March 16, 2012

Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll, 1871
Alice finds herself
once again in a strange land
of her own making

The continuation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice this time meets the Red Queen and the White Queen, as well as Tweedledum and Tweedledee. I would guess these few to be the most memorable characters from Carroll's second Alice story, but for the most part, the first story was definitely the more interesting of the two.

From film adaptations, I was expecting the Jabberwock to actually appear, but he is only mentioned in a text that Alice reads. Well-known poems include "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter". As the first story appears to have been a dream, this story seems to come completely from Alice's imagination when she is wide awake. (G)

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