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As a child, how is Alice generally viewed in the Looking-Glass world?It's an Essay...
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That's a good and interesting question. I'd have to say that Alice really doesn't seem like a child in that world/in that text. At the start of the text, when she's playing with her cat, she is an adult's version of a child: she is overly cute, and almost arch. She's on display.
When she enters the looking glass world, Alice is several things. One is a disruption; she changes things. One is a child's fantasy. She lifts the White King up and replaces him where she thinks he should be. She is immensely powerful, like a parent to a child.
Alice is like a traveling camera eye of a person at some points. She isn't really fully fleshed out. Instead, she simply sees things that are fun for the reader to see, like the text of "Jabberwocky."
Posted by gbeatty on August 29, 2008 at 4:10 AM (Answer #1)
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