~ALICE IN THE WONDERLAND~

aliceAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.[1] It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influentia in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

It is classic children’s book that is also popular with adults. Personally, at 14, I found the book strange and uninteresting. However if I was 8-10 I would have loved the fantastic fantasy world Carroll creates. I never expected the events that happened because they were bizarre and unpredictable. I loved the Cheshire cat’s wit and intelligence. I also love the hatter because his eccentric personality reminded me of the eccentric people I know. My favourite part was when Alice met the caterpillar, this was because of his ambiguous conversation with Alice.

However, I thought the events were sometimes random and didn’t always connect. I also disliked the number of characters, this is because sometimes I found it uninteresting and sometimes it meant that I didn’t have the development of scenes I wanted.

I believe that it is a clever book that I world have preferred when I was younger because now I have a different taste in books. Carroll has depicted a unique world that I hadn’t seen before. This why I believe it is a book that I would recommend.

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4 thoughts on “~ALICE IN THE WONDERLAND~

  1. A good summary of the story and an honest assessment of the book. You’re right about the number of characters. There may be too many, especially to keep the interest of young readers. Thanks for following our blog, Oh, the Places We See, and for directing us to your blog. Best wishes for many more interesting posts!

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