Alice ' s Adventures in Wonderland and Queen Essay

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The Queen of Hearts is a foul-tempered monarch who is quick to decree death sentences at the slightest offense. Lewis Carroll pictured her as a blind fury. The Queen has only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small, she orders an immediate execution, shouting: “Off with his head!” The Red Queen in the book, Through the Looking Glass, is quick to get angry, if things do not go the way she wants them to. She is merciless against her enemies and those who have betrayed her. She is also careless towards animals, as she treats them if they were inanimate objects. The Queen of Hearts rules Wonderland with the cowering King of Hearts, and all of her minions are playing cards. After falling down the rabbit hole, Alice enters the garden, where three playing card gardeners are frantically painting white roses red. When Alice questions this activity, they explain that they have planted the wrong color rosebush, and must paint the white roses to hide their mistake from the Queen. The gardeners advise Alice to prostrate herself on the ground to avoid being confronted by the Queen of Hearts, but she ignores this advice and looks the Queen in the eye. When the Queen arrives and asks Alice who is lying on the ground, Alice tells her that she does not know. The Queen becomes frustrated and commands that Alice’s head be severed, but the King reminds the Queen that Alice is only a child, and Alice’s head is spared. The Queen likes to play Wonderland croquet. Croquet is where the…