Although Disney’s version imitates the same adventure as the original, Alice’s character’s identity does not develop. In the opening scene, Alice desires something beyond orthodox. This is showed by her lack of interest in her studies and longing for a world in which everything would be “nonsense.” She is a curious child. Deborah Ross argues that Alice expresses the usual idealistic desires: “to escape boredom (with lessons), to satisfy curiosity (about the white rabbit), and above all, to exert power” (Ross 57). However Alice does not know exerting power is difficult when the world is consumed of “nonsense”.
At first her main focus is finding the rabbit, but her small mind is distracted by much bigger things. The audience is introduced to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, as soon as she enters Wonderland. After all their efforts to get Alice interested in listening to them; repeatedly hitting each other on the heads, offering to have a battle, telling stories; Alice refuses. This scene was significant because not only did the violence seem “harmless” but as they hit each other it sounded like a clown 's horn. The scene would make any child laugh; the characters are strange and a little offset, the metaphor Lewis Carroll was leading to is child’s play.
Within each novel, time is perceived differently when entering and exiting the portals which will be further discussed. The two novels start off with a young girl entering a world that isn’t their own. In Alice in wonderland, Alice chases a little white rabbit causing her to fall down into a rabbit hole entering wonderland and in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe the youngest child Lucy stubbles into Narnia because her curiosity got the better of her with the wardrobe. Both young girls were confused at first, not knowing where they were. Alice finds a little doorway not much larger than a rat hole and Lucy stubbles upon a lamp post.
Story telling animals, a hookah smoking caterpillar, a Cheshire cat who can teleport, decks of cards which are alive, and food that makes Alice grow or shrink drastically, what is this girl on? In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the reader follows Alice on many peculiar and uncanny adventures, all the time speculating how on earth these bizarre events could possibly be happening to this inquisitive child. Throughout the novel, Alice starts questioning these things herself. How did she fit through the rabbit hole in the first place, and why didn’t she feel like the same old Alice once she fell to the bottom? Perhaps she was only escaping the boring reality in which she spent every day in a rich home, following strict rules
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland is a classic novel written by Lewis Carroll. The story is about how a young girl’s curiosity leads her to discover a whole different world in which she grows and matures. In the novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, readers can see the monomyth cycle expressed through various stages including: the beginning of her journey, meeting the mentors, and meeting enemies and allies. Alice’s journey and call to adventure begins with a talking animal that sparks her curiosity. In the story it says, “...burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
In Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland, Alice is curious, well-mannered, and confused while she tries to find her way out of Wonderland. Alice meets many unique and weird creatures which eventually help her escape wonderland. Alice shows that she is curious through her actions. At the beginning of the book Alice gets distracted from her "boring" work, and chases a white rabbit down a hole. This excerpt describes Alices curiosity, "Alice started to her feet, for it flashed in her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket".
The series of actions and the whole dream-like stream in first book started when Alice went down the rabbit hole. When the first Wonderland character, the White Rabbit, appeared in the story it appealed the attention of Alice and she followed it to the rabbit hole. According to Jung’s concept of unconsciousness, meaning of the colour of the Rabbit symbolises not just purity, innocence and light, but also symbolises timelessness, death, terror and supernatural. So basically, even the Rabbit itself with its watch and waistcoat, is a sign that starts the adventure. But since Alice could not help following it and her falling down through the rabbit hole leads her to Wonderland, the Rabbit also can be seen as the symbol of curiosity and an invitation for a quest.
Alice gives of a persona of being well-trained, yet still childish and demanding. However, as she moves further through Wonderland she begins to gain more control of her childish impulses, such as being angry with the world for ‘making things difficult’ for her when she could not find her way through a maze. In this way, Alice is a dynamic character. She matures throughout the story as she finds out more about
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. We can argue that Carroll disobeyed the normal childhood innocence by taking away Alice’s innocence because she had to go through Wonderland, facing different challenges that made her a strong young woman.
But Alice is neither naughty nor overly nice. Her curiosity leads her into her initial adventure and most of the latter ones in the book... (Leach 119)." As Alice makes her way through Wonderland , she is faced with many pompous personalities that have their own ways of thinking and do not understand why Alice does not agree with their views. Alice takes into consideration what each character says. After becoming quite confused and disgruntled she learns that everyone in Wonderland is in fact m... ... middle of paper ... ...,1865.