After Alice

After finishing the story, there are many things about this story that really caught my attention.

There are the morals of the story, the way the story is written/told, and the characters in the story. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland can be a controversial story if decoded correctly. I think this was the author’s intention, he just happened to be able to tell a children  story at the same time. Every generation that reads this story may find different meanings depending on the current state of where they live.

However, you can also find hidden meanings based on the time period that it was written in, but that is not the only factor that you have to take in to account. You must remember that this story was written for a child so, you could think that there is no hidden meaning at all.

This element of mystery is one of my favorite components of this story. The author is really trying to trick us, at first he does not want us to make anything of the characters and the setting but, we quickly discover that this is not the case.
Alice in Wonderland is full of hidden meanings and they are very intentional. Each character has many ways that it can be decoded and then once you have them all decoded and figured out you can do it again and connect them to each other in different ways. This story is also written so that people in different generations can find different meanings in the characters and story and find different ways to connect them. That is the reason that this story has stood the test of time and has earned the honer of being a classic. Hidden meanings are not the only strong suite of this long loved tail though.

Another great thing about it is simply the way it is written. Carroll does have a way with words (he would have to do all that hiding) and the way he tells the story is one of my favorite parts about it.  I thoroughly enjoyed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and look forward to the day when I can share it with my children.

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