First Thought? Of Course I Ought! (Ch.7)

Summary: What quirky images/ thoughts pop up in my head as I dive into each chapter of The Annotated Alice? Let’s all sit back and relax as we have a cup of tea at “a mad tea-party!”(Ch.7)

(Note:  If you’re interested in these ideas, feel free to check out the previous posts on Ch. 1-6 under one of our categories found in the side bar, ”First Thought? Of Course I Ought!”, too, if you want.)


My first thoughts?

By the look of the title I have a pretty good feeling we will be saying “cheerio!” and putting our pinkies out while sipping cups of tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare. I was disappointed that the Disneyfide “Happy Un-birthday!” was not originally in Carroll’s story although the ongoing conversation of Time did entertain me throughout this chapter.
The March Hare, The Dormouse, and The Mad Hatter Pictures, Images and Photos
The Dormouse was a very unusual character in this chapter. Out of all the different kinds of mice in the world, why did Carroll pick a dormouse? Perhaps it was to balance out the hyper/madness of the Hare and Hatter. Was it just me or did was Tenniel’s illustration of the dormouse quiet out of proportion? Although, Alice would think it was rather “queer” for a mouse to be the same size of a Hare or even a little girl.

Though who is to say that a mouse can’t be bigger than an elephant in Wonderland?

I was very surprised to see that May 4th was the birthday of Alice Liddell. Why? My birthday is May 4th! What a coincidence! To think that in Wonderland, it was always 6 o’clock is a strange thing to think about. If it was 6 all the time…then when would one know the day is over and a new one is beginning?

Oh…my brain hurts.

On that note: Let’s go to the riddle!

Stay tuned for “First thought? Of Course I Ought!” (Ch.8) !

Feel free view the results of the riddle when you vote!

Image 1 can be found here.


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