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Lewis Carrolls Wonderland is a queer little universe where a not so ordinary girlis faced with the contradicting nature of the fantastic creatures who live there AlicesAdventures in Wonderland is a childs struggle to survive in the condescending world ofadults The conflict between child and adult gives direction to Alices adventures andcontrols all the outstanding features of the work- Alices character her relationship withother characters and the dialogue Alice in Wonderland is on one hand so nonsensicalthat children sometimes feel ashamed to have been interested in anything so silly Masslich107 The underlying message of Alices Adventures in Wonderland is a rejection ofThe character of Alice is not at all like what you would find in a typical childrensbook The character of Alice herself is a bit puzzling even to the modern child becauseit does not fit a stereotype How much more unusual she must have seemed to Victorianchildren used to girl angels fated for death in Dickens Stowe and others or toimpossibly virtuous little ladies or to naughty girls who eventually reform in response toheavy adult pressure But Alice is neither naughty nor overly nice Her curiosity leadsher into her initial adventure and most of the latter ones in the book Leach 119 AsAlice makes her way through Wonderland she is faced with many pompous personalities that have their own ways of thinking and do not understand why Alice does not agree withtheir views Alice takes into consideration what each character says After becomingquite confused and disgruntled she learns that everyone in Wonderland is in fact mad Once she has learned this she politely rejects all offers made by characters and tells themhow things are in her mind More often than not she is chastised for her opinions but soon learns to take the characters criticisms with stride Likewise a child tends to seeadults in the same light The child know the way that things are in their own mind butwhen they
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