Alice finds her distress unrelieved

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Alice finds her distress unrelieved. She has no resources to help her. Wonderland is one enormous  puzzle, and her solitude and alienation have now made her unsure whether or not  she  really exists  as  Alice ! Her familiar, comforting world of facts and learning are no longer mentally true, and she  wishes desperately for people whom she left behind to relieve her boredom. She knows that "It'll be  no use their putting their heads down and saying 'Come up again, dear!' I shall only look up and say,  'Who am I, then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person. I'll come up: if not, I'll stay  down here till I'm somebody else."' The most crucial aspect of her sanity — her permanent self-identity — seems destroyed. But her  lonely cry does express her horrible loneliness: "I do wish they  would  put their heads down! I am so 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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