Literary Analysis: Alice In Wonderland

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Literary Analysis Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, England. Lewis was the oldest child out of his ten siblings and yet was always very bright in mathematics and won many prizes throughout his youth. Carroll was always known for connecting with children within literature and even the way he spoke was more perceivable to children in the mid 1800’s. As Carroll enjoyed and connected with the young minds of the youth he connected greatly with Alice Liddell, daughter of Henry George Liddell, Alice and Lewis spent most afternoons sitting around as Lewis told tales that formed in his mind to spark the young girl’s interest. Alice in Wonderland is a story illustrating the wonderful journey of Alice growing up into an adult from …show more content…
Inside this magical world Alice tests the limits of food controlling her height, questioning life from the advice of a caterpillar. She tends to get lost a lot receiving directions, advice and riddle from different animals perhaps metaphorically representing something else in her life. Alice is very persistent on finding this garden of flowers and beautiful fountains; she faces obstacles that provide conflict and Alice a chance to learn right from wrong and other life lessons. This journey through Wonderland is supposed to provide Alice with an easy transition into adult-hood for the future. Carroll writing gives us a chance to experience growing up on a deeper level, understand the curiosity of a younger could and the journey of finding yourself after being lost. Children are often underestimated and taken for granted as they grow and learn progressing into adulthood. Elders sometime forget they were once kids and forget about the spectacular yet terrifying journey into adulthood, and that everyone must deal with their own demons and obstacles to eventually find their place in the world like every …show more content…
He illustrated the journey and each obstacle that this poor girl faced all by herself in a new dimension. Provided that this book takes place within the mid-1800’s he successful captured the idea that youth are lost and just trying to find themselves before becoming an adult. This concept relates to any generation of teenagers starting to grow up. Alice in Wonderland still provides the factor that children are underestimated as they grow and continue to learn throughout life, this book provides with good example that a little imagination isn’t so bad and everyone will finally find their place in this world, dealing with obstacles, exploring new adventures and enjoying the beauty of

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