Because Alice in Wonderland is a dream-like tale, it enables Lewis Carroll to criticize and make fun of the Victorian Age. Like many other known authors, they use satire to point out faults of society and the people in a humorous manner. The core idea behind Alice in Wonderland is the chaos that comes with puberty and growing up. More importantly, the use of the rabbit hole, growing and shrinking, having to identify herself to characters, and Alice herself help to construct the main theme of the story. Symbols found in Alice in Wonderland do not necessarily represent just one particular thing.
Many of these oral stories were later published by men, and through the years have been rewritten by men. Perhaps the most popular writers of fairy tales are the brothers Grimm. The women in their renditions are portrayed as either beautiful, tortured women who must find a way out of their situation (usually through the aid of a man) or the woman is the villain who is usually causing the torture for the beautiful woman. The villainous woman is usually a stepmother who embodies "the many faces of maternal evil" (Tatar 140). Also, Tatar states that "instead of functioning as nurturers and providers, cannibalistic female villains withhold food and threaten to turn children into their own source of nourishment, reincorporating them into the bodies that gave birth to them" (140).
In a traditional fairytale you would expect to find a prince and a princess who fall in love and live happily ever after. For example in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the prince comes and rescues Snow White and then they live happily ever after. In Shrek the prince is revealed to be evil, like the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, and the princess turns out to be an ogre and not as beautiful on the outside as first impressions may lead you to believe. Throughout the film the ugly ogre is slowly revealed as good whereas in a traditional fairytale the ogre would have been evil throughout the story. During the film there are a lot more differences which help us to see that the ogre is good and the Prince is evil.
Overall, the film is a great children's movie, as it was intended to be, because it focuses on the results and consequences of certain child-like habits. However, on a more adult level, the film meets with dogma and doctrine from the Judeo-Christian theologies in places that are undeniably intentional. Described by Wm. Humphrey of Film.com, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a grand example of cinematic confectionery - disguising the dark message at its center with a sweet, chocolatey exterior." The film's equivalencies of repentance, redemption, paradise, sin, the wages thereof, and even the Godlike qualities of Wonka himself undeniably present a moral content to adults that is as strong if not stronger than that presented to children.
One day, while Charlie is walking home from school, hungry and cold, he finds some money on the ground and uses it to buy chocolate. And sure enough, which I’m sure came to his surprise, he finds his golden ticket. After the tour, Charlie ends up winning the entire factory for being the least misbehaved child on t... ... middle of paper ... ... songs generally sound the same, and no one mentions one when it begins. Other songs include (I've Got a) Golden Ticket and I Want it Now! In the 2005 film, an original song, Willy Wonka's Welcome Song, is sung by puppets at the factory entrance that later catch on fire.
Bags of Cracker Jack? The package coloring was the same, the logo was still a boy in a sailor outfit accompanied by a dog: Sailor Jack and Bingo. It was 99 cents, and there was a surprise inside. Didn't it used to specify a "toy" surprise inside? I had known that for some time now, Cracker Jack did not come with real toys; instead, today's youngsters get tiny joke books or stickers.
In the books Carroll also inserts many verses that were parodies of former verses for children. He rewrites them in pure nonsense having no moral or meaning other than pure amusement. “This rejection of typical Victorian manners and education of children supports one of the themes in his Alice books, the idea that a child’s imagination has value.”(Brown, May Lee) Another view Carroll shows through the eyes of Alice is his thoughts on prejudice. In a scene from Alice in Wonderland the cook is violently hurling saucepans, plates, dishes and what ever else she can get her hands on at the Duchess and the baby.
Lastly, characterisation is used in both movies but in different ways. The use of the evil character in Narnia creates a confusion for children as the evil is represented by things that is usually associated with good people. Whilst in Harry Potter the evil is directly implied with its use of language, tone and behaviour whilst speaking about him and how scared they are of him. All together the similarities of perspective, ideas and themes and characterisation allow the two movies; The Chronicales of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone to be
It's our job. We're the wicked witch. We promise gingerbread, but we eat the little bastards alive'". (Card 10) The adults explicitly state that they use the children's innocence to control them, they display one thing but have an outcome of another. By choosing methods of manipulation that appeal to children, the adults influence the children’s actions as they do things they naturally wouldn’t perform.
It is very common in many of the fairy tales for there to be usually one controlling, ‘evil’ parent, most commonly the stepmother, and one submissive parent, usually the father. This archetype is also seen in the fairy tales of Cinderella, Snow White, and Brother and Sister. The wicked character of the witch follows the stereotype that all witches are old, ugly, bitter, and evil. It is surprising to see that the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel is one of the few where the main protagonists are clever and intelligent. The save themselves instead of relying on other people to save them.