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Each of the three authors Lewis Carroll Samuel Beckett and CS Lewis are able to create their own perception of reality through the manipulation of characters and use of literary devices However reality is an individual concept and thus each author has a distinct perception of it that becomes apparent in his writing in Carrolls Alices Adventure in Wonderland Alice goes beyond the boundaries of reality into a dream world only to discover the fantasy is actually the reality of the adult world Beckett through Vladimir and Estragon present the readers with the idea of existentialism in Waiting for Godot and finally in The Screwtape Letters CS Lewis uses the vantage point of a demon Screwtape in order to show the human condition To begin with the obvious each character is not only physically but mentally different in each piece which enables the author his characters as instruments to illustrate his key idea The protagonist in Alices Adventure in Wonderland is a young innocent Victorian girl named Alice Like many children she is has an active imagination that leads her past the realms of reality into a wonderland that ultimately becomes her reality of the adult world She is not yet tainted by the evils of the adult world and can still see a more beautiful world that exists outside of her environment Her nativity leads her to believe she is in the perfect world However Alice still cannot allow herself be totally free as she still tries to maintain her Victorian manners Come theres no use in crying like that said Alice to herself rather sharply I advise you leave off this minute In a situation that would normally render a child to cry for help even though no one is there she on the other hand becomes her own mother and scolds herself She even finds it decidedly uncivil for the Footman to stare stupidly up in the sky when speaking
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