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Alices Dilemma In Lewis Carrolls nonsense world of Alice in Wonderland we are privileged to see our familiar adult society somewhat exaggerated so that we are sure to get the joke through the thought of the wise child AliceHubbell The criticisms show how Carroll depicts Alice in this work Carroll shows Alice as the frustrated child in a world of adult nonsense the heroine and reveals his own inner-view of women Alice is everything that Victorian children of this time are not Hubbell gives us the idea Alice with her childish misgivings may be wrong and all of the big imposing people are right Hubbell On the other hand the standard of sanity is low when Alice compares all of the adults with one another Hubbell Throughout the book Carroll shows the frustration of a child when dealing with all of the illogical ways of the adults Leach While Alice suffers memory losses she tries to make sense of the nonsense The key theme of the work is logic Bloomingdale Carroll made Alice the heroine of this magical world This is not unlike many folk tales of this time but the difference comes from the fact that her antagonists are not defined strictly as villains or villainesses Leach Alice isnt described as being neither naughty nor overly nice but the underlying message is rejecting adult authority Leach The adult-child conflict gives direction to the heroines adventures in the story and this controls the notable features in the work Leach The heroic task that Alice as child-heroine must perform in wonderland is to assert in the face of a primitive threatening universe the reasonableness of her own and the Knave of Hearts right to exist and actively to rebel against the social order that sentences to death Off with her head all those who demur from its mad decree Bloomingdale To show
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