Analysis Of Through The Looking Glass

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Through the Looking Glass, published in 1971, is a work of children’s fiction by Lewis Carroll. It is the famous sequel to Carroll’s first novel Alice in Wonderland, although it has no reference to its events. Generally referred to as ‘‘nonsense literature’’, it is a story full of humour, riddles and rhymes, all throughout while acting as a satire on the people in Carroll’s life at the time. Unlike general children’s novels that are written to instruct and educate, Carroll’s writings could only be taken as amusing reads, without much moral message.
In this fantastical adventure story Carroll has basically based the plot in the theme of a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares. The main characters are characters
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She starts pondering about the world on the other side of her mirror. Soon enough, to her own surprise, she steps through to find another world on the other side of it where she finds a chessboard, with live characters, who do not seem aware of her. There’s a white king, a white queen and their daughter, a pawn, Lily, all of who she tries to help. In this reflected version of her own house, she finds a book of poetry called ‘‘The Jabberwocky’’, which she is only able to read by holding it up to the mirror. Frustrated with the strange poem, she leaves the house and sets off to explore the rest of this …show more content…
Annoyed by him she moves on, and once again her rhyme for him comes true as the chapter ends with him having a fall.

Alice next comes to the White King in the forest with who she goes to watch the battle of the Lion and the Unicorn. One of the King’s messengers, Hatta, explains the status of the battle and the Lion and the Unicorn stop fighting, as the White King calls for Alice to serve the cake. But every time she tries to, the pieces just join back together. Finally she is informed that in this world the cake is passed before the slices are cut. Alice distributes the cake and with a loud noise, finds herself isolated once again.
The seventh block brings her face to face with a Red Knight who intends on capturing her. A White Knight comes to her rescue, and is one of the characters exceptionally nice to her. He escorts her through the woods towards the final block, and through the way recites a long poem of his own composition called ‘‘Haddock’s Eyes’’. His movement however is very wobbly and he keeps falling off his horse, indicative of how the knights in chess move, in a disarranged

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