Each change makes her wonder who she is she wonders how she feels At one point

Each change makes her wonder who she is she wonders

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Each change makes her wonder who she is, she wonders how she feels At one point she drinks a potion & wonders how she felt that morning & if it’s the same as she feels now Pg. 18: “who in the world am I?”, “if I’m not myself, then who am I” She considers both physical characteristics and mentality In wonderland the ppl there can’t help her when she asks “who am I?” The caterpillar is interested in identity; echoes the fact that caterpillar turns into butterfly Pg. 31: rabbit mistakes her for being someone else Pg. 14 or 40?: we are told that Alice likes to pretend to be other ppl Reference to Socrates who believed that cells are dual. When the pigeon asks her “what are you”, Alice answers doubtfully “I’m a girl” Wonderland is a dream, it is a place where you can lose yourself There are many magical transformations in the story: nothing persists, nothing lasts Ex: the baby turning into a pig later on, the queen of hearts asks her for her name, she answers confidentially that she’s “Alice” Critics are very interested in the sense of identity shown in Alice in Wonderland Alice only gets the confidence of knowing who she is, of having that stability Essay of her growing up, be careful, at the end of the novel, she goes back to the little girl she was before. Although there were changes. - Time: Abstract Time: Follows the notion of linear time Would allow for being able to time travel Fits in with the ideas of what the past is and what it actually means Personal Time: We experience time in a personal way This kind of time works in one direction Time as Changed: Time passing by People growing older, things decaying Metaphor: life is a day Down Time: Time is money (valuable) Waste time (if time isn’t real how can we waste it?) Sell time Steal time (workers not doing their job) Are you getting paid for your work or for your time? - Alice in Wonderland wants to say something about how time is conveyed: The tea party; time doesn’t work anymore, the watch stops (time is no longer passing) Time is measured mechanically; man-made concept
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Changes are still occurring, but time stays the same The door mouse is always falling asleep—personal time (he is tired; his time personal time is still running even though time has stopped) Murdering time (the mad hatter’s watch stops; time gets angry at him); idea of time as a personification Rabbit is afraid of being late to the queen of heart’s croquet game; time as no meaning; how can we be late? Only be late if we set artificial notions of time Natural rhythms to our body to tell us when to wake and when to sleep; no one uses natural rhythms, but rely on time to tell us when to do things - A coming of age text/story - Be careful to not assume that Alice grows up in wonderland (its only two hours of her life, she is the same age when she wakes up as when she falls asleep) -
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  • Spring '16
  • Van Styvendale
  • Alice in Wonderland, Alice, Fairy tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sir John, Little Red Riding Hood

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