Applying Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll to the Mind

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The classic stories “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll consist of dreamlike adventures in a crazy world of nonsense. However this nonsense can be deciphered into a complex new system of thinking. This way of thinking can be transferred and directly applied to the mind. How the mind works, its many varying functions, and lastly the unconscious mind can all be tied to Alice. The unconscious mind can be compared to Alice, as can a dreamlike state of mind. In the first book Lewis Carroll wrote, it never states that Alice is dreaming. It does infer that she is, though, by way of saying it was a warm day, which would make one drowsy. You can imagine slowly drifting off and all of the sudden you are in a world of nonsense and crazy things all around. Everybody dreams about different things, but most people usually will have a dream that is like an odd one out, and is way out in the left field. This dream that Alice is having appears to be one of these dreams, completely random and different from what is usual to her. By the second book though, it seems to be a normal thing to her. Well, at least more normal than it was in the first book. If Alice is compared to the mind, it will be found to have similarities. From her psyche, to ours, from her sense of the logical, and illogical, from her sense of wondering and wandering to ours, we are similar. We can compare ourselves in many ways to Alice. The most prevalent thing we are alike to her, though, is the mind. If we analyze our minds, and Alice, we find copious likenesses. If we take that into awareness, we can learn much about ourselves, and the world we live in. The mind takes events, people, and feelings from your conscious mind a... ... middle of paper ... ... Curiouser; The Evolution of Wonderland. Web. 2 Feb 2014.. Millikan, Lauren. "The Psychoanalytic Approach." (2011): n.pag. Curiouser and Curiouser; The Evolution of Wonderland. Web. 2 Feb 2014. . NINDS, . "Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep." (2013): n.pag. Web. 2 Feb 2014. . Snider, Clifton. ""Everything is Queer To-day": Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Jungian Looking-Glass ." (2006): n.pag. Web. 2 Feb 2014. . Popova, Marie. "The Philosophy of Alice in Wonderland." n.pag. Bran Pickings. Web. 2 Feb 2014. .

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