belittling her opinions. “‘No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming.” (pg. 60) Upon meeting the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, Alice is rudely turned away from sitting down at the table amongst them. This rude behavior is very uncharacteristic of the norm when greeting a guest, as instead of welcoming her and inviting her to sit for tea, they immediately turn her down and insult her. The male character’s rude behavior is generalizable to all of the major male antagonists throughout the book, making the behavior an important theme of the story. The treatment of the Dormouse in chapter seven is also important when exploring the element of male behavior. This chapter begins with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter using the
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Dormouse as a cushion to rest their elbows on. As the chapter concludes, the two characters are attempting to shove the Dormouse into the teapot. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare abuse theDormouse multiple times, as well as use him as they need him without regard for his wellbeing. The poor treatment of the Dormouse further supports the rude male behavior within chapter seven of the novel. In the novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, chapter seven called ‘The Mad Tea Party’ is thematically crucial to the story. The chapter includes the explanation of Wonderland’s peculiar representation of time, and how the idea of time is a person and can be manipulated. Also included is a strong representation of Alice’s strong personality, and how her young age affects how she treats others. Finally, the chapter includes the generalizable rudeness in male behavior of the characters within this chapter, as well as relates to the other male characters in the rest of the novel. Every novel has a chapter that plays a thematically crucial role in the tellingof the story, and in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,chapter seven called ‘The Mad Tea Party’ holds many crucial themes that are pertinent to the story’s outcome.
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