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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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    Charles Dodgson was the real name of the author who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass. For his writing he went under the pen name Lewis Carroll. Along with writing he was also an English logician, mathematician, and photographer. He had a lot of siblings; 7 girls and 4 boys were born to his parents. He was the third child born and their oldest son. He also went through a lot of illnesses, one left him deaf in one ear. He had a stutter, but Carroll…

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    next to at Christ Church University. Alice Liddell’s actions and outlook inspired Carroll to write his series of Alice and her adventures. Carroll portrays aspects of a child in her early years with people or subjects in which hold great influence over her upbringing with the use of metaphor, analogies, and symbolism. One of the most influential symbols that Carroll uses in Through the Looking…

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    Alice begins a new journey, through the Looking-glass world, taking her on an expedition through a difficult game of chess. Alice starts out in the world by meeting up with the Red Queen, who shows her the number of many brooks running straight across from side to side, dividing the area up into squares as Alice realizes it is a giant game of chess (Carroll, 131-134). The more Alice sees of the game the more she wants to be a part of it. The Red Queen puts Alice up to the test to see if she can…

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    in Wonderland. Six years later, Carroll wrote a sequel because of his first book’s success. The second book was called Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. In this book, Carroll shows us more Wonderland characters like Tweedledum and Tweedledee and Humpty Dumpty. Lewis Carroll’s books appealed to many people because they were different from many of the children’s books during that time period. Children and Adults enjoy his books because Carroll had Alice make intelligent remarks…

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    Alice find themselves needing to be dried off after swimming, they cannot understand why they do not become dry when one of them tells “the driest story they know.” Carroll’s satire of the English language not only offers his own opinion about the unavoidable miscommunications that are bound to happen as a result of the flawed language itself, but also makes the case that Wonderland and the Looking Glass land make more sense than the “real world,” due to their precision of language. If this…

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    something up.” This concept is repeatedly mentioned and established in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, which have been established to share the hidden message of the life of a child and the life of an adult, respectively. In relation to the practical world, life can be seen as a total process of consumption, where the mere existence of life requires and depends on consumption. However, like life cannot be understood without death, consumption cannot be understood…

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    The sound of the title is a very familiar sound, like the sound of my father’s keys being tossed on the glass table in the doorway, or my sister’s bubbly laugh. It’s a name that I’ve grown up. Alice and her adventures. To analyze it, Alice is our lense throughout the novel. She trots the trails of wonderland, watching a baby become a big, played croquet with a flamig, and my favorite, puzzling over riddles at a chaotic tea party. These are her adventures. In all honesty, I believe the…

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    Imaginary Nonsense An analysis of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky The absurd has always piqued the interest of many, no matter when or where in time they are. Lewis Carroll seems to have mastered the art of the preposterous with his poem Jabberwocky featured in his book titled Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alive Found There. Published in 1871, Jabberwocky tells the tale of a son who fights the Jabberwock in an odd world. Carroll manages to captivate and make use of the reader’s imagination…

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    Throughout his lifetime, Lewis Carroll created short stories and hadn’t published anything until 1856. In 1856, Lewis Carroll published a piece for “The Train.” On July 4th of 1862, 10 year aged girl named Alice asked Lewis to entertain her and her sisters. Carroll suddenly told the girls stories about a girl named Alice who fell down a rabbit hole. This story was unlike others, so Alice asked Lewis to write it down. Carroll after rewrites the story, asked a friend for help, and went to seek out…

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