem analysis] 1606 words
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Animal Characters in Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the animal characters are very strange. In audience’s expectation, Lewis Carroll was supposed to guide Alice throughout the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. Do the animal characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland disobey the animal characters in traditional fairytales. The animals in Alice argue with her, confuse her, and tell her upsetting stories instead of guiding her through the fairytale world she has created....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis] 2153 words
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Sacagawea - “Everything I do is for my people” (Quotes From Sacagawea). This fun loving naturalist that liked to help others was way more of a hero then she appears to be. Sacagawea, or also referred to as Sacagawea with a “g” or Sacakawea with a “k”, is known for her history in the Lewis and Clark expedition.(Sacajawea) She was born in Lemhi Mountains, which is now called Idaho, in 1788. She was the daughter of the Chief of the Indian Tribe, Shoshone. When she was 12 years old in 1800, she was kidnapped by the Hidasta Indian Tribe and taken to North Dakota....   [tags: Clark and Lewis expedition, Sacakawea, indians]
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Fantastic World of C.S. Lewis - What makes some books so well liked that they are read over and over and passed from generation to generation. How is it that a story that was written in 1949 and made into a movie 56 years later is still relevant and interesting enough to get numerous awards. There are qualities that make a book such a great success. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis possesses such qualities and can therefore be qualified as a classic. One of the reasons that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe can be considered a classic is that it has many strong universal themes....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 516 words
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - ... Carroll had many sisters and brother, so he was not the one its parents pay most attention to. Lewis Carroll had a very important background of Mathematics. Lewis Carroll was fond of children. He liked to spend time with them. One of his favorite kids was Alice. “He was perfect with children, and there were always tribes of little girls attached to him. He made everyone laugh”. (Pg.48 n The Mystery of Lewis Carroll by Jenny Woolf) Lewis Carroll met Alice when she was four years of age. Alice was a little girl who seemed to be very close to Carroll....   [tags: story and character analysis] 2346 words
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Lewis Carroll's Bibliography - Lewis Carroll was a kindhearted yet, mystical man that became well known for his novels, essays, political pamphlets, and poetry. So what separates him from other popular writers and artists. The answer simply lies within his ingenious work. Carroll pushed boundaries to new limits, invented fresh literary techniques, and used his enigmatic thoughts to his advantage in many of his works. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in England in the early 1800‘s. Dodgson, best remembered by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, showed signs of extraordinary talent at a young age....   [tags: abuse, writer, pseudonym, political science]
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Lewis Carroll Biography - Lewis Carroll lived a disciplined and diligent life and accomplished many accolades in numerous fields of academics. His ability to do this was through the means of his family’s support and the era of which he lived in. These factors composed his disposition, which resonated throughout his literary works. On January 27, 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in Daresbury, Cheshire Country, England. In 1943 his family moved to the croft Rectory in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, while he was enrolled at the Richmond public school....   [tags: Themes and Symbols, Opium]
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Lewis Carroll Biography - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was heavily influenced by his father in a life of both curiosity and logic. Having literary works in both the mathematical or logical spectrum, as well as astonishingly creative pieces of literature, the Victorian writer decided to put the pseudonym "Lewis Carroll" as the author of his more outrageous works (Hudson 262). According to Hudson, "Gradually he began to give literary shape (though not always in writing) to some of those whimsical intimation and impressions that had haunted him since childhood, fantasies that belonged (as we now know) to the Wonderland country and to the other side of the Looking Glass....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking- Glass]
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Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - ... The Duchess acts rudely toward Alice and then leaves to prepare for a croquet game with the Queen. As she leaves, the Duchess hands Alice the baby, which Alice now realizes is a pig. Alice lets the pig go and goes back into the forest, where she has another encounter with the Cheshire Cat. The Cheshire Cat explains to Alice that everyone in Wonderland is mad, including Alice herself. The Cheshire Cat gives directions to the March Hare’s house and disappears into a floating grin. After being insulted for the last time, Alice leaves and ventures through the forest....   [tags: story and character analysis] 2027 words
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Ethical Tactics vs. Jealousy in Jeanne Lewis' Case - Ethics tend to be jealous. That is, when one places something before the choice to be ethical, ethical behavior itself is lost completely. One cannot choose to act in a non-ethical manner for an ethical end. Ethics speak instead directly to the actions of individuals. One is either ethical, or one is not. No middle road exists. The purpose of this paper will be to identify and describe ethical tactics used in the Jeanne Lewis case. The writer will also discuss Jeanne Lewis's ethical behavior in light of her decision to work with her employees until she was confident in the strength of her team....   [tags: ethics, Jeanne Lewis, ]
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The Works of Lewis Carroll - The Works of Lewis Carroll The works of Lewis Carroll are well known. Two of his most famous works are Through the Looking Glass and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is often heard called the "Crack Book." The use of opium, fascination of odd-reversals, lack of self-confidence, and inventions are tied to Lewis Carroll's life and works directly. His life and the Victorian Era were a direct influence on these two literature works of his. Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 at Danesbury, Cheshire....   [tags: Papers] 1011 words
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Lewis Carroll: "We're All Mad Here" - “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic” (www.brainyquote.com). From his world renowned novel Alice in Wonderland and poems, to his creative work in mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known very well by his pen name Lewis Carroll – has become notorious in the world of literature due to his playful situations and nonsensical rhyme. Carroll’s career became so successful to the point where he is the second most referenced author, next to Shakespeare....   [tags: Authors]
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll - Ingenuity. The quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. The cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design. All authors have their own perceptions and imaginations that reflect in their writings. Lewis Carroll demonstrates a logical, but seemingly nonsensical and childlike viewpoint on the world of the 1800s, via his novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Throughout this somewhat confusing tale, Alice Liddell, a sensible girl of seven, travels through a fantastical dream-like world known to her as Wonderland....   [tags: Parody, Satire, Symbolism] 1054 words
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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis - The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis         The Abolition of Man is perhaps the best defense of natural law to be       published in the twentieth century. The book is outstanding not because       its ideas are original, but because it presents so clearly the common       sense of the subject, brilliantly encapsulating the Western natural law       tradition in all its Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian glory. Interestingly,       Lewis' defense of objective morality here resonates not only with ideas       from the giants of Western thought (including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine,       and Aquinas), but also draws on the wisdom of the East, including Confucius...   [tags: Lewis Abolition of Man Essays] 1199 words
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Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis - Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis In the novel Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis touches upon various issues that characterize American society. Marriage was one of these various issues that Lewis focused on. In the story, George Babbitt was married and his best friend, Paul Riesling, was married. They both seemed uneasy about their marriages and were not pleased with their situations. George always seemed to care less for Myra, "she was as sexless as an anemic nun... no one, save [except] Tinka, was all interested in her or entirely aware that she was alive" (Lewis 7)....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays] 1724 words
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Facing Adolescence in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll exemplifies the inevitable changes all children face when they enter the adult world in his novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by taking readers on a compelling journey through the adolescence of a young girl who struggles to find her identity in a realm she cannot comprehend. Carroll personifies this trying journey through the protagonist, Alice. Alice is a seven year old girl, growing up in the Victorian Age, a time of rapid change and development. “Alice is engaged in a romance quest for her own identity and growth, for some understanding of logic, rules, the games people play, authority, time, and death” (Frey)....   [tags: Lewis Carroll]
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Comparison Of CS Lewis's Works and JK Rowling's Works - The work of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling is of grave vital on the grounds that their work portrays actuality as well as adds to it. Yes, their work is not just a portrayal of actuality; it is somewhat a quality expansion. Their meeting expectations are depictions of the reasoning examples and social standards pervasive commonly. They are a delineation of the diverse features of regular man's existence. Their works serves as a something worth mulling over and a tonic for creative energy and innovativeness....   [tags: CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Literary Analysis]
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Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis - For more than a dozen years, Clarence Earl Gideon lay buried in a nondescript, unmarked grave in Hannibal, Missouri. Most Americans outside of the legal community (and many within it) would neither recognize Gideon's name, nor understand the seismic impact he had on our legal system. Fortunately, Anthony Lewis, the renowned journalist now retired from The New York Times, chronicled Gideon's saga from the filing of his hand-written petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court to the momentous decision of March 18, 1963....   [tags: Lewis Gideon's Trumpet] 1703 words
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Subtlety and Psychology in "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis - The book, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, shows how Screwtape uses subtlety and psychology when he is tempting human beings into sin. He plays with the patient’s imagination, emotions, will, and intellect. Also, he shows great shrewdness when encouraging sin that does not appear to be sin. Screwtape shows effective psychology in encouraging the patient to displace intellect and will in prayer with imagination and emotion, and he shows subtlety in encouraging gluttony of delicacy, pride in humility, and superiority in being part of an elite Christian social circle....   [tags: Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis, psychology, religio] 891 words
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Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis - "Arrowsmith", by Sinclair Lewis In the novel "Arrowsmith", by Sinclair Lewis, written in 1925, one can read of our world's lack of idealism in science, most often found in the medical profession (Encarta, 1). This book portrays the times in terms of scientific advancement not being idealistic, mostly in the medical field. Our scientists could not come up with their own ideas and our progress was going nowhere, fast. Although, today we are advancing so rapidly that we have no choice but to move and experiment, there is no time to slow down and copy old works....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith ] 1817 words
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Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass “If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic,” according to Tweedledee, a character in Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s work Through the Looking Glass (Complete Works 181). Of course, Lewis Carroll is most well known for that particular book, and maybe even more so for the first Alice book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The connection between Lewis Carroll and logic is less obvious for most people....   [tags: Literature Children Papers]
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Babbitt By Lewis Sinclair - In the Sinclair Lewis novel, Babbitt, the main character is a man who lives his whole life under the presumption that the only way to be happy is to follow society. Daily, he walks the path of right-wing social law, believing that only wealth can bring him happiness. Babbitt eventually makes an effort to change his ways, but is too deep into the system to pull himself from the lifeless abyss of proper society. George F. Babbitt lives in a society that prohibits creativity at the cost of wealth, but grants only supposed happiness....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis Babbitt Social Conformity] 1026 words
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Strained Self-images in Lewis’s "Babbitt" and Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" - Expressing quite eloquently, a man named Tarkan Tevetoglu once said, “We need to know ourselves better so that we can realize what we really want in our life. I think that the first condition for a person to be in a successful relationship is to be happy with the person he or she is, in other words to love themselves.” This same endeavor for self-happiness also occurs in literature as characters struggle to shape relationships with others because of their own negative self-image. In Lewis’s Babbitt and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, both Babbitt and Gatsby face these strained self-images while struggling to create relationships....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt, Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby,]
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Lewis Carroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland - ... Like a child that is beginning to grow up, she starts to outgrow the world of Wonderland. Of all the main ideas or themes in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, one of the most important is the idea of growing up and the effect it has on your perspective and things that you enjoy. To children, the events in the story might seem perfectly reasonable and even funny at times, even if they are not necessarily meant to be. When a child sees the Red Queen yell “off with his head!” they might even be inclined to laugh at the silly show of anger, not fully understanding the unfairness of her words and the seriousness of the situation....   [tags: a masterpiece of nonsensical language and ideas]
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Imaginative Language in Alice in the Wonderland by Lewis Carroll´s Literature - In many children’s poems, writers attempt to connect with the younger ones through language that they understand. Many people, such as Dr. Seuss, make up their own silly and inventive language that not only teaches children that they can write, too, but it also makes them laugh at the hilarious adjectives and nouns. However, Dr. Seuss isn’t the only author who uses quirky words to capture readers’ attention. Another writer, by the name of Lewis Carroll, uses imaginative language in his two novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, In one of these texts, there is a poem, where he uses this same technique in a very clever and creative way....   [tags: Dr. Seuss, children] 530 words
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The Coming of Age Theme in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll - Many have compared life to a journey over the course of which, one experiences many tumultuous changes and transitions. On this journey, the human body continually undergoes a developmental pattern of physical, mental, and social modifications. Even in the realm of literature, fictional characters inevitably follow this fate. In literature, the stage between childhood innocence and adulthood transforms characters, this is frequently referred to as "coming of age". Because all humans experience this transition, it establishes "coming of age" as a timeless universal literary theme....   [tags: Essays on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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Tactics Used to Capture Attention in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Lewis Carroll subtly indicates his attitudes toward children and his understanding if children in several ways. Many of the motifs he uses are the main reason why this story has such an abundance of versions and maintains its popularity. There are many tactics that Carroll uses in his writing that capture and maintain a readers attention, many of which involve his unrealistic situations that his main character finds herself in as well as subtle connections to historical figures. Carroll's use of illustrations, preposterous wordplay, and overall disregard for order has given the world a storyline that has been used many times in different types of media....   [tags: motifs, magic, children]
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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis - Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis In the year 1625, Francis Bacon, a famous essayist and poet wrote about the influences of fear on everyday life. He stated, “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other” (Essays Dedication of Death). Clearly, external surroundings affect perceptions of fear as well as human nature in general. Although C.S. Lewis published the novel, Out of the Silent Planet, over three centuries after Bacon wrote his theory on fear, Lewis similarly portrayed external surrounding to manipulate perceptions of fear....   [tags: Fear Silent Planet C.S. Lewis Essays] 1230 words
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and a follow up novel “Through the Looking Glass”. Lewis was born on the 27th of January, 1832 under the name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He is most famous for his writing style of lyrical nonsense in his works. “In 1856 Carroll met Alice Liddell, the four-year-old daughter of the head of Christ Church. During the next few years Carroll often made up stories for Alice and her sisters. In July 1862, while on a picnic with the Liddell girls, Carroll recounted the adventures of a little girl who fell into a rabbit hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]
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The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis - The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish author George MacDonald, Lewis' heavenly guide, says, “They may not be rejecting the truth of heaven now....   [tags: The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis Essays] 1264 words
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Commentary on Childhood and Adulthood in Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll's use of puns and riddles in Alice in Wonderland help set the theme and tone. He uses word play in the book to show a world of warped reality and massive confusion. He uses such play on words to reveal the underlying theme of ‘growing up', but with such an unusual setting and ridiculous characters, there is need for some deep analyzing to show this theme. The book contains many examples of assonance and alliteration to add humor. Carroll also adds strange diction and extraordinary syntax to support the theme....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis] 1397 words
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Heaven and Hell Divided in C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce - Heaven and Hell Divided in C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce   C. S. Lewis is known throughout the world for his ability to tuck theology into fantasy. He's the author of many books such as the Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. One of his less popular books, but one that he considered among his favorites, was The Great Divorce. The title refers to the separation of Heaven and Hell.   Although a relatively thin book, it is packed with thought provoking questions concerning ones faith....   [tags: Lewis Great Divorce] 1002 words
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Morality In C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength And Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The crucial theme present throughout C.S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength" and Oscar Wilde's "The picture of Dorian Gray" is morality, and how it can be influenced. The main characters in C. S. Lewis' novel, Mark and Jane Studdock, go through very contradicting paths and join opposite in objectives, organizations; at the same time they share similar feelings (solitude, confusion, paranoia) and carry out immoral actions in the attempt to run away from the problems. On the other hand, in Oscar Wilde's novel, the young, beautiful, inexperienced, naïve, Dorian Gray; influenced by his new friend Lord Henry Wotton, forgets his moral values and lives in constant pursuit of individual pleasu...   [tags: Wilde CS Lewis ] 754 words
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C.S. Lewis's "Till We Have Faces" - C.S. Lewis's "Till We Have Faces"      C.S. Lewis’s book Till We Have Faces is about the myth of Psyche and Cupid. However, in the original tale Psyche is a very naive girl who is greatly influenced by her two wicked older sisters. In this rendition of the tale, Psyche’s sisters are not evil and Psyche is not a mindless fool as she has been portrayed in earlier tales. Setting      The story takes place in the kingdom of Glome. Glome’s social perspective is not surprisingly, a male dominant society and values woman as only child bearers, keepers of the homestead, or as a marriage treaty with neighboring kingdoms to attract new power and influence to the kingdom....   [tags: C.S. Lewis Will We Have Faces Essays] 2366 words
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