Emotional Maturity In Alice's Adventures In Wonderland By Lewis Carroll

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Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” is a satirical fiction novel where the main character, Alice finds herself in a strange chaotic world that causes her to question all she understands in her young mind. Carroll creates the memorable character of Alice through the characteristics of emotional maturity, youthful inexperience, and kindness. From the opening of the novel, when Alice fell down the rabbit hole, her motivation of curiosity also revealed her restlessness in normal circumstances. As Alice sat with her sister by a river, she saw a worried white rabbit run past her. Suddenly, she realized that the rabbit wore a waistcoat, carried a watch, and appeared worried, all of which appeared bizarre. Alice recognized the strange occurrence before her and she chose willfully to dive into the rabbit hole and embrace the paradigm shift wholeheartedly. Alice’s acceptance demonstrates her emotional maturity and the author used these events and to imply that she felt bored with her life, and desired a change. …show more content…

When Alice discovers the small door to the garden, she also discovers a small bottle labeled, “Drink Me”. As she acknowledges her plight, she states, “It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry: “ no, I ’ll look first,” she said, “ and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not:” This contemplation by Alice epitomizes the state of her judgment and the effect of her age. She debates the idea using her past experiences as a reference, in which she was told poisonous materials would be marked. The equivalent to this statement in wonderland relays that if anyone attempted to trick her, they would let her know beforehand. Alice’s hopes to find a passage into the garden and the innocence of her age blinded her from making the logical decision of choosing not to drink the

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