Analysis of Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The protagonist herself, Alice, is depicted as a thoroughly modern lady, casually dressed, friendly and highly spirited, as well as her environment is brought to sparkling life with depth, warmth plus a distinctive sense of humor, which perfectly complements the shenanigans of the disordered world of Wonderland. This chapter recounts the events that took place after Alice decided to follow a rabbit that dashed past her while her sister was reading to her a novel. The rabbit takes a watch from his pocket and runs across the field then down a hole (Carroll 2). Alice hurriedly traces the rabbit and tumbles down the hole that looks like a well, falling gradually for a long period. As she floats down, she realizes that the walls of the well are covered with shelves and cupboards. She removes a jelly jar from one of the cupboards and starts eating (Carroll 2). Alice flees from the Victorian surrounding of her own sister since she feels displeased and unhappy, but she quickly finds out that Wonderland will not lead to the fulfillment of any of her desires. Wonderland completely frustrates her dreams at every turn. The Rabbit signifies this motif of disturbed desire because this is what leads Alice. His antics motivate Alice to trace him down the hole that eventually leads them into Wonderland, but he continually stays one step ahead Alice. Pushed forward by curiosity, Alice follows the indefinable rabbit although she has no idea what she will do after she catches up with him. In this chapter, Alice finds herself nine feet tall after she consumes the cake, which says EAT ME. She could hardly get an eye down to the entryway (Carroll 8). She also stumbles upon a mouse as she swims. The mouse does not comprehend what Alice, thus she tries to speakFrench to him. She recalls some of the lines she learnt during her French lessons, asking whether the mouse knows where cat is (Carroll 14).