Through the Looking-Glass

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  • Analysis Of Through The Looking Glass

    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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  • Analysis Of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass By Lewis Carroll

    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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  • Through The Looking Glass Analysis

    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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  • Symbolism In Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Time

    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 In Wonderland Character Analysis

    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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  • Moral Issues In Alice In Wonderland

    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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  • What Alice Found There Language Analysis

    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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  • Defamiliarization In Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky'

    Defamiliarization In Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” Jabberwocky (or The Jabberwocky) is a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll that appears in the novel Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There) which he published in 1871 (Niki Pollock, 2000). It is a prime example of how language can be used as tool for defamiliarization as he does with his use of nonsense words and imagery. Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem. That is no accident. It did not get mangled in the printer, it was not jumbled up…

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  • Alice's Wonderland Research Paper

    Meta: Alice is a character whose abstract nature has insured her immortality. Alice’s Wonderland brings the classic tale to the reels; will you peer through the looking glass? Alice’s Wonderland Review Pretty much everybody is familiar with the famous book Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s seminary work has been a feature of pop culture for virtually the entire duration of its existence, spawning a whole franchise as well as a famous Disney movie. Naturally the creators at 888 Slots saw a…

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  • Schema Disruption And Identity In Alice's Adventures In Wonderland?

    No matter what individual schemas readers bring to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, there will be at least a few times in which those schemas are subverted, simply because so much that happens in the book is nonsense and, to us, impossible. Furthermore, it’s true that disrupted schemas, both in and out of the book, often create humor or at the very least amusement. The example used by Abbas and Rahman that stands out the most here is Carroll’s use of homonymy and homophony. They use the mouse’s…

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