Why Was Alice In Wonderland Banned?

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Why was Alice in Wonderland banned? Alice in Wonderland, a tale many children and adults read at some point or another , has been banned since 1931 in China, because the Governor of Hunan Province thought that “Animals should not use human language, and it was disastrous to put animals and human beings on the same level.” Alice in Wonderland has been banned as early as the 1900s in other countries. It was temporarily banned from classroom use at Woodsville High School in Haverhill, New Hampshire, because the novel was said to have expletives, references to masturbation and sexual fantasies, and “derogatory characterizations of teachers and religious ceremonies.”There are some rumors that claim that Dodgson was a pedophile and that he was sexually attracted to the girls he told his tale to. There is a another rumor that got spread around that he photographed them nude which is the base of this argument. …show more content…

It was a very common and widespread practice because people saw the natural beauty in people, including the innocence of children. He took pictures of the girls with the permission of their mothers and he instructed that after his death the pictures either be destroyed or returned to the girls. Whether this is true, there is no specific clarification that the photos were destroyed. Above all, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are brilliant works of fiction aimed at entertaining children and adults of all ages. Literature for children had, up to that very point, been self-righteous and narrow-minded in its scope; but these absurd tales, full of puns and comedy, had no meaning, no moral agenda and was written only to entertain children of any

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