Questions tagged [through-the-looking-glass]

For questions about Through the Looking-Glass, a novel by Lewis Carroll written in 1871 as a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Also for questions about its various adaptations, such as the Disney film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, released in 2016.

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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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Are there literary clues left by Carroll to help translate The first stanza of ‘Jabberwocky’ into modern English?

Without asking for a translation of the first stanza of Jabberwocky (a task that would take thousands of words to accomplish), the question here is “did Carroll leave literary clues whereby to attempt ...
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How can a Looking-Glass Hill be a Valley?

In Chapter 2 of Through the Looking-Glass, Alice and the Red Queen find themselves in a series of arguments, including one to do with the nature of hills and valleys. Alice begins this particular ...
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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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How did Alice get boots in the hospital?

When Alice escapes the hospital she's barefoot. Then when she gets to the roof she suddenly has boots on. How did she get boots on when the whole time we saw her escaping the hospital she was ...
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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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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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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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