Questions tagged [alice-in-wonderland]

Alice in Wonderland is a classic story about a fictional character named Alice and her odd adventures. She was created by Lewis Carroll and first appeared in 1865.

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Are there linguistic reasons for Lewis Carroll’s Alice to be treated as a flower?

In the Alice narratives, particularly in Through the Looking-Glass, Alice encounters some sentient and talking flowers who “mistake” her for one of their own: Alice was so astonished that she could ...
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Is there evidence in Carroll’s text to show the Devil as a character in Wonderland’?

Given the many biblical connotations within Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is there linguistic evidence to show the presence of Satan or the Devil in this narrative?
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What types of apples could Pat be digging up in Wonderland’s ‘The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill’

When Alice’s giant arm reaches for the White Rabbit, and he goes flying into the cucumber frames, he calls upon Pat the gardener for help: “Pat! Pat! Where are you?” And then a voice she [Alice] had ...
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Who was the first Fantasy heroine named Alice?

Lewis Carroll’s Alice, From Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, seems to be a good candidate as the “first” Alice in a Fantasy story, but is this the case or were there other fictional heroine Alices ...
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Does “Little Mimzy Wells” by Markiv Inias really exist?

In this question, "Was there a literary inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland?”, the questioner quotes a Wikipedia listing of some literary works inspired by Lewis Carroll's story, ...
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Are there linguistic reasons for the Dormouse to think himself a bat in A Mad Tea-Party?

When the Hatter tells Alice how he upset Time, at the Queen’s concert, he begins to demonstrates how this occurred: ”We quarrelled last March - just before he went mad, you know -“ (pointing with his ...
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Did several months elapse between the beginning and end of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

Before Alice enters the dream state -and falls to Wonderland - on the bank beside her sister, the reader is told by Carroll that it was a hot day and that Alice thought of the possibility of making a ...
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Do the Hatter and March Hare live in the same house in Wonderland?

When Alice is alone in the Forest of Wonderland, she encounters the Cheshire Cat, who gives her these strange directions to apparently the only people nearby. Alice begins by inquiring about possible ...
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Who locked the door to the garden(s) in Underground and Wonderland, after Alice had unlocked it with the golden key?

In Alice’s Adventures Underground and in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a large Alice finds the golden key on the glass three-legged table, she then opens the tiny door to the garden with this key. ...
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Are there linguistic reasons for the Dormouse to be treated like a piece of furniture in ‘Wonderland?’

In A Mad Tea-Party the Hatter and March Hare mistreat the Dormouse, as they ...were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over its head. (p. 95, original pagination for this ...
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Why are there so many references to, or instances of, rotational motion in Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland?

Most readers are aware of the rotational movement around the table in A Mad Tea-Party, yet in the episode prior to this, the one with the Cheshire Cat on the branch, the feline had directed Alice ...
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What does the Hatter’s “Your hair wants cutting” mean in A Mad Tea-Party

Near the beginning of A Mad Tea-Party, the Hatter suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, states “Your hair wants cutting,” which words Alice takes as a personal insult. This was the Hatter’s first ...
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What are the references to Alice in Wonderland?

In the series Alice in Borderland, there are logically several references to the book Alice in Wonderland. Most notably, the protagonist goes by Arisu (Alice) and finds himself in a bizarre world ...
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How did Alice return from Wonderland the very first time?

Warning, many spoilers of Alice in Wonderland and sequel. In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Alice has nightmares that are actually memories of her first visit to Wonderland when she was a child. She ...
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Why is the raven like a writing desk?

In Lewis Carroll's Alice series, the Mad Hatter says a riddle, Why is the raven like a writing desk? There isn't any answer to this riddle in this book. Why does the hatter say this and does this ...
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Why couldn't Alice enter the Horenvendush Day wave the first time?

While riding in the Chronosphere, Alice comes across Horenvendush Day. However, when she tries to enter it, she's bounced back violently and enters another day (I forget which), in which she sees the ...
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Was there a literary inspiration for Lewis Carroll's “Alice in Wonderland?”

Numerous writers have drawn on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. A quote, edited for length, from Wikipedia notes that, among many others, the following written works have been influenced by Alice: ...
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Trying to understand the mechanics of the Red queen's country in Through the Looking Glass

An excerpt of the Red Queen Race event in Through the Looking Glass The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, 'You may rest a little now.' Alice looked round her in great surprise....
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What's the time dilation ratio between Earth time and Wonderland time?

I recently watched the Alice miniseries that aired on SciFi Network / Syfy back in 2009. I know that... However, how long was her stay in Wonderland-time? Over the course of the miniseries/film, we ...
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the chess game in Through the Looking Glass

Can someone explain the chess game played in the Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking Glass? The moves (those of them that are moves) are written in a different way than the one I'm used to.
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What was the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar smoking?

Certainly the poster child for drug reference fantasy stories, did Lewis Carroll ever reveal just what his 3 inch long blue "Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar" character smoked in his bubble pipe while ...
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Why do makers of Alice films insist on combining the two stories [closed]

The number of variations of Alice in Wonderland that seem to incorporate aspects from Through the Looking Glass makes me wonder, why do producers not understand the differences between the two stories?...
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Did the movie Alice in Wonderland(2010) use live-action?

I was wondering about the movie Alice in Wonderland. How did it use live-action even though it was purely an animation? If it was to be compared to Transformers: Dark of the Moon for example, it can ...