The Four Major Themes Of Alice In Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland, made in 1933, is an adaption on of us Lewis Carrol’s famous Alice novels. This film is rather interesting because at the time it had an all-star cast during its time. Famous actors such as Charlotte Henry, W. C. Fields, Edna May Oliver, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, and Baby LeRoy were all casted for roles in Alice in Wonderland. However, even with such an impressive cast the film was a huge flop. Since this film was made using live-actors playing the bizarre characters in this fantasy film, most critics had second-thoughts on whether or not such a film could happen. Four years later, a film of this type was successfully done with the wizard of Oz. Where actors play these strange looking characters, and…show more content…
Detail Views of Movies Page provides a list of all the main themes and also the minor themes too. The four major themes of the film are dreams, transmutation, imaginary creatures, and innocents. The first part the theme is seen throughout the entire film, and later confirmed at the end. What Alice had just gone through was nothing more than a dream. Transmutation is also seen in the film, with Alice changing in size. After that she encounters the Dodo bird and the Caterpillar, which are the imaginary creatures. Alice almost got executed but is saved by the Queen of Hearts because the executioner had the day off, proving she was innocent (Detail Views). The minor themes seen throughout Alice in Wonderland are Cats, Executions, falls from heights, Imaginary lands, Knights and knighthood, Mushrooms, Parties, Rabbits and hares, Royalty, and Twins. Alice’s cat is mentioned more than twice in the film, with her cat “being” the red queen in the film. In the film they also attempt to execute Alice, but luckily for her she is saved by the queen of hearts and the executioner not being there. A the very beginning of the film Alice steps through the looking glass and falls in this new and interesting land. After that she is seen following a white rabbit where she falls again down a tunnel. The theme of imaginary lands is seen throughout the film, because the wonderland is all imaginary, proven by the fact Alice was just…show more content…
Even though it had a stellar cast and got a horrible reception, overall it remains a classic in film history. It should also be noted that Alice in wonderland was supposed to be a children’s film, but it is still classified as a pre-code film for certain scenes. Some might agree that this film would be an accurate representation of Lewis Carroll’s novels, and that most of the novel’s main points were covered throughout the

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