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Alice in Wonderland (Cliffs Notes) by Carl Senna

By Carl Senna

With a present for irony, the limerick, and an figuring out of kids, Lewis Carroll got down to write a booklet of wonderful leisure. the tale has not anything didactic approximately it and features completely as a comedy, using fable and the burlesque. even supposing written for kids, it really is exciting to adults, too.

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Alice in Wonderland (Cliffs Notes)

With a present for irony, the limerick, and an realizing of youngsters, Lewis Carroll got down to write a ebook of wonderful leisure. the tale has not anything didactic approximately it and services exclusively as a comedy, employing myth and the burlesque. even supposing written for kids, it's enjoyable to adults, too.

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In Wonderland the idea of a law seems ridiculous because the operative principle of Wonderland is chaos. com consequence of living in Wonderland. The rule of the strongest person must be the law--that is, the law of anarchy. The trial of the Knave is proof of this woeful state of affairs. Fortunately, Alice is the strongest of the lot, and she overthrows the cruel Queen’s sentence of execution and the savage kangaroo court. There is no way to change the law because no “law” exists. By her rebellion, Alice serves both the cause of sanity and justice.

To try and reinforce the notion that Wonderland must have a hidden order, Alice first unlocks the door, and she then reduces her size by nibbling on a piece of the mushroom. She has finally learned a lesson from her initial, frightening experience in Wonderland: She has been eating, drinking, and changing sizes, without thinking first. CHAPTER VIII: “The Queen’s Croquet-Ground” At last, Alice finds herself in the garden that she has so long sought to explore. Far from being a wild Eden, though, the garden is well cultivated and tended.

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