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Art is a means of expressing certain thoughts andor criticizing certain aspects of life through representing certain issues of reality directly or indirectly that would inform the reader of what is in the writers mind leading to certain realizations by society towards the aspect in study I will try to prove this definition which was based on earlier defied definitions set by critics as well as agree with issues raised by other critics whom we had had the pleasure of studying through Lewis Carrolls novel Alices Adventures in Wonderland which will serve as the proving grounds Taking in consideration that the reader knows or at least possesses some background about the novel in study I will first of all establish the issue of experience raised within the novel proving John Drydens theory In An Essay of Dramatic Poesy Dryden emphasized the element of experience through comparing Ben Jonson with William Shakespeare He believed that Jonson is the more skilful but Shakespeare is the more talented as he had the largest comprehensive soul Dryden 381 which enabled him to communicate with reality and so present it He also gives Shakespeare more significance through emphasizing his lack of education Those who accuse him to have wanted learninghe was naturally learned Dryden 381 for he added from his experience in life and looked inwards Dryden 381 which enabled him to add parts to his works that touched the audience deeply Lewis Carrolls own experience was reflected all throughout the novel Alices Adventures in Wonderland For one the original written text was dedicated to Alice Liddell the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church College where Carroll lectured for his deep love to her and her special request for it to be done The originality of the text was based on a personal experience which included Carroll and the three Liddell girls as was reflected in the opening poem of the novel Ah cruel Three In
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