Alice's Adventure in Wonderland

When we think “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland”, we think about her strange

adventures through a rabbit hole, how she doesn’t think twice before she eats or drinks anything

but we never knew the real stories behind everything. Lewis Carroll was an author, logician,

deacon, mathematician, and photographer. He wrote Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland in the

19th century. During the Victorian Era, artists did lots of studies on young children, mainly girls.

That’s how Lewis Carroll got his idea of the character, Alice. He named Alice after a young girl

named Alice Liddell, just like Carroll himself, grew up in a big family with tons of brothers and

sisters, that it was hard to stand-out.

In the beginning of the story, Alice follows a rabbit. The paranoid, late rabbit represents

how Carroll is aging during the Victorian age. When Alice falls into the rabbit hole it shows how

the Victorian age would be like if it was turned upside down. Back then, they didn’t have a

“middle-class”. It was either you were upper-class (meaning rich) or lower class (meaning poor).

The Middle-class term spread all around the world in 1832.

After, she finally hits the ground, she meets animals who talk. In 1931, Alice’s Adventure

in Wonderland was banned in China because they didn’t believe animals should speak human

words, or be at our level. The Characters in the novel (especially the animals) have strong, rude

behaviors, and talked about constitution. They mocked the Victorian age, and people. Telling

stories before bed were traditional in all households during the Victorian age.

Having an eating disorder in real life gave him inspiration to create a character like Alice

to drink strange bottles, and turn into different shapes. Everything Alice ate, or drank, something

happened to her, eating was a sing (at that point for Alice). The garden she was always trying to

get to was the Garden of Eden. Games,...