The bluntness of her personality and the way she acts

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in Wonderland. The bluntness of her personality and the way she acts is prominently evident in chapter seven of the novel, where she meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. Upon meeting the two antagonists, she sits down at their tea table after being told there is no room, but proceeds to sit without requesting permission. “‘It wasn’t very civil of you to sit down without being invited,’ said the March Hare.” (pg. 60) In a previous conversation with the March Hare, she has
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called him uncivil and offends his character, to which the March Hare responded that she was uncivil for joining them at their table without being invited. Pertinent to Alice’s personality, she responds aggressively and sarcastically by telling the March Hare off. Alice’s rebuttals could be attributed to being a child, brash and without reason. She does not understand that what she says to the other animals can be taken as insulting. This child-like way of interacting with the other characters in the novel are a key element of her personality, defining Alice as someone who is still a young girl and experiencing the unknown. Additionally, Alice also does not take insults maturely when they are directed to her, also supporting the idea that she is still a child who cannot handle being told she is wrong or being told what to do. Alice’s strong personality defines who she is as a character and is thematically crucial to the novel. During the previous conversation Alice had with the March Hare, another theme in the novel is illustrated accordingly well—how males are represented in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In the chapter ‘The Mad Tea Party’ of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , the representation of male characters strongly alludes to them as rude and manipulative. The March Hare and the Mad Hatter take a great pleasure in taunting and frustrating Alice, and enjoy belittling her opinions. “‘No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming.” (pg.
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  • Alice, Mad Hatter, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, novel Alice’s Adventures

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