Alice is well acquainted by now with the prime principle of Wonderland

Alice is well acquainted by now with the prime principle of Wonderland

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Unformatted text preview: Alice is well acquainted by now with the prime principle of Wonderland's chaos: illogic. Yet she continues almost by instinct to oppose the illogical context in which she continually finds herself. Yet her experience so far should have prepared her for the possibility that the "pebble-cake" might not have reduced her size. But as eating cake had worked that way once before, she expected (logically) the same results. And, indeed, the cake produced the desired effect. Thus, it is the reader who is surprised! Nothing has really changed, though. All of Alice's moral precepts order, the idea and the use of logic, and precise language have become turned upside-down; they are now either meaningless concepts, or cruel and twisted confusions for her. In her encounter with the blue Caterpillar, for example, the destruction of her identity and her belief in ordinary language, social manners, and...
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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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