The Wonderland By Lewis Caroll Essay

1441 Words May 8th, 2016 6 Pages
We’re all mad here in Wonderland
Adolescence is an inevitable process for everyone, part of growing up is discovering who you really are, and who you want to be. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, at first glance seems like nothing, but a childish fairy tale, but has undertones of mature themes. This story utilizes fictional themes, but still capture the morale of how difficult growing up can be. Alice is an ordinary girl who falls down the “rabbit hole” into a psychotic world of madness and impossible situations. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a remarkably creative tale that uses its fictional situations to reflect the dark trial of adulthood and discovering identity. Before revealing the themes of adolescence, let’s talk about important background info from the story itself. Wonderland is a chaotic world. When Alice enters wonderland, she sees everything as silly and arbitrary. She is lead here by a white rabbit who only remarks that “he is late”. She follows him down his rabbit hole which is her entrance into wonderland. Immediately after she enters, she starts to constantly change in shape and size. She never really stops changing throughout the story, struggling to maintain a comfortable size. The challenge in size is her first predicament of the story, unable to solve her problem she begins to cry. It’s important to note that she only cries near the beginning of the story. She is constantly asked, “Who are you?” on several occasions, she’s never…

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