Alice - A Classic Struggle History offers many examples of...

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A Classic Struggle History offers many examples of how people take advantage of other people. In fact, many gain from taking advantage of the work of the lower class. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass , author Lewis Carroll identifies class struggle between the upper and lower class as a phenomenon that occurs often in Victorian England. Carroll’s mixing of players and the royal aristocracy in The Queen’s Croquet Ground in Alice intimately portrays the relationship between royalty and commoners in life, thus better illustrating the idea of class struggle than the similarities between plants and humans expressed in the Garden of Live Flowers in Through the Looking-Glass . When considered to their respective books as a whole, the Queen’s Croquet Ground subtly draws a picture of how different classes interact under the ruling monarchy while the Garden of Live Flowers chapter indicates how the ruling class maintains control. Both chapters emphasize the control of the lower class by the ruling class through repetitive language that highlights the monarchy’s grip and sensational imagery that distinguish between the controllers and the controlled in society. In The Queen’s Croquet Ground, the players of the queen’s croquet game argue against each other during play in a game where the goals change places. When the queen
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Neiworth during the Spring '08 term at Capital University.

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