Alice In Wonderland Analysis

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The novel Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll was originally published for the first time in 1898, and illustrated by John Tenniel, however there are multiple versions of this fantastically bizarre story that leads a young girl through a series of adventures and encounters with some unique fantasy creatures and beings; with many artists completing their interpretation of this literary masterpiece available. Two of those versions will be looked at in this paper; Salvador Dali illuminated in 1969, and Bessie Pease in 1931. The images that will be compared and contrasted are an accompaniment for chapter five: Advice from a Caterpillar. The images are created in two very different time periods, yet they both have the same…show more content…
The composition of both images mirror each other; the mushroom is placed shifted to the right of the frame with a smoking caterpillar sitting atop of it, however the comparison stops there, in Dali’s version the Alice is a more abstract depiction located directly above the caterpillar. Alice is represented in a stick figure style with no facial features wearing an outline of a large flowing dress while jumping rope, and her shadow can be seen Pease placed Alice almost hidden between two large mushrooms, the larger of the two covering the view of a great deal of her body and part of her face as she tries to peek over the top of the mushroom to see the caterpillar. Alice in this case is a small, almost cherub faced little brown haired girl, her facial features applied loosely which adds to its…show more content…
"Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland." Project Gutenburg. Accessed October 26, 2014. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11. Carroll, Lewis, and Bessie Gutmann. "Advice from a Caterpillar." In Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland. London: J. Coker &Co., 1931. Carroll, Lewis, and Salvador Dali. "Advice from a Caterpillar." In Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Maecenas Press,

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