ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND She is asked who she is constantly o She hardly knows who she is anymore Alice is surrounded by adult characters  queen, white rabbit o Behave to her like adult figures in her Victorian world o Lots of rules that make no sense to her Much like back home For Alice, the question of identity is a vital one Alice’s body symbolically grows into her confidence & chooses to reject Wonderland & accept her own ‘real’ world Loss of identity that Alice Feels Great for girls age 9-12 o Just before they go through puberty, they don’t ‘really’ know who they are anymore o “My body is different, does that mean that I am different?” The Pigeon asks her if she is a serpent. She eats eggs, and so thus to the pigeon she might as well be a serpent, which makes her think that she actually may be. White Rabbit calls her Mary Anne o Mary Anne is a servants name  thus questioning her status We find out who we are by finding out what others think of us You think of yourself by the physical stability of the body, but what if your body changes? o We rely on memory to assert ourselves If you forget your name are you still really yourself? o Alice doesn’t remember who she is! She is timid, frightened, & upset all of the time In courtroom scene she is a lot more confident & assertive When she first arrives she tries to follow rules from back home o There is a logic to nonsense, there are always some rules even if it isn’t apparent Alice learns to detach from people o She doesn’t form any long term relationships Alice continually moves on and learns the social process of not to value other
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