Characterization Of Alice In Wonderland

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Second,Throughout the novel, Carroll 's use of the characters of Wonderland both serves as the conflict of the story and represents adults. The characters of Wonderland confuse Alice, and act rudely to her. In the novel, they scold her over the way she looks, thinks, and acts. Literary critics Charles Frey and John Griffith described the characters of Wonderland in their article,‘’Lewis Carroll: Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland’’ in it, they said,‘’Alice enters a world of intensely insecure, but aggressively defensive adults whose narrowness of outlook expresses itself continually in attacks upon the reality or propriety of Alice in her appearance and behavior. Alice 's consequent bewilderment is the subject of much mirth, but always ambivalence…show more content…
Time, space, and size all are transitional in Wonderland, apt to change upon a whim or after an accidental encounter with the wrong mushroom. Alice stubbornly resists the codes of Wonderland, insisting that they are irrational and silly, but is able to assimilate herself well enough within her new environ to ultimately twist the Wonderland norms to her advantage.’’( ‘’Surrealism in Children 's Literature."). In this quote the author describes how Alice adapts to the challenges that the world of Wonderland presents to her. As the quote describes, On her journey Alice learns the rules of Wonderland and discovers the ways to use this knowledge to her advantage, Such as the scene in the novel where Alice must escape the White rabbit house after she became trapped in it, In this scene the novel says,‘’Alice noticed with some surprise that the pebbles were all turning into little cakes as they lay on the floor, and a bright idea came into her head. 'If I eat one of these cakes, ' she thought, 'it 's sure to make some change in my size; and as it can 't possibly make me…show more content…
She objects to the absurd nature of the trial, saying finally "Stuff and nonsense!" and "Who cares for you?"You 're nothing but a pack of cards!"’’(‘’Themes and construction: Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland’’). In This quote the author discusses the climax of the novel, The scene in the courtroom where Alice argues with the Queen of hearts that marks the point of Alice maturity, In this scene the novel says, ‘’Hold your tongue!’’ said the Queen turning purple. ‘’I won’t!’’ said Alice. “Off with her head?’’ The Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved. ‘’Who cares for you? said Alice( she had grown to her full size by this time) ‘’You 're nothing but a pack of cards.”(Carroll, 103). In this scene, Alice debates with The Queen of Hearts, while doing this Alice acts confidently as she criticizes Wonderland. Though the queen demands silence from her, Alice continues to defend her ideals, to the point when the queen threatens Alice’s life, and even then Alice still stands by her values. In this scene Alice also physically grows to be the largest person in the room, this symbolizes her growth.
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