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Essay on Nonsense Language in Carroll's Jabberwocky

- The Importance of Nonsense Language and Sounds in Carroll's Jabberwocky     "Wn a bby fst ts 2 kmnikt the wrds snd gibberish. " No one knows what the baby is trying to say. The poem, "Jabberwocky," written by Lewis Carroll, uses meaningless speech to either frustrate or amuse the reader. When trying to pronounce the nonsense words in the poem, the sounds of the words come out as gibberish. The sounds are the important element of the poem. Often, people like to hear poets read in languages they cannot understand....   [tags: Carroll Jabberwocky Essays]

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Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Poem Jabberwocky

- Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Poem "Jabberwocky" Roland Barthes’ "Toys" expresses the idea that French toys revolve around convention, preparing children to be adults by allowing them to repeat normal adult activities without much imagination. However, one only has to look in any modern toy store to see that today’s American toys focus more on imagination, not imitation. In contrast, however, children are usually taught language based on convention; certain words have set meanings and certain sounds do not mean anything when put together....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky Poet Essays]

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Diction, Connotation, and Words Convey Meaning in The Jabberwocky

- Diction, Connotation, and Portmanteaus Words Convey Meaning in The Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll's poem "The Jabberwocky," means something different to each of its readers. Lewis's use of diction, connotation, and portmanteaus words help the reader build their own personal understanding and meaning of the poem. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son. The jaws that bite, the claws that catch....   [tags: Carroll Jabberwocky Essays]

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Similar Themes in The Krakne by Tennyson and Carroll´s Jabberwocky

- Tennyson and Carroll employ the same poetic techniques, such as third person narration, rhyme, manipulation of rhythm and meter, and descriptive language. However, each poet manipulates these techniques to represent their monsters as very different beasts. Both monsters are depicted, not through in-depth physical description, but through colourful imagery. Carroll gives some direct description, through metaphor, explaining that the Jabberwocky has "eyes of flame" (Carroll, in Muldoon, 1998, pp.135-136), but much of its nature is conveyed through action....   [tags: Poem, Monster]

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Galumphing Back: Lewis Caroll's The Jabberwocky

- “The Jabberwocky” is nonsense. Then again, so are Shakespeare’s works. Both contain words and phrases created by the authors who wrote them. Origin wise, “scuffled”, first heard in Antony and Cleopatra, is not unlike “slithy” or “gyre”. Emily Dickenson’s “I Could Not Stop for Death” is just as illogical as Carroll’s work. Both Dickenson and Carroll’s poems contain characters, which, in literal form, are non-existent in reality. One poem is just as hard to understand as another is. The difference between the three above poems, though, is that two live in the world of logical, adult understanding....   [tags: nonsense poems, poetry analysis]

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A Comparison of "Jabberwocky" and "Hysteria"

- Poetry and Function The consolidation of an artist's thoughts emerges in many ways. Through poetry, writers express themselves in the most lyrical and, more often, most concise way. All have carefully picked over the diction and structure of their pieces in order to precisely articulate their intention. The conventional forms, such as a sonnet, leave the poet with certain methods to emphasize their meanings. Nowadays, free verse is the more popular type of poem, as it gives the poet leave to mess with or completely disregard grammar, pattern, and rhyme....   [tags: Poetry]

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Similar themes in Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Kraken and Lewis Carrolls Jabberwocky

- Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Kraken and Lewis Carrolls Jabberwocky are poems concerning fictional monsters. Both poems share obvious similarities in both theme and irregular use of language. However the format and how each poet presents their monster contrasts significantly. The most obvious similarity between both poems is their theme. Jabberwocky by Carroll is an example of Nonsense poetry and first appears in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by the same author. It concerns a young man’s attempt to slay a monster called the Jabberwocky....   [tags: Monsters, Language]

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Comparing Form and Content of Jabberwocky, The Raven, and Lady of Shalott

- Comparing Form and Content of Jabberwocky, The Raven, and Lady of Shalott       In many poems, the use of imagery and sound causes the reader to consider them to be "good" or "bad". Repetition, alliteration, the use of metaphors and images together with rhymes and the text itself work together to create that special feeling or message the poet wants to share. The Romantics believed that poetry should express the poet's feelings or state of mind and should not be worked with or thought through too much, since the original feeling thus would be lost, but in order to share your feelings or ideas to the public, I believe it is important to present them in as good a form as possible....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Lewis Carroll

- “Jabberwocky” Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky: Sense or Nonsense 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch. Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought-- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbied as it came....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Imaginative Language in Alice in the Wonderland by Lewis Carroll´s Literature

- In many children’s poems, writers attempt to connect with the younger ones through language that they understand. Many people, such as Dr. Seuss, make up their own silly and inventive language that not only teaches children that they can write, too, but it also makes them laugh at the hilarious adjectives and nouns. However, Dr. Seuss isn’t the only author who uses quirky words to capture readers’ attention. Another writer, by the name of Lewis Carroll, uses imaginative language in his two novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, In one of these texts, there is a poem, where he uses this same technique in a very clever and creative way....   [tags: Dr. Seuss, children]

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The Humor of Lewis Carroll

- The works of Lewis Carroll, and in particular Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, cannot be read without noting the author’s mastery of wit. The creativity and insight permeating the humor in these texts are so clever and artful that the parody, pun, and nonsense are themselves the topic of many a critical essay. Most literature on the subject claims one of two things: either that the humor in his writing is inspired by his mathematical inclinations, or that it is a byproduct of an astounding innate linguistic aptitude....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass

- Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass “If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic,” according to Tweedledee, a character in Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s work Through the Looking Glass (Complete Works 181). Of course, Lewis Carroll is most well known for that particular book, and maybe even more so for the first Alice book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The connection between Lewis Carroll and logic is less obvious for most people....   [tags: Literature Children Papers]

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The Themes Of Lewis Carroll 's Wonderland, One Can See About The Real World

- ... however this was not believed and he was told to stop. and thus he began telling stories to children he would entertain for parents at his church. Each of these little sessions that he would with the kids would include a story or some form of game he was known for making up. however most kids wanted to get top hear his stories as they would be fantastic tales of wondrous things. what were they about, no one knows as none of these stories were written down. the only real reason we have the story of Alice is due to th fact that th girl who was told the story begged hime to write it down for her, and the book was only published by a series of coincidences and hand changing....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Cheshire Cat]

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The Curious Little Girl Named Alice

- ... The details in relation to the modern interpretations will be later discussed. The story as a whole, follow the journey of a curious little girl, Alice. The story is set up as a frame tale surrounding her adventure in Wonderland. After falling down the rabbit hole, Alice meets many peculiar characters including the Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Duchess, and Queen of Hearts just to name a few. The story of the Mad Hatter and Alice becomes more disturbing when it is re-imagined in the Batman universe....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Picturing Nonsense : Lewis Carroll And Alice

- ... At the age of twenty-one Carroll wistfully bid his childhood farewell: I’d give all wealth that years have piled, The slow result of Life’s decay, To be once more a little child For one bright summer-day.4 While Charles was ordained in December 1861, he never completed his orders for the priesthood. He had a stuttering problem that undoubtedly played a large part in his decision to restrict his life to teaching and private tutoring in mathematics where he had shown considerable talent....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Animal Characters in Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the animal characters are very strange. In audience’s expectation, Lewis Carroll was supposed to guide Alice throughout the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. Do the animal characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland disobey the animal characters in traditional fairytales. The animals in Alice argue with her, confuse her, and tell her upsetting stories instead of guiding her through the fairytale world she has created....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]

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Analysis of Animal Characters in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

- Why are animal characters so popular in children’s literature. Why do they tend to be either fierce or friendly. How do animal characters impact children’s literature. In Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, the animal characters are very weird. They were supposed to guide Alice through the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. I believe the audience expected that animal characters are supposed to because they are the ones who should be a role model for kids to look up or when they read it....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Nonsense and Justice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- You would think that Lewis Carroll an English author, mathematician and logician would sit down and write a logical, didactical novel, instead he wrote a novel of the literary nonsense genre. Unusual, is it not. Maybe we should take a closer look at Carroll's “nonsense“ and see why is it considered to be random, senseless, unpredictable, and without rules. Moreover, even justice is not spared of parody, injustice and chaos are logical consequences of living in Wonderland. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story about a little girl who comes into contact with unpredictable, illogical, basically mad world of Wonderland by following the White Rabbit into a huge rabbit – hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Sensible Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

- Alice in Wonderland has been a beloved children’s classic for over a century and was originally told to entertain a close friend’s child, Alice Liddell; yet, it has now become one of the most analyzed children’s stories with its many paradoxes. While it could be acclaimed to feminism with its many intense female characters that often illustrate poor decisions or historical with its Victorian era time frame, the two that best fit are psychoanalytical and existentialism. Via these schools of literary criticism, one can make a complete picture of a young girl in an irrational adult world....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland “So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality . . .” (Carroll 119). Wonderland: a place where everything is different and the imagination is free to roam wild. A place where it does not matter how big a person is, but the intellect that is in a person. Existing in the dreams of children everywhere, wonderland is a place of escape, causing a person to think in new, different ways: a place like no other....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Essays]

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The Strong Female Character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

- Do you ever notice in stories, the female characters tend to be weak and sometimes have a mentor to guide them. Alice Adventures in Wonderland turned the tables on this type of character and made a strong, lively character Alice. Carroll disregarded the traditional plot lines and development of characters of his time by creating an empowered Alice, who overcomes the challenges in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Not only does Alice face different challenges through the story she also faces her pre-teen years of emotional and developmental stages....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Alice’s Dreams and Thoughts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland follows a young girl named Alice on her adventures through her dream world of Wonderland. It is a scary world for “poor Alice”, as the narrator often calls her, as she battles changing size, being terrorized by over sized animals, and being yelled at by an evil queen. While battling all of these things she is also battling her own mental stability. In the novel, Lewis Carroll elaborates on Alice’s dreams and thoughts, and there are wide varieties of interpretations by readers....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, literary analysis]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1.     Introduction There are several reasons why I have chosen the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” as the topic for my term paper. The main reason is that I have been fascinated by Alice’s adventures as a series on TV since I was about six years old. I was curious about the overworked rabbit, racked by brain about how Alice would only be able to reach the golden key on the table and I got even more nervous when I saw the Queen than the Knaves of Hearts did....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Adventures Essays]

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Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll is a well known and talked about author, whose writings have stirred up much controversy. His work has inspired ballot, puppet shows, and even music videos. (Vink). Lewis Carroll is an outstanding English writer because of his background, his position in English literature, and his many works, such as his novel, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” “‘Lewis Carroll,’ as he was to become known, was born on January 27, 1832 (Leach 1). He was raised on a parsonage that was located in the middle of a cornfield....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Biography Biographies Essays]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Philosophy – a subject that had driven people insane for as long as humans know their history. All the time people try to find a meaning, and later controvert it. For example, critics view a novel by Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as a quest for maturity story, Carroll’s view on Victorian Society and even existential meaning on life. All of those interpretations come from philosophical “drive” of the critics. The truth is that anyone can point a finger at the book and come up with their own “deep” meaning of the story, but if one looks at facts, well known, and obvious things – it is clear that the story is simply a childre...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]

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Victorian Era and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

- Victorian Era and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Known for its utilitarianist ideals, the education system of the Victorian Era limited the thoughts, speech, and actions of the individual; People were the product of the Victorian society in which they were raised. Many Victorian novelists highlight this mechanization of human beings, as it contributed to the identity crisis epidemic of the Victorian Era in which children were especially affected. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll uses the emphasis of facts in the Victorian education system, the likeliness of Victorian Society to discourage the use of the imagination, and the importance of ideal male and...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]

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Fairy Tales and Defying Logic in Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland"

- What characterizes a children's story as a fairytale. Is it the knights in shining armor, the happy ending, or the assumed innocence of the characters and the audience. Authors have long used these factors to reach acclaimed notoriety in the children’s writing world. But when it comes to Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these characteristics are non-existent. He reveals to us that a fairy tales can defy logic and expectations. The complexity of Carroll’s ingenuity writing Alice in Wonderland has been dubbed an aspect of literary disobedience....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Lugubrious Game and Jabberwocky

- Harris defines surrealism as an "avant-garde movement established in the early 1920s by the French writer Andre Breton". He also states that Breton's definition of surrealism was "pure psychic automatism, by which it is intended to express verbally, in writing or in any other way, the true process of thought. It is the dictation of thought, free from the exercise of reason, and every aesthetic or moral preoccupation." He continues to explain that surrealism is "the name mainly for a group of painters whose strange and sometimes disturbing images became, and remain - ......   [tags: literary analysis, surrealism, andre breton]

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The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

- The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland The story Alice in Wonderland was written about a little girl named Alice who was a child of the dean of the Church of Christ. Alice Liddell was the one who convinced Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) to write down the verbal story originally known as "Alice's Adventure Underground".Actually, the book is known by several different names, Alice's Hours in Elfand,Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland.I found it interesting that the Mid-Continent Public Library once listed the book under Lewis Carroll and has recently changed it to Charles L....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Wonderland Math Essays]

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Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- By looking at Lewis Carroll's life, one can see that his most recognized work is famous because of his creativity and imagination, which is important because all of his work is still existent in today's world. Lewis Carroll was a genius since he was young. He really enjoyed mathematics and when he was older he invented his own games which were mathematically involved. Carroll was also a responsible man who took care of his siblings after their parent’s death. His creativity and imagination carried on into his literary works with some of his most famous books and work to make its way into the entertainment field of today’s generation....   [tags: Biography, Story Themes & Plot]

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Susan Carroll 's Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- ... After dealing with some trouble at the White Rabbit’s house Alice runs away only to find another adventure. She ends up meeting a very creepy, and argumentative caterpillar. The Caterpillar and Alice do not get along very well, so Alice ventured off and finds herself in the home of the rude Duchess who has a pig for a baby, and two fish as her doormen. Alice runs away again into the forest where she meets a new character the Cheshire Cat. The Cheshire Cat explains to Alice that everyone in Wonderland is mad, including Alice herself....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

- The movie “Basketball Diaries” is based on a series of journal entries written by Jim Carroll during the early years of his life, these entries would later on be published as a novel. Growing up in the slums of New York City, Carroll was exposed to many instances of drugs abuse and as a result of his life being filled with stress such as him living in an unstable household without a father, and losing his best friend he began to engage in substance abuse. As a teenager, Carroll was willing to go to extreme lengths just to fit in with his peers....   [tags: story and biographical analysis]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll’s fascinating novel Alice in Wonderland, published in 1865, was foremost intended to entertain and pleasure children with a new outlook on the ability to imagine and explore one’s creative mind. Alice is not only just a character in a book, but a dear friend to Mr. Carroll. She inspired and encouraged Carroll to first tell the original story and further publish the tale into the enduring classic, Alice in Wonderland. In the novel Alice experiences the adventure of a lifetime after falling down a large rabbit-hole in her family’s pasture, bored and curious one summer’s day....   [tags: Acceptable Logic, Victorian Writings]

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The Looking Glass, By Lewis Carroll

- ... Despite the obstacles, Charles was a perfect student. He was academically successful at Richmond’s school. It helped to improve his literary and mathematical skills (“Charles”). Charles began his career as a mathematics tutor at Oxford and continued to teach there for the rest of his life (“Lewis,” Contemporary). While still working as a teacher of mathematics, he released multiple children’s and fantasy novels. He also released books on the subject matter of complex mathematics, which confused those who had only thought of him as a children’s author (“Lewis,” Books)....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Writings of Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born January 27th 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England to a family of 13. His family was one of the church, instilling the values of Christianity from an early age. Even as a child Carroll was very academically inclined and after being educated at home for many years was sent to a private school nearby at the age of 12 , after which he moved on to Rugby. In 1851 he began attending Oxford, his fathers alma mater, where he began to study mathematics....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Lewis Carroll's Life and Works

- Lewis Carroll, born Charles Dodgson, was a writer, mathematician, photographer, and a man of religion. Lewis Carroll is a well known British writer throughout the world. As a child, Carroll entertained his brothers and sister as well as the children of his best friend when he was an adult. Lewis Carroll went through many challenges as he was matured, and even though he had to overcome them, his imagination only grew in strength and never waned until near his death. His work of art in the child fiction literature genre was a combination of his inspiration and imagination....   [tags: Biography ]

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Alice, Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- ... She tries to open them but they appear to be locked. When Alice looks around the room she notices a small table with a key which opens a small door, however Alice is too big to go through the door, on looking around the room again she sees a drink that says drink me. Here Alice uses her knowledge from the adult world that she as left behind in an attempt to remember that you do not just drink something without knowing what it is. To a young reader this shows them a valuable lesson in not drinking unknown drinks....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Alice 's Adventures, Wonderland, By Lewis Carrol

- ... She tries to establish a sense of reality within the chaos and absurdity of her dream, but the more she is immersed, the more she learns that sometimes there is no meaning or logic behind certain things. Near the end, she gains a certain amount of understanding to her dream and wakes up. She recounts her dream to her sister who ends up turning her harrowing experience into a childhood fantasy. Throughout her experience, she had to eat and drink random edibles to either grow or shrink, but she is never able to control exactly how much she wants to change in height....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Julian Carroll's Political Career

- In this short paper, I will be discussing the Kentucky political figure, currently a sitting senator and former governor Julian Carroll. First I will discuss his background which will include his early life up to his start in politics. Second I will discuss how he started his political career and then move into talking about his how he and his administration changed Kentucky. Lastly I will discuss his current political status and how I think he made differences in Kentucky. First, I will discuss his background, which started when he was born on April 16, 1931 in McCracken County Kentucky....   [tags: Political Science]

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Lewis Carroll's Bibliography

- Lewis Carroll was a kindhearted yet, mystical man that became well known for his novels, essays, political pamphlets, and poetry. So what separates him from other popular writers and artists. The answer simply lies within his ingenious work. Carroll pushed boundaries to new limits, invented fresh literary techniques, and used his enigmatic thoughts to his advantage in many of his works. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in England in the early 1800‘s. Dodgson, best remembered by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, showed signs of extraordinary talent at a young age....   [tags: abuse, writer, pseudonym, political science]

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Lewis Carroll Biography

- Lewis Carroll lived a disciplined and diligent life and accomplished many accolades in numerous fields of academics. His ability to do this was through the means of his family’s support and the era of which he lived in. These factors composed his disposition, which resonated throughout his literary works. On January 27, 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in Daresbury, Cheshire Country, England. In 1943 his family moved to the croft Rectory in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, while he was enrolled at the Richmond public school....   [tags: Themes and Symbols, Opium]

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Lewis Carroll Biography

- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was heavily influenced by his father in a life of both curiosity and logic. Having literary works in both the mathematical or logical spectrum, as well as astonishingly creative pieces of literature, the Victorian writer decided to put the pseudonym "Lewis Carroll" as the author of his more outrageous works (Hudson 262). According to Hudson, "Gradually he began to give literary shape (though not always in writing) to some of those whimsical intimation and impressions that had haunted him since childhood, fantasies that belonged (as we now know) to the Wonderland country and to the other side of the Looking Glass....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking- Glass]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland

- ... Like a child that is beginning to grow up, she starts to outgrow the world of Wonderland. Of all the main ideas or themes in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, one of the most important is the idea of growing up and the effect it has on your perspective and things that you enjoy. To children, the events in the story might seem perfectly reasonable and even funny at times, even if they are not necessarily meant to be. When a child sees the Red Queen yell “off with his head!” they might even be inclined to laugh at the silly show of anger, not fully understanding the unfairness of her words and the seriousness of the situation....   [tags: a masterpiece of nonsensical language and ideas]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- Ingenuity. The quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. The cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design. All authors have their own perceptions and imaginations that reflect in their writings. Lewis Carroll demonstrates a logical, but seemingly nonsensical and childlike viewpoint on the world of the 1800s, via his novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Throughout this somewhat confusing tale, Alice Liddell, a sensible girl of seven, travels through a fantastical dream-like world known to her as Wonderland....   [tags: Parody, Satire, Symbolism]

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The Works of Lewis Carroll

- The Works of Lewis Carroll The works of Lewis Carroll are well known. Two of his most famous works are Through the Looking Glass and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is often heard called the "Crack Book." The use of opium, fascination of odd-reversals, lack of self-confidence, and inventions are tied to Lewis Carroll's life and works directly. His life and the Victorian Era were a direct influence on these two literature works of his. Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 at Danesbury, Cheshire....   [tags: Papers]

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The Stylistic Elements Of Lewis Carroll And Hilary T. Smith

- ... ' said Alice, always ready to make herself useful, and looking anxiously about her. 'Oh, do let me help to undo it. ' 'I shall do nothing of the sort, ' said the Mouse, getting up and walking away. 'You insult me by talking such nonsense. ' 'I didn 't mean it. ' pleaded poor Alice. 'But you 're so easily offended, you know. ' (Carroll 13). In this excerpt, Carroll uses “not” and “knot” to heighten the absurdity of the conversation with the mouse. This type of misunderstanding happens throughout the story, but it reaches a high point when Alice stumbles upon the Mad Hatter and his tea party....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Charles Carroll: Head of the Congressional Board of War and Ordinance

- Charles Carroll was born in 1737 and died in 1832. He lived to be 95 years old and accomplished many things. He spanned three generations, from before the Revolution until the Nullification Crisis of 1832. As head of the Congressional Board of War and Ordinance, he worked closely with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. He was the Wealthiest American by far, with a personal fortune almost unimaginable for the time. He was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, and last signer to die, at the extraordinary age of 95....   [tags: US history, revolutionary cause]

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Lewis Carroll: "We're All Mad Here"

- “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic” (www.brainyquote.com). From his world renowned novel Alice in Wonderland and poems, to his creative work in mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known very well by his pen name Lewis Carroll – has become notorious in the world of literature due to his playful situations and nonsensical rhyme. Carroll’s career became so successful to the point where he is the second most referenced author, next to Shakespeare....   [tags: Authors]

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Lewis Carroll

- 	Of all of Lewis Carroll’s works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has a unique standing in the category of whimsical, nonsense literature. Much has been written about how this novel contrasts with the vast amount of strict, extremely moralistic children’s literature of the Victorian time Lewis Carroll lived in. Yet, as odd as this novel appears in relation to the other Victorian children’s stories, this short novel is odder because it was written by an extremely upright, ultra conservative man; a Victorian gentleman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll is one of the most well known Nonsense Writers. Though using nonsense in poetry has been dismissed as simply "for entertainment purposes", most nonsensical poetry acts as an allegory, has deep symbolism and leaves the door wide open for varying interpretations. Lewis Carroll has utilized this sense with nonsense through his poems and prose found in his novels Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass . Through Carroll's interactions with his close friends and family, and the innovative and eccentric society and politics of the Victorian Era, he has created beautiful poetry with many different levels....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Facing Adolescence in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll exemplifies the inevitable changes all children face when they enter the adult world in his novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by taking readers on a compelling journey through the adolescence of a young girl who struggles to find her identity in a realm she cannot comprehend. Carroll personifies this trying journey through the protagonist, Alice. Alice is a seven year old girl, growing up in the Victorian Age, a time of rapid change and development. “Alice is engaged in a romance quest for her own identity and growth, for some understanding of logic, rules, the games people play, authority, time, and death” (Frey)....   [tags: Lewis Carroll]

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Tactics Used to Capture Attention in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll subtly indicates his attitudes toward children and his understanding if children in several ways. Many of the motifs he uses are the main reason why this story has such an abundance of versions and maintains its popularity. There are many tactics that Carroll uses in his writing that capture and maintain a readers attention, many of which involve his unrealistic situations that his main character finds herself in as well as subtle connections to historical figures. Carroll's use of illustrations, preposterous wordplay, and overall disregard for order has given the world a storyline that has been used many times in different types of media....   [tags: motifs, magic, children]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland: The Inevitable Loss of Childhood Innocence

- The novel enwraps with “Alice and her sister sitting on the bank of a river. Unquestionably bored, she is reading a book over her sister’s shoulder. Suddenly, she spots a small white rabbit in a pea coat, dart across the grass. What astounds her is that the rabbit takes out a small watch from its pocket and exclaims, "I will be late". Alice had never heard a rabbit talk and moreover felt that it was bizarre for a rabbit to own a pocket watch. Curiosity takes Alice down the rabbit hole and this leads her into a land where her main pre- occupation seems to be either growing tall or becoming short.” (Carroll) Her longing to get through a little door that leads to a stunning garden takes her on...   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Coming of Age Theme in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- Many have compared life to a journey over the course of which, one experiences many tumultuous changes and transitions. On this journey, the human body continually undergoes a developmental pattern of physical, mental, and social modifications. Even in the realm of literature, fictional characters inevitably follow this fate. In literature, the stage between childhood innocence and adulthood transforms characters, this is frequently referred to as "coming of age". Because all humans experience this transition, it establishes "coming of age" as a timeless universal literary theme....   [tags: Essays on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Effectiveness of Humor and Emotions, Specifically in the Works of Noem Carroll and Carl Plantinga

- Emotions and Humor’s Effectiveness: I learned Something Today To begin, I will give a brief overview on the effect emotions have on our media viewing experience. In particular, I will be examining the work of Noem Carroll and Carl Plantinga. Second, I will give a brief overview of the research that connects political humor viewing to positive outcomes including increased political knowledge, and the ability to learn various view points as well as greater understanding of one’s own viewpoint. Though, I understand that their is a raging debate between cognitivist and non-cognitivist....   [tags: politics, satire, comedy]

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Use of Food in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- Search for food, reproduction, sleep; the primal needs for every uni- and multicellular organism is to consume in order to survive and by doing so ensuring the continued existence of its own species. As a consequence, eating and drinking is not only an individual but also a common necessity; it is the basis of a civilization (Keeling 5). But food is more than just nutrition; it can be pleasure or temptation, and the way how or what is consumed is always as well a “mark [for] humankind’s morality” (qtd....   [tags: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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Celtic Mythological Motifs in Chretien's Yvain and Carroll's Alice

- Celtic Mythological Motifs in Chretien's Yvain and Carroll's Alice      Abstract: This is an analysis of celtic mythological motifs or themes (usually found Arthurian romances) in the medieval romance Yvain and the victorian classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .}         There are elements of the Arthurian romance in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Chretien de Troyes' Yvain . Both novels incorporate important aspects or reoccurring themes in Arthurian romances, including: the concept of a hero's (or heroine's) journey into a magic "Other World," the importance of white or otherwise uncommon animals,the importance an Otherworldly queen, the impor...   [tags: Chretien Yvain Essays]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

- Daydreams are not always meaningless, they permit one a chance to create a place where one can rehearse the future and imagine new adventures without risk. Allowing the mind to roam without restrictions can show us who were really are and how we perceive the world around us. Lewis Carroll uses these fantastical thoughts as a foundation for that of Wonderland, a bizarre and seemingly absurd world in which, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and the sequel, Through the Looking Glass occur. These novels both depict the journey and adventure of a young girl named Alice....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

- Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and a follow up novel “Through the Looking Glass”. Lewis was born on the 27th of January, 1832 under the name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He is most famous for his writing style of lyrical nonsense in his works. “In 1856 Carroll met Alice Liddell, the four-year-old daughter of the head of Christ Church. During the next few years Carroll often made up stories for Alice and her sisters. In July 1862, while on a picnic with the Liddell girls, Carroll recounted the adventures of a little girl who fell into a rabbit hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]

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Commentary on Childhood and Adulthood in Alice in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's use of puns and riddles in Alice in Wonderland help set the theme and tone. He uses word play in the book to show a world of warped reality and massive confusion. He uses such play on words to reveal the underlying theme of ‘growing up', but with such an unusual setting and ridiculous characters, there is need for some deep analyzing to show this theme. The book contains many examples of assonance and alliteration to add humor. Carroll also adds strange diction and extraordinary syntax to support the theme....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]

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Young People and Their Work Within the Agency

- Situated in the centre of Stanmore, Winchester; the Carroll Centre is an established community organisation that has been providing needs-led provision to children, young people and families for the past twenty years. By exploring the aims and objectives of this agency, along with the services provided and how they are shaped by accompanying policies, I will begin to examine my work within the agency, comparing their purposes to my own values as a youth worker and how these correlate to the aims of the centre....   [tags: Carroll Centre, community, youth]

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Comparison of A Doll's House and Antigone

- “The Empowered Woman, she moves through the world with a sense of confidence and grace. Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom. Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation and the life she leads is of her own creation.” --Excerpt from ‘The Empowered Woman’ by Sonny Carroll In my mind, Sonny Carroll’s poem perfectly represents what an empowered woman should be; firm, determined and able to stand on her own feet. The characters of Nora and Antigone, from Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ and Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ respectively, completely fit my description of ‘the empowered woman’....   [tags: The Empowered Woman, Sonny Carroll]

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Disobedience by Children Characters in Books and Movies,

- “But then,' thought Alice. 'shall I never get any older than I am now. That'll be a comfort, one way--never to be an old woman--but then--always to have lessons to learn. Oh, I shouldn’t like that!” (Carroll, 1993 p 21). Did Alice want to grow up. No, but she was not willing to go through the struggles during the concrete and formal operation stages of emotional maturity. Authors and movie directors have long used children characters and actors to portray these inevitable childhood developmental stages of emotional maturity, one of which is the disobedience stage....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, discipline,]

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Different Illustrations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story that has been loved and read by different age groups. Lewis Carroll wrote the book in such a way that the reader, young or old, could be trapped into Alice’s world of adventure. The illustrations by John Tenniel help portray the story beautifully. Tenniel put pictures to Carroll’s thoughts exactly. When a student reads Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the first time, it is always great if he or she could be introduced to his illustrations. However, it is a good idea for teachers to bring in different portals of Alice to help show how other people may view this little girl’s world....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, ]

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Nonsense Is Defined by Its Inability to be Defined Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear's Alice in Wonderland

- ... Yet one of the greatest paradoxes is the transformation of Alice over the course of the novel as well as the transformation of the duchess. Alice begins as an ignorant child; she has difficulties in morphing to the logic and needs of Wonderland yet as the novel continues Alice grows in her logic. She becomes intelligent and learns to be smarter in her discussions with the creatures and is able to make sense of the nonsense itself. Yet, Alice is forced to grow the nonsense of Wonderland itself, otherwise if she doesn’t she will not be able to handle the consistent contradiction of logic that Wonderland provides....   [tags: literature, limericks, stereotypes]

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What is a Dream?

- Your eyelids are heavy and your mind is fogging, finally they close entirely with the weight of the eyelids, and in a few minutes you have fallen into slumber. You wake up with a vivid image in your mind, but you have no clue as to what it means: it was just a dream. A dream, some may argue is irrelevant; images assorted together creating nonsense. Others depict a dream as a message our mind is telling us. Throughout the day, the mind subconsciously picks up pieces of our daily life, whether they are thoughts, emotions, ideas, or interactions....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare, Carroll]

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Comparing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll and Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes

- Growth is inevitable and the most anticipated quest of man. It is a never-ending quest to evolve, fuelled by the constant hope for survival. Once natural growth halts, man’s focus shifts to the growth within. The coming of age, associates itself with this transformation from child to man, the step of letting go of childish ways and moving on to more mature things. The need for such a dramatic transformation is questioned by Miguel de Cervantes and Lewis Carroll in their texts, Don Quixote and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland....   [tags: Growth, Child Fantasy]

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Applying Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll to the Mind

- ... The part of the brain that controls dreams is called the Pons. This region of brain near the base of the skull transports information to the thalamus, which controls the learning and thinking aspects of the brain. Sigmund Freud believed that dreams acted as a “safety valve” for desires. This could mean that Alice truly wanted a world of ridiculousness, but knew better, but just had to prove it to herself, subconsciously. Thus, it was like a safety net, because she never really did any of the nonsensical things, but still learned from it....   [tags: unconscious, dreams, society]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Dr. Seuss 's ' Use Of Readers '

- Since the beginning of happenings, odd happenings have been happening and happening to every soul who is capable of having a happening happen to them. It is a seemingly agreeable statement that occurrences can be classified as either typical or atypical, and throughout the majority of current history, readers were often given a frame of reality to peer through; any event in a book that exceeded this frame was noted as an odd happening. However, one man introduced a concept to the world that advocated an unusual argument....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on the 27th of January in the year of 1832 and died on the 14th of that same month in 1898. His pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, was born on March 1st, 1856 and was destined to live forever. Most poets live out of sync with the era they exist in, but Caroll lived a particularly bizarre lifestyle. He was a mathematician as well as a poetic scholar. It is rare for someone to excel at either one individually, yet Caroll, a connoisseur of logic and art as well, was able to master both subjects....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of John Tenniel 's ' Alice 's Adventures '

- ... The magazine’s cartoons took a satirical approach and often depicted actual life events in Britain in a humorous, metaphoric and political form. Most of Tenniel’s work for Punch magazine was produced according to editor’s instructions as with any newsprint, an employment Tenniel kept for fifty-years. Tenniel’s career took a rather unexpected path at the end of 1863 when Charles Dodgson (more commonly known as Lewis Carroll) wrote to Punch journalist Tom Taylor, asking if Tom knew Tenniel well enough to say whether he would be able to illustrate a children’s book and also asks if Tom could put Carroll in contact with Tenniel (Engen, 1991)....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake

- ... Like the Nurse, <>. It’s important to note the peace and harmony that exists within these children at play in nature. This certainly echoes the essence of Romanticism. Similarly, Lewis Carroll also celebrates youth and innocence, a world where endless possibilities exist. In his poem “Solitude”, Carroll reminisces and shares the memory of his own childhood. The poem displays how Carroll delighted in nature during his youth, later yearning to enjoy just one more summer day as a child. Ultimately, Alice’s sister personifies this feeling....   [tags: adulthood, alice´s wonderland, carroll]

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Differences Between Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

- At the mention of the name Alice, one tends to usually think of the children’s stories by Lewis Carroll. Namely, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are two classic works of children’s literature that for over a century have been read by children and adults alike. These two stories tell the tale of a young girl named Alice who finds herself in peculiar surroundings, where she encounters many different and unusual characters. Although Alice is at the centre of both stories, each tale is uniquely different in its purpose, characters and style....   [tags: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Alice 's Adventures '

- The novel Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll was originally published for the first time in 1898, and illustrated by John Tenniel, however there are multiple versions of this fantastically bizarre story that leads a young girl through a series of adventures and encounters with some unique fantasy creatures and beings; with many artists completing their interpretation of this literary masterpiece available. Two of those versions will be looked at in this paper; Salvador Dali illuminated in 1969, and Bessie Pease in 1931....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Analysis Of Virginia Woolf 's ' The Lighthouse '

- ... For example, the Ramsay’s youngest son, James, holds onto the memory of his father never letting him go see the Lighthouse when he was younger. James remembers this from the beginning of the story when it took place, until the end of the story, where he looked at his father with contempt when he remembered it (Woolf 8-187). This memory of James’ stayed with him from childhood all the way through adulthood; it shaped his relationship with his father. Without this vital memory, James’ relationship with his father might of been completely different; without this memory, James could have turned out completely different....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Have You Ever Believed in Bigfoot?

- You overhear heavy breathing and consider nothing, but fear scurries to your mind. Then another thought slams into you…. run, don’t stop that’s what you consider as you overhear it oncoming you…. don’t look back you think don’t stop and don't look back. Gradually it starts to get handier to you. You Make a sprint for it and forget about that lungful you want so bad and don’t maintenance about bruises that are forming on your legs and arms. Snap. you overhear a branch snap and suddenly you hear it to your left and right then to your left again....   [tags: jabberwocky sightings]

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The Current State of Corporate Social Responsibility

- ... For example, laws implemented by a state may drive business away from their market to those with more favourable policies abroad. In this sense states aim to deregulate their markets and provide a more inviting atmosphere for parties to do business in. The effects of globalization are not solely felt by legislatures, international actors themselves feel the pressure that comes with having a world where actions in one state are not hidden from the home state. Particularly in the case of multinational companies, they are under more scrutiny to conduct business in a more open and honest manner....   [tags: globalization, Archie Carroll’s pyramid]

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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll Based on the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Alice, the heroine of the story is a curious, imaginative, strong- willed, and honest young English girl. Her adventures begin when she falls asleep by the side of a stream in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down his hole. Her curiosity has made her ventured the world she never been before, entered each doors that she able to open, she even trying hardly to figured out how to open the doors she couldn’t opened....   [tags: Alice Wonderland Caroll]

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An American Requiem

- In An American Requiem, by James Carroll, Carroll describes his struggle for knowledge, individuality and separation from his father's beliefs. The relationship between them slowly degenerates with age, and as James becomes more aware of the life happening outside of his family. Throughout the novel, Carroll focuses on many of the prominent world issues of the time, giving light to both extreme sides through his father and himself, as his father eventually comes to represent relatively everything that he does not....   [tags: James Carroll]

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Diialogue Essyas: A Plan

- A Plan As they walked back to the huge oak tree, Lucinda and Ambur began to organize a trip to The Other Side. The Other Side, which means leaving your tribe to visit another one, is risky to some degree but not impossible. Normally tribes don’t mix, maybe from past trouble, arguments or fights from years gone by. This is normal. But once in a while if help is needed rules bend. Lucinda asked Ambur, “Who is this troll from the other tribe who knows about stones?” Ambur said, “His name is, well, I’m not sure what his real name is, but everyone calls him King Arthur, including me because I’m not going to start trouble over a name....   [tags: trip, trolls, poem]

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