Essay on Alice 's Adventures, Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

1158 Words Apr 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was published in 1865. But, even though it was published 151 years ago it is still extremely prevalent in todays society. This essay will explore how Alice’s time in Wonderland ultimately hurt her. Because she loses her child-like innocence, and more importantly herself. Throughout the course of Alice’s adventures she goes through numerous and different physical changes, the first change comes in chapter one Down The Rabbit Hole, Alice finds a key, and as she goes about the room putting it in the doors, she realizes it is either too big or too small. She then comes upon a miniature door, she places the key in that lock and it opens. As she realizes she is far to big to fit into the door, she says “ Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope!” (Carroll 19) and almost immediately she notices a vile that says “Drink Me”, she of course drinks it and becomes very small. Small enough to fit through the door. She then realizes she has forgotten the key on a table. She becomes sad, but sees a cake that says “Eat Me” she then grows very large. She again becomes very sad, because she can no longer fit through the door, and starts crying very large tears. This mimics a child maturing, but also shows the loss of herself. Another example of when she lost herself is in chapter two The Pool of Tears, when she gets so tall and she truly wonders if she was someone else. Saying “ But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who am…

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