Alice in Wonderland Essay

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Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Wonderland. The very word can cause your imagination to run wild. This novel written by Lewis Carroll represents a dream like tale filled with wonder. It all begins one warm summer day as Alice sits on a riverbank with her sister. As she slowly grows tired, she sees a white rabbit with pink eyes wearing a waistcoat and a pocket watch. She follows behind it finding herself going down a rabbit hole. Alice continues to follow the rabbit down a hallway lined with doors when she finds a golden key lying on the table. She discovers it belongs to a small door hidden behind a curtain. Her only problem is that she happens to be too large to fit through the small door and begins to cry when she later finds a bottle labeled “DRINK ME”. Regardless of what the contents might be Alice drinks it as she finds herself shrinking, becoming the perfect size for the small door, but cannot enter because she had forgotten the key on the table. After crying yet again she finds a cake marked “EAT ME” which causes her to grow nine feet tall and she begins to cry again as she still cannot fit through the door and her giant tears form pools at her feet. She later shrinks and finds herself swimming in her sea of tears. After reaching the shore her many wondrous and strange adventures through Wonderland have begun. “So many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible (Carroll 10)”. Throughout her journey it will be known as to how rude and just plain mad she is. One major thing that is noticed of Alice throughout the novel is how ill mannered she is. ““Not like cats!” cried the Mouse in a shrill, passionate voice. “Would you like cats, if you were me?” “Well, perhaps not. And yet I wish I could show you our cat Dina, she’s such a capital for catching mice! (Carroll 21)” . Alice never takes regards for anyone’s feelings even if she notices she has become offensive. As you noticed in this quote she continues to talk about the cat to the mouse even though he had clearly stated his hatred towards cats. “Three inches is such a wretched height to be.” “It is a very good height indeed!” said the Caterpillar angrily, rearing itself upright as it spoke (it was exactly three inches high) (Carroll 49)”. You can again notice a clear disregard to others feelings. She continues to offend characters throughout the novel without a care in the world. Alice easily loses her temper and cannot find any way to manage her anger than to lash out at others. This also causes her to become mad. Secondly, Alice is also constantly lacking reasonable thought. “A White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late! (Carroll 49)” The fact that she sees a white rabbit