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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll Based on the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Alice, the heroine of the story is a curious, imaginative, strong- willed, and honest young English girl. Her adventures begin when she falls asleep by the side of a stream in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down his hole. Her curiosity has made her ventured the world she never been before, entered each doors that she able to open, she even trying hardly to figured out how to open the doors she couldn’t opened....   [tags: Alice Wonderland Caroll]

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Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll

- “’But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'” quoted by a very creative and imaginative author, Lewis Carroll, author of the hit Alice novels. This short novel was written by an extremely upright, ultra conservative man in which his unique character and many experiences had a great influence in the creation of Through the Looking Glass. Of all of Carroll’s works, Alice’s Through the Looking Glass, has a unique way of expressing adventures and stating the events in which occur throughout the whole novel making the novel standout in the category of whimsical, nonsense literature....   [tags: story analysis]

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Galumphing Back: Lewis Caroll's The Jabberwocky

- “The Jabberwocky” is nonsense. Then again, so are Shakespeare’s works. Both contain words and phrases created by the authors who wrote them. Origin wise, “scuffled”, first heard in Antony and Cleopatra, is not unlike “slithy” or “gyre”. Emily Dickenson’s “I Could Not Stop for Death” is just as illogical as Carroll’s work. Both Dickenson and Carroll’s poems contain characters, which, in literal form, are non-existent in reality. One poem is just as hard to understand as another is. The difference between the three above poems, though, is that two live in the world of logical, adult understanding....   [tags: nonsense poems, poetry analysis]

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Alice in Wonderland: Effects on our Lives

- Childhood: a time of imagination and fun for all children; this is what individuals have been told of in stories and throughout various cultures. During some periods of time, varying societies can see the exact opposite characterization of childhood. In many stories, novels, and other works of literature and art during the Victorian age, one can see the changes that books have on the appearance and interpretation of the childhood stage of life. One of the more well-known books that deals with childhood is Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll....   [tags: Lewis Caroll, Victorian literature]

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The Humor of Lewis Carroll

- The works of Lewis Carroll, and in particular Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, cannot be read without noting the author’s mastery of wit. The creativity and insight permeating the humor in these texts are so clever and artful that the parody, pun, and nonsense are themselves the topic of many a critical essay. Most literature on the subject claims one of two things: either that the humor in his writing is inspired by his mathematical inclinations, or that it is a byproduct of an astounding innate linguistic aptitude....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Nonsense Is Defined by Its Inability to be Defined Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear's Alice in Wonderland

- ... Yet one of the greatest paradoxes is the transformation of Alice over the course of the novel as well as the transformation of the duchess. Alice begins as an ignorant child; she has difficulties in morphing to the logic and needs of Wonderland yet as the novel continues Alice grows in her logic. She becomes intelligent and learns to be smarter in her discussions with the creatures and is able to make sense of the nonsense itself. Yet, Alice is forced to grow the nonsense of Wonderland itself, otherwise if she doesn’t she will not be able to handle the consistent contradiction of logic that Wonderland provides....   [tags: literature, limericks, stereotypes]

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An Analysis Of Lewis Carroll 's ' The Looking Glass '

- ... In this way, Alice is a dynamic character. She matures throughout the story as she finds out more about Wonderland. She begins her journey with preconceived ideas about how the world works and how people must behave, but with each new encounter she becomes more open minded. For instance, at one point Alice is having a conversation with a large talking Gnat, but she is not afraid. Despite her misgivings about bugs from her world, she gives this oversized insect a chance. “It certainly was a very large Gnat… Still, she couldn’t feel nervous with it, after they had been talking together for so long” (Carroll)....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Analysis Of Lewis Carroll 's ' Alice '

- ... Carroll was nominated for a studentship, commonly known as a scholarship, at Christ Church, Oxford, where he enrolled in 1851. His education at Oxford did not start off well;, after just two days of being there his mother died of a stroke and Carroll had to go back home. He did not let this keep him from his studies for long, he soon went back to Oxford and did not let his feelings on his mother’s death distract him much (Victorian). Carroll had many very distinguished talents, these included mathematics, photography, public speaking, and, of course, writing....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Picturing Nonsense : Lewis Carroll And Alice

- Picturing Nonsense: Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland Speak roughly to your little boy, And beat him when he sneezes: He only does it to annoy, Because he knows it teases. (Alice in Wonderland, “Pig and Pepper”) At the time of his death, Charles L. Dodgson (1832-1898)(Fig. 1), known better to the public by his famous nom de plume Lewis Carroll, was by all measures an interesting if famous, eccentric personality. Most of his contemporaries saw in him a deeply religious man who was generally reticent and shy among the adult public but could be wonderfully silly, almost child-like and creative among his favored audience, little pre-pubescent girls....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Analysis of Animal Characters in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

- Why are animal characters so popular in children’s literature. Why do they tend to be either fierce or friendly. How do animal characters impact children’s literature. In Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, the animal characters are very weird. They were supposed to guide Alice through the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. I believe the audience expected that animal characters are supposed to because they are the ones who should be a role model for kids to look up or when they read it....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Nonsense and Justice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- You would think that Lewis Carroll an English author, mathematician and logician would sit down and write a logical, didactical novel, instead he wrote a novel of the literary nonsense genre. Unusual, is it not. Maybe we should take a closer look at Carroll's “nonsense“ and see why is it considered to be random, senseless, unpredictable, and without rules. Moreover, even justice is not spared of parody, injustice and chaos are logical consequences of living in Wonderland. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story about a little girl who comes into contact with unpredictable, illogical, basically mad world of Wonderland by following the White Rabbit into a huge rabbit – hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Alice 's Adventures, Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll, world renowned author, known most for his tale of literary nonsense published almost a century and a half ago, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Several conditions of Carroll’s life molded and shaped his writing. Evidence from Carroll’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ,one can conclude that Carroll has engraved moments from his life, people around him ,as well as his beliefs and love of logic into his story, considering these are the things that Alice Liddell would recognize....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Alice 's Adventures Of Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- ... Without thinking twice she grabbed the bottle and soon began to analyze it making sure the drink was not poison, and soon enough she began to drink it, causing her to shrink down to only ten inches high (Carroll 6). When Alice got down to the shockingly ten inches high, she was not disappointed in her decision to drink the mysterious potion, because that then meant that she could go through the little door that led to the astonishing garden. There occurred to be one problem when Alice had later remembered she had left the key to the little door on top of the table....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Alice 's Adventures, Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- ... Any seven year old would be terrified to find him or herself in a whole different realm, where rabbits speak and decks of cards come to life. Alice found herself feeling very strange in this unfamiliar world; however, she managed to absorb the outlandish qualities of Wonderland and those who inhabit it. On several different occasions throughout the story, the young girl finds herself utterly appalled by the ways of the Wonderlandians, but manages to keep herself in check and assimilate, or at least pretend to do so....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland “So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality . . .” (Carroll 119). Wonderland: a place where everything is different and the imagination is free to roam wild. A place where it does not matter how big a person is, but the intellect that is in a person. Existing in the dreams of children everywhere, wonderland is a place of escape, causing a person to think in new, different ways: a place like no other....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Essays]

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The Strong Female Character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

- Do you ever notice in stories, the female characters tend to be weak and sometimes have a mentor to guide them. Alice Adventures in Wonderland turned the tables on this type of character and made a strong, lively character Alice. Carroll disregarded the traditional plot lines and development of characters of his time by creating an empowered Alice, who overcomes the challenges in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Not only does Alice face different challenges through the story she also faces her pre-teen years of emotional and developmental stages....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Alice’s Dreams and Thoughts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland follows a young girl named Alice on her adventures through her dream world of Wonderland. It is a scary world for “poor Alice”, as the narrator often calls her, as she battles changing size, being terrorized by over sized animals, and being yelled at by an evil queen. While battling all of these things she is also battling her own mental stability. In the novel, Lewis Carroll elaborates on Alice’s dreams and thoughts, and there are wide varieties of interpretations by readers....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, literary analysis]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1.     Introduction There are several reasons why I have chosen the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” as the topic for my term paper. The main reason is that I have been fascinated by Alice’s adventures as a series on TV since I was about six years old. I was curious about the overworked rabbit, racked by brain about how Alice would only be able to reach the golden key on the table and I got even more nervous when I saw the Queen than the Knaves of Hearts did....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Adventures Essays]

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Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Poem Jabberwocky

- Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Poem "Jabberwocky" Roland Barthes’ "Toys" expresses the idea that French toys revolve around convention, preparing children to be adults by allowing them to repeat normal adult activities without much imagination. However, one only has to look in any modern toy store to see that today’s American toys focus more on imagination, not imitation. In contrast, however, children are usually taught language based on convention; certain words have set meanings and certain sounds do not mean anything when put together....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky Poet Essays]

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Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll is a well known and talked about author, whose writings have stirred up much controversy. His work has inspired ballot, puppet shows, and even music videos. (Vink). Lewis Carroll is an outstanding English writer because of his background, his position in English literature, and his many works, such as his novel, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” “‘Lewis Carroll,’ as he was to become known, was born on January 27, 1832 (Leach 1). He was raised on a parsonage that was located in the middle of a cornfield....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Biography Biographies Essays]

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Sensible Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

- Alice in Wonderland has been a beloved children’s classic for over a century and was originally told to entertain a close friend’s child, Alice Liddell; yet, it has now become one of the most analyzed children’s stories with its many paradoxes. While it could be acclaimed to feminism with its many intense female characters that often illustrate poor decisions or historical with its Victorian era time frame, the two that best fit are psychoanalytical and existentialism. Via these schools of literary criticism, one can make a complete picture of a young girl in an irrational adult world....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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Victorian Era and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

- Victorian Era and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Known for its utilitarianist ideals, the education system of the Victorian Era limited the thoughts, speech, and actions of the individual; People were the product of the Victorian society in which they were raised. Many Victorian novelists highlight this mechanization of human beings, as it contributed to the identity crisis epidemic of the Victorian Era in which children were especially affected. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll uses the emphasis of facts in the Victorian education system, the likeliness of Victorian Society to discourage the use of the imagination, and the importance of ideal male and...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Philosophy – a subject that had driven people insane for as long as humans know their history. All the time people try to find a meaning, and later controvert it. For example, critics view a novel by Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as a quest for maturity story, Carroll’s view on Victorian Society and even existential meaning on life. All of those interpretations come from philosophical “drive” of the critics. The truth is that anyone can point a finger at the book and come up with their own “deep” meaning of the story, but if one looks at facts, well known, and obvious things – it is clear that the story is simply a childre...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]

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The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

- The Mathematical Aspects of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland The story Alice in Wonderland was written about a little girl named Alice who was a child of the dean of the Church of Christ. Alice Liddell was the one who convinced Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) to write down the verbal story originally known as "Alice's Adventure Underground".Actually, the book is known by several different names, Alice's Hours in Elfand,Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland.I found it interesting that the Mid-Continent Public Library once listed the book under Lewis Carroll and has recently changed it to Charles L....   [tags: Lewis Carroll Alice Wonderland Math Essays]

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Fairy Tales and Defying Logic in Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland"

- What characterizes a children's story as a fairytale. Is it the knights in shining armor, the happy ending, or the assumed innocence of the characters and the audience. Authors have long used these factors to reach acclaimed notoriety in the children’s writing world. But when it comes to Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these characteristics are non-existent. He reveals to us that a fairy tales can defy logic and expectations. The complexity of Carroll’s ingenuity writing Alice in Wonderland has been dubbed an aspect of literary disobedience....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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Alice 's Adventures, Wonderland, By Lewis Carrol

- Growing up is a necessary part of life no matter if one consciously wants it or not. A child’s body will grow and mature even if the mind doesn’t understand why things are happening and the self-doubt it may bring to one’s identity as one tries to adapt to a new development. In “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland,” Lewis Carrol portrays this difficulty in Alice’s adventures wandering around her dream world. Alice sits by a riverbank, slowly falling asleep by the book her sister is reading to her....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- By looking at Lewis Carroll's life, one can see that his most recognized work is famous because of his creativity and imagination, which is important because all of his work is still existent in today's world. Lewis Carroll was a genius since he was young. He really enjoyed mathematics and when he was older he invented his own games which were mathematically involved. Carroll was also a responsible man who took care of his siblings after their parent’s death. His creativity and imagination carried on into his literary works with some of his most famous books and work to make its way into the entertainment field of today’s generation....   [tags: Biography, Story Themes & Plot]

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The Looking Glass, By Lewis Carroll

- In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice is put in a variety of situations that expose her to different point of views. She meets the other characters of Wonderland as she takes on the role of a chess piece and moves through the “squares” of the chess board designed realm. By the end Alice has gained a new understanding and appreciation of her world, as well as her place in it. Carroll created a series of works that have inspired and entertained multiple generations. The story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, however, begins not with the writings of Lewis Carroll, but with the life of Charles Dodgson....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Writings of Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born January 27th 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England to a family of 13. His family was one of the church, instilling the values of Christianity from an early age. Even as a child Carroll was very academically inclined and after being educated at home for many years was sent to a private school nearby at the age of 12 , after which he moved on to Rugby. In 1851 he began attending Oxford, his fathers alma mater, where he began to study mathematics....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Sense Of Style By Lewis Carroll

- ... Alice’s use of the address “sir” suggests this relationship, as well as her upbringing in Victorian society. The construction of creating this tone aids in building the character and visual of Alice, as well as making it appealing to Carroll’s audience at the time. Although the Caterpillar appears to have the authority, Alice is the one who leads the conversation and attempts to use logic to understand her situation. The effect Carroll has created engages the reader into attempting to answer the same questions as Alice, and to try and find reason and logic to the solve the ambiguous question of “Who are you?”....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Victorian era]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll’s fascinating novel Alice in Wonderland, published in 1865, was foremost intended to entertain and pleasure children with a new outlook on the ability to imagine and explore one’s creative mind. Alice is not only just a character in a book, but a dear friend to Mr. Carroll. She inspired and encouraged Carroll to first tell the original story and further publish the tale into the enduring classic, Alice in Wonderland. In the novel Alice experiences the adventure of a lifetime after falling down a large rabbit-hole in her family’s pasture, bored and curious one summer’s day....   [tags: Acceptable Logic, Victorian Writings]

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Lewis Carroll's Life and Works

- Lewis Carroll, born Charles Dodgson, was a writer, mathematician, photographer, and a man of religion. Lewis Carroll is a well known British writer throughout the world. As a child, Carroll entertained his brothers and sister as well as the children of his best friend when he was an adult. Lewis Carroll went through many challenges as he was matured, and even though he had to overcome them, his imagination only grew in strength and never waned until near his death. His work of art in the child fiction literature genre was a combination of his inspiration and imagination....   [tags: Biography ]

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Alice, Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- The book Alice in wonderland was published in 1865, by Lewis Carroll, this book has become part of many adults and children’s lives and has been a cherished fairy tale for many years. The story begins with a young girls dream called Alice, and the adventures that are about to take place in the unconscious mind of Alice, due to her starting to drift off to sleep by becoming bored of her sister reading her a novel with no pictures. (Carroll,1992). However, since it’s traditional origin, many generations have been eager to find hidden meanings in the tale....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Sacagawea

- “Everything I do is for my people” (Quotes From Sacagawea). This fun loving naturalist that liked to help others was way more of a hero then she appears to be. Sacagawea, or also referred to as Sacagawea with a “g” or Sacakawea with a “k”, is known for her history in the Lewis and Clark expedition.(Sacajawea) She was born in Lemhi Mountains, which is now called Idaho, in 1788. She was the daughter of the Chief of the Indian Tribe, Shoshone. When she was 12 years old in 1800, she was kidnapped by the Hidasta Indian Tribe and taken to North Dakota....   [tags: Clark and Lewis expedition, Sacakawea, indians]

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Animal Characters in Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

- In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the animal characters are very strange. In audience’s expectation, Lewis Carroll was supposed to guide Alice throughout the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. Do the animal characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland disobey the animal characters in traditional fairytales. The animals in Alice argue with her, confuse her, and tell her upsetting stories instead of guiding her through the fairytale world she has created....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Fantastic World of C.S. Lewis

- What makes some books so well liked that they are read over and over and passed from generation to generation. How is it that a story that was written in 1949 and made into a movie 56 years later is still relevant and interesting enough to get numerous awards. There are qualities that make a book such a great success. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis possesses such qualities and can therefore be qualified as a classic. One of the reasons that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe can be considered a classic is that it has many strong universal themes....   [tags: C.S. Lewis]

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Lewis Carroll's Bibliography

- Lewis Carroll was a kindhearted yet, mystical man that became well known for his novels, essays, political pamphlets, and poetry. So what separates him from other popular writers and artists. The answer simply lies within his ingenious work. Carroll pushed boundaries to new limits, invented fresh literary techniques, and used his enigmatic thoughts to his advantage in many of his works. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in England in the early 1800‘s. Dodgson, best remembered by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, showed signs of extraordinary talent at a young age....   [tags: abuse, writer, pseudonym, political science]

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Lewis Carroll Biography

- Lewis Carroll lived a disciplined and diligent life and accomplished many accolades in numerous fields of academics. His ability to do this was through the means of his family’s support and the era of which he lived in. These factors composed his disposition, which resonated throughout his literary works. On January 27, 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in Daresbury, Cheshire Country, England. In 1943 his family moved to the croft Rectory in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, while he was enrolled at the Richmond public school....   [tags: Themes and Symbols, Opium]

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Lewis Carroll Biography

- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was heavily influenced by his father in a life of both curiosity and logic. Having literary works in both the mathematical or logical spectrum, as well as astonishingly creative pieces of literature, the Victorian writer decided to put the pseudonym "Lewis Carroll" as the author of his more outrageous works (Hudson 262). According to Hudson, "Gradually he began to give literary shape (though not always in writing) to some of those whimsical intimation and impressions that had haunted him since childhood, fantasies that belonged (as we now know) to the Wonderland country and to the other side of the Looking Glass....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking- Glass]

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Analysis Of Lewis Carroll 's ' Wonderland '

- ... The older Alice blatantly deals with violence, whereas the other Alice merely takes a less active role. The live action Alice had been recruited by the creatures of Wonderland to be their Champion to slay the Jabberwocky. This story becomes a heroine’s journey which emphasises the change in gender roles in society. The younger Alice is a story of innocent curiosity and the older Alice symbolizes the female story evolving. The dynamic of the Wonderland characters shifts drastically in the original and the remake....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Ethical Tactics vs. Jealousy in Jeanne Lewis' Case

- Ethics tend to be jealous. That is, when one places something before the choice to be ethical, ethical behavior itself is lost completely. One cannot choose to act in a non-ethical manner for an ethical end. Ethics speak instead directly to the actions of individuals. One is either ethical, or one is not. No middle road exists. The purpose of this paper will be to identify and describe ethical tactics used in the Jeanne Lewis case. The writer will also discuss Jeanne Lewis's ethical behavior in light of her decision to work with her employees until she was confident in the strength of her team....   [tags: ethics, Jeanne Lewis, ]

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A Grief Observed By C. S. Lewis

- ... How would one respond when it seems as if God has turned from you. Do we get closer to understand how Christ felt when on the cross, "My Lord, my lord why has thou forsaken me". All valid questions and all valid transitional thoughts. I believe we get our first glimpse of Lewis 's pain in the very first paragraph of the book where he says, “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning....   [tags: God, Christianity, Islam, C. S. Lewis]

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Susan Carroll 's Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll

- “Stop judging it by it’s cover, how would you feel if everyone judged you on the color of your hair. I promise it’s a good book Caitlin.” I hear this from my mother all the time. I remember a particular time when my mother said this to me, when she was trying to get me interested in reading a book at the age of 7. I could care less about a silly book, all I wanted to do was dance in the backyard like a princess while eating my chocolate-chips with my friends, the lightning bugs. I didn’t want to read a book about a girl sitting in a field with her cat, that’s just boring....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Works of Lewis Carroll

- The Works of Lewis Carroll The works of Lewis Carroll are well known. Two of his most famous works are Through the Looking Glass and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is often heard called the "Crack Book." The use of opium, fascination of odd-reversals, lack of self-confidence, and inventions are tied to Lewis Carroll's life and works directly. His life and the Victorian Era were a direct influence on these two literature works of his. Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 at Danesbury, Cheshire....   [tags: Papers]

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Lewis Carroll: "We're All Mad Here"

- “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic” (www.brainyquote.com). From his world renowned novel Alice in Wonderland and poems, to his creative work in mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known very well by his pen name Lewis Carroll – has become notorious in the world of literature due to his playful situations and nonsensical rhyme. Carroll’s career became so successful to the point where he is the second most referenced author, next to Shakespeare....   [tags: Authors]

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The Stylistic Elements Of Lewis Carroll And Hilary T. Smith

- What stylistic elements of a story hook a reader into deciding whether a novel is enjoyable or not. Are there certain techniques an author uses that make someone more likely to read their work again. Creative writing depends on an intricate relationship with reading where an author uses language to create the world for the reader to interpret who in turn recreate it for themselves (Scott 8). For this imaginative transference, so to speak, to happen, the author must make a series of stylistic choices involving structure, diction, syntax, rhythm, and tone....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- Ingenuity. The quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. The cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design. All authors have their own perceptions and imaginations that reflect in their writings. Lewis Carroll demonstrates a logical, but seemingly nonsensical and childlike viewpoint on the world of the 1800s, via his novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Throughout this somewhat confusing tale, Alice Liddell, a sensible girl of seven, travels through a fantastical dream-like world known to her as Wonderland....   [tags: Parody, Satire, Symbolism]

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Lewis Carroll 's Alice 's Adventures

- ... The examples offered by the Mock Turtle when listing the studied subjects: Reeling, Writhing, Ambition, and Drawling. Lastly, Carroll uses puzzles as a motif within the story Alice encounters a theme of riddles that seem to have no clear resolutions, which replicates the ways that life disturbs expectations. Alice expects that the conditions she faces will make a sense, but they constantly frustrate her capacity to comprehend Wonderland, as seen when Alice tries to understand the Caucus race, or comprehend the Queen’s croquet game, and or solve the Mad Hatter’s riddles....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

- The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis         The Abolition of Man is perhaps the best defense of natural law to be       published in the twentieth century. The book is outstanding not because       its ideas are original, but because it presents so clearly the common       sense of the subject, brilliantly encapsulating the Western natural law       tradition in all its Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian glory. Interestingly,       Lewis' defense of objective morality here resonates not only with ideas       from the giants of Western thought (including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine,       and Aquinas), but also draws on the wisdom of the East, including Confucius...   [tags: Lewis Abolition of Man Essays]

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Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

- Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis In the novel Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis touches upon various issues that characterize American society. Marriage was one of these various issues that Lewis focused on. In the story, George Babbitt was married and his best friend, Paul Riesling, was married. They both seemed uneasy about their marriages and were not pleased with their situations. George always seemed to care less for Myra, "she was as sexless as an anemic nun... no one, save [except] Tinka, was all interested in her or entirely aware that she was alive" (Lewis 7)....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]

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Comparison Of CS Lewis's Works and JK Rowling's Works

- The work of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling is of grave vital on the grounds that their work portrays actuality as well as adds to it. Yes, their work is not just a portrayal of actuality; it is somewhat a quality expansion. Their meeting expectations are depictions of the reasoning examples and social standards pervasive commonly. They are a delineation of the diverse features of regular man's existence. Their works serves as a something worth mulling over and a tonic for creative energy and innovativeness....   [tags: CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Literary Analysis]

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Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis

- For more than a dozen years, Clarence Earl Gideon lay buried in a nondescript, unmarked grave in Hannibal, Missouri. Most Americans outside of the legal community (and many within it) would neither recognize Gideon's name, nor understand the seismic impact he had on our legal system. Fortunately, Anthony Lewis, the renowned journalist now retired from The New York Times, chronicled Gideon's saga from the filing of his hand-written petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court to the momentous decision of March 18, 1963....   [tags: Lewis Gideon's Trumpet]

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Subtlety and Psychology in "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis

- The book, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, shows how Screwtape uses subtlety and psychology when he is tempting human beings into sin. He plays with the patient’s imagination, emotions, will, and intellect. Also, he shows great shrewdness when encouraging sin that does not appear to be sin. Screwtape shows effective psychology in encouraging the patient to displace intellect and will in prayer with imagination and emotion, and he shows subtlety in encouraging gluttony of delicacy, pride in humility, and superiority in being part of an elite Christian social circle....   [tags: Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis, psychology, religio]

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Facing Adolescence in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll exemplifies the inevitable changes all children face when they enter the adult world in his novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by taking readers on a compelling journey through the adolescence of a young girl who struggles to find her identity in a realm she cannot comprehend. Carroll personifies this trying journey through the protagonist, Alice. Alice is a seven year old girl, growing up in the Victorian Age, a time of rapid change and development. “Alice is engaged in a romance quest for her own identity and growth, for some understanding of logic, rules, the games people play, authority, time, and death” (Frey)....   [tags: Lewis Carroll]

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Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

- "Arrowsmith", by Sinclair Lewis In the novel "Arrowsmith", by Sinclair Lewis, written in 1925, one can read of our world's lack of idealism in science, most often found in the medical profession (Encarta, 1). This book portrays the times in terms of scientific advancement not being idealistic, mostly in the medical field. Our scientists could not come up with their own ideas and our progress was going nowhere, fast. Although, today we are advancing so rapidly that we have no choice but to move and experiment, there is no time to slow down and copy old works....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith ]

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Lewis Carroll

- 	Of all of Lewis Carroll’s works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has a unique standing in the category of whimsical, nonsense literature. Much has been written about how this novel contrasts with the vast amount of strict, extremely moralistic children’s literature of the Victorian time Lewis Carroll lived in. Yet, as odd as this novel appears in relation to the other Victorian children’s stories, this short novel is odder because it was written by an extremely upright, ultra conservative man; a Victorian gentleman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis, is written as set of guidelines of Christian belief. Lewis does not say there is any particular way to believe but he does make a point that the topic of religion itself is serious. As you consider whether you want to believe or not, you have to recognize how much thought it requires, and how thought provoking a process this decision is. Lewis covers Christianity in four different books within his book. In book one, Lewis discusses the Law of Nature and makes note of a tendency in humans of appealing to a standard of absolute truth in quarrels and arguments....   [tags: Papers Christian Religion Lewis Essays]

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Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll is one of the most well known Nonsense Writers. Though using nonsense in poetry has been dismissed as simply "for entertainment purposes", most nonsensical poetry acts as an allegory, has deep symbolism and leaves the door wide open for varying interpretations. Lewis Carroll has utilized this sense with nonsense through his poems and prose found in his novels Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass . Through Carroll's interactions with his close friends and family, and the innovative and eccentric society and politics of the Victorian Era, he has created beautiful poetry with many different levels....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

- Mythical creatures, The Dawn of Time, untold prophecies, mighty rulers, an evil queen, MAGIC, do you believe this could all exist. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis Is one of seven parts of the epic adventures of four children who enter a totally different world, by accident. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, one day find themselves in a place called Narnia ruled by and evil witch. They embark on a journey to right the wrongs of the witch. In their quest they come along some unexpected obstacles....   [tags: Narnia Chronicles C S Lewis]

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Lewis Carroll

- “Jabberwocky” Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky: Sense or Nonsense 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch. Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought-- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbied as it came....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Republican Party in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

- The Republican Party in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt          Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt portrayed a man bent on following his political party; his actions seemingly followed that religiously, and today's version of the Republican Party is proof that we are not too far off from Lewis' version, despite the expanse of time. George Babbitt, the main character in Lewis' novel, viewed the world in the eyes of a businessman. He saw immigrants as a waste to society, business and the means to survive, and the ability to own the latest and greatest inventions as top priorities in his life....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]

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Superiority of Races in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

- Superiority of Races in Babbit           Hatred, intolerance, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness are all terms that can be applied when describing someone who is a bigot.  By these terms George F. Babbitt, the protagonist in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt, and many of his acquaintances are quite the bigots toward all those that appear different than he is especially immigrants and minorities in America.  The blame should not be placed squarely on these men's shoulders for possessing such hate filled beliefs, but their opinion of the matter is generated from the accepted notion, which had been approved of and passed down through the generations, that immigrants and minorities are far less s...   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]

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Key Elements of Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

- Key Elements of Babbitt Sinclair Lewis, the author of Babbitt, devised several key literary elements to explain his full effect and purpose for writing his novel. Babbitt is a satirist look at not only one man, but an entire society as well. He exposes the hypocrisy and mechanization of American Society in the 1920's. In the novel Lewis focuses on his main character Babbitt, the protagonist throughout much of the book, who is a businessman with lofty aims and a desire to climb the ladder of the social class....   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]

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George Babbitt of Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

- George Babbitt: Image of a Presbyterian        In Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis portrays religion as a corrupt business.  In fact, he emphasizes this by focusing on his main character George Babbitt.  George Babbitt is characterized as a businessman in Zenith.  He is a man preoccupied about his reputation and his image before the main leaders of the town he lives in.  Lewis creates a hypocritical figure for Babbitt through his reasons for being a Presbyterian.  He says that if you were to question Babbitt about his religion he would say,  "My religion is to serve my fellow men, to honor my brother as myself, and to do my bit to make life happier for one and for all"  (199).  Of course,...   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]

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Analysis Essay On C.S. Lewis's Narnia

- C.S. Lewis uses a secondary world, Narnia, to convey complex, thought-provoking messages to readers of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. This paper examines the way a selection of Narnia's key characteristics prompt debates over logic and faith, comment on the nature of spiritual and metaphysical journeys, allow readers to broaden their conception of their own capabilities, encourage new reflection on the story of Christ and help to clarify conceptions of good and evil. Narnia's first characteristic of note is the portal through which it is reached – the wardrobe....   [tags: Narnia Lewis Analysis]

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C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity

- C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis covers many topics in his fourth book contained in Mere Christianity titled BEYOND PERSONALITY: OR FIRST STEPS IN THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY. He addresses such topics as theology, what it means to be the Son of God, the three personal God, the relationship of God and time, the cost of being a Christian, how God works to turn us into image of Christ, why Christian growth is both hard and easy, and also what he thinks about our old personalities before becoming Christians....   [tags: Lewis Mere Christianity Essays Papers]

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Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit

- Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit      The idea of conspicuous consumption, or buying unnecessary items to show one's wealth, can be seen in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.  Lewis describes the main character of the book, George F. Babbitt, as a person who has his values and priorities all mixed up.  Babbitt buys the most expensive and modern material goods just to make himself happy and make people around his aware of his status.  He is more concerned about these items than about his wife or children and to him, "god was Modern Appliances" (Lewis 5).  Through Babbitt, Lewis is attempting to show how the average American person will do or buy anything, even if  unneces...   [tags: Lewis Babbitt Essays]

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Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass

- Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass “If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic,” according to Tweedledee, a character in Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s work Through the Looking Glass (Complete Works 181). Of course, Lewis Carroll is most well known for that particular book, and maybe even more so for the first Alice book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The connection between Lewis Carroll and logic is less obvious for most people....   [tags: Literature Children Papers]

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Babbitt By Lewis Sinclair

- In the Sinclair Lewis novel, Babbitt, the main character is a man who lives his whole life under the presumption that the only way to be happy is to follow society. Daily, he walks the path of right-wing social law, believing that only wealth can bring him happiness. Babbitt eventually makes an effort to change his ways, but is too deep into the system to pull himself from the lifeless abyss of proper society. George F. Babbitt lives in a society that prohibits creativity at the cost of wealth, but grants only supposed happiness....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis Babbitt Social Conformity]

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Life Lessons from C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters

- When I was little, one of my favorite books of all time was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. I loved having one or two of the chapters read aloud to me before I went to bed. So when I peeked at the list of seven books, I knew automatically that I would want to read The Screwtape Letters, one of the same author’s earlier writings. Similarly to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the story is set around the beginning of World War II. Screwtape is writing the letters while living in hell, while I imagined Wormwood somewhere within his “patient’s” conscience....   [tags: The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, religion]

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Strained Self-images in Lewis’s "Babbitt" and Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby"

- Expressing quite eloquently, a man named Tarkan Tevetoglu once said, “We need to know ourselves better so that we can realize what we really want in our life. I think that the first condition for a person to be in a successful relationship is to be happy with the person he or she is, in other words to love themselves.” This same endeavor for self-happiness also occurs in literature as characters struggle to shape relationships with others because of their own negative self-image. In Lewis’s Babbitt and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, both Babbitt and Gatsby face these strained self-images while struggling to create relationships....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt, Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby,]

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The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

- The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis The book I read for my book report was a fiction book called The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis. This is the third book in the "Chronicles of Narnia" series and it was published in 1954. The story takes place in the make-believe land of Calormen and the also make-believe land of Narnia. It's about a boy that runs away from his life of slavery and his adventure to come. I found this book to be adventurous, exciting, and suspesful (to an extent). It shows people how bravery and faith work together to give strength in times of need....   [tags: Horse Boy C S Lewis]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland

- ... Like a child that is beginning to grow up, she starts to outgrow the world of Wonderland. Of all the main ideas or themes in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, one of the most important is the idea of growing up and the effect it has on your perspective and things that you enjoy. To children, the events in the story might seem perfectly reasonable and even funny at times, even if they are not necessarily meant to be. When a child sees the Red Queen yell “off with his head!” they might even be inclined to laugh at the silly show of anger, not fully understanding the unfairness of her words and the seriousness of the situation....   [tags: a masterpiece of nonsensical language and ideas]

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Imaginative Language in Alice in the Wonderland by Lewis Carroll´s Literature

- In many children’s poems, writers attempt to connect with the younger ones through language that they understand. Many people, such as Dr. Seuss, make up their own silly and inventive language that not only teaches children that they can write, too, but it also makes them laugh at the hilarious adjectives and nouns. However, Dr. Seuss isn’t the only author who uses quirky words to capture readers’ attention. Another writer, by the name of Lewis Carroll, uses imaginative language in his two novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, In one of these texts, there is a poem, where he uses this same technique in a very clever and creative way....   [tags: Dr. Seuss, children]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland: The Inevitable Loss of Childhood Innocence

- The novel enwraps with “Alice and her sister sitting on the bank of a river. Unquestionably bored, she is reading a book over her sister’s shoulder. Suddenly, she spots a small white rabbit in a pea coat, dart across the grass. What astounds her is that the rabbit takes out a small watch from its pocket and exclaims, "I will be late". Alice had never heard a rabbit talk and moreover felt that it was bizarre for a rabbit to own a pocket watch. Curiosity takes Alice down the rabbit hole and this leads her into a land where her main pre- occupation seems to be either growing tall or becoming short.” (Carroll) Her longing to get through a little door that leads to a stunning garden takes her on...   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Coming of Age Theme in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- Many have compared life to a journey over the course of which, one experiences many tumultuous changes and transitions. On this journey, the human body continually undergoes a developmental pattern of physical, mental, and social modifications. Even in the realm of literature, fictional characters inevitably follow this fate. In literature, the stage between childhood innocence and adulthood transforms characters, this is frequently referred to as "coming of age". Because all humans experience this transition, it establishes "coming of age" as a timeless universal literary theme....   [tags: Essays on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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Tactics Used to Capture Attention in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

- Lewis Carroll subtly indicates his attitudes toward children and his understanding if children in several ways. Many of the motifs he uses are the main reason why this story has such an abundance of versions and maintains its popularity. There are many tactics that Carroll uses in his writing that capture and maintain a readers attention, many of which involve his unrealistic situations that his main character finds herself in as well as subtle connections to historical figures. Carroll's use of illustrations, preposterous wordplay, and overall disregard for order has given the world a storyline that has been used many times in different types of media....   [tags: motifs, magic, children]

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Use of Food in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

- Search for food, reproduction, sleep; the primal needs for every uni- and multicellular organism is to consume in order to survive and by doing so ensuring the continued existence of its own species. As a consequence, eating and drinking is not only an individual but also a common necessity; it is the basis of a civilization (Keeling 5). But food is more than just nutrition; it can be pleasure or temptation, and the way how or what is consumed is always as well a “mark [for] humankind’s morality” (qtd....   [tags: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

- Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis In the year 1625, Francis Bacon, a famous essayist and poet wrote about the influences of fear on everyday life. He stated, “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other” (Essays Dedication of Death). Clearly, external surroundings affect perceptions of fear as well as human nature in general. Although C.S. Lewis published the novel, Out of the Silent Planet, over three centuries after Bacon wrote his theory on fear, Lewis similarly portrayed external surrounding to manipulate perceptions of fear....   [tags: Fear Silent Planet C.S. Lewis Essays]

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The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

- The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish author George MacDonald, Lewis' heavenly guide, says, “They may not be rejecting the truth of heaven now....   [tags: The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis Essays]

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