Jabberwocky Essay

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It seems to me that Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland as well as "Jabberwocky" must have been on some pretty hardcore drugs. His writings are so detailed and so farfetched that one must assume he had some aid from the caterpillar's pipes. “Jabberwocky” was a confusing poem presumably about Alice’s trip into the woods and someone warning her of the Jabberwock. Out of context this poem is just as confusing as it is in context. Having read all of Alice in Wonderland and part of Through The Looking Glass I know good and well that even in context this poem would not make any more sense than it does now. At the end of the poem one can assume that the Jabberwock has been defeated and now the one narrating the poem is poking fun at Alice’s heroism. This odd poem is inspirational for those who want to explore their “wild side” by seeing life from a different point of view, by mocking the majority, and by knowing and understanding that our society thrives of fantasy. This poem gives the reader a chance to experience life “through the looking glass”, if you will. There are fun words in “Jabberwocky” such as, toves or borogoves. …show more content…
For most, considering themselves one of the majority would be a dream come true, not for those of us that mock the majority; poking fun at popular trends and silly phrases of the day. It is kind of like how the ones considered mad are actually sane; while the ones considered sane are actually mad. Unpopular ideas within a majority are quickly diminished, most of the time. Inventions such as electricity were cursed by the church (a majority in the time of electricity becoming a thing) and were considered evil or dangerous. Someone, however, saw the genius in electricity and it soon became the most popular thing in the history of like, ever! So mock the majority like here, “Come to my arms, my beamish boy!” (Carroll Line 22). Make fools of them; for fools they