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Alice In Wonderland Essay, Research Paper In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll tells an entertaining story about a young girl’s adventures in a strange “Wonderland.” This novel represents a typical girl’s struggle to break away from adult control and receive a desired freedom from their absurd society. Although the novel was written during the Victorian age and many of the events of the story are based on Victorian society, children today also feel the suffocation of adult control and a society without morals. Carroll uses symbolism and various scenes throughout the novel to show the reader the freedom that Alice strives to achieve as well as how she tries to break away from the domination and conformity. The first scene in which Alice’s struggle to

break away from adult control and Victorian England’s society is in Chapter 1. After falling into the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself lost in a corridor with many locked doors. The doors being locked represents Alice being controlled by society. The reader can see Alice’s struggle to break away from this control when, finding a key, she searches right away for the door that it fits in. She finds that it fits a very small door and when she unlocks it, Alice first sees “the garden.” She believes it to be the “loveliest garden you ever saw” and “longed to get out of the dark hall, and wander about among those bright flowers and those cool fountains…” Alice’s strong desire to enter the garden is clearly evident. After trying everything she can think of to get

into the garden, Alice finally realizes that she is not yet able to enter it and breaks down in tears. Not being able to get into the “lovely garden,” which represents a place Alice can be away from Victorian control and rules, shows that Alice is not quite ready to break away from conformity and stand up to the adults. A final scene in which Alice’s struggle is evident is in Chapter 7, when Alice is just about to enter the garden. It is here that the reader sees how much planning and preparation Alice made to be able to break away. Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. ‘Now, I’ll manage better this time,’ she said to herself, and began by taking the little golden key, and unlocking the door that led into the garden. Then

she set to work nibbling the mushroom (she had kept a piece of it in her pocket) till she was about a foot high: then she walked down the little passage: and then- she found herself at last in the beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains. The preparation for her chance to enter the garden includes keeping the key as well as a little piece of mushroom in her pocket so that she would be able to not only unlock the door to the garden, but make herself the right size to enter into it. It is apparent that Alice learned from her past mistakes of leaving the key on the table after becoming small enough to enter the garden, and then becoming too big to enter it. Alice was also cautious about nibbling slowly on the mushroom, so she would not shrink too fast or

too much. Everything that Alice went through almost seems worthwhile when she “at last enters the beautiful garden” and finds herself “among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains.” However, when Alice enters the garden, she finds that she is not yet free from the control of adults or society. A final scene in which Alice’s desire to overcome Victorian England’s restrictive environment is the at the trial, when the Queen is giving the Mad Hatter his verdict. Here the adult victim’s view nicely corresponds with the child’s view up grown-up authority. If a child is called to task, told to remember some rule or duty he has forgotten about or never fully realized he was responsible for, who feel like the Mad Hatter, who is told ‘Don’t be nervous, or I’ll