Alice In The Wonderland And J. K. Rowling's Winnie The Hong

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Food is a critical resource in establishing Civilizations and societies. In children’s literature, food is a fantasy tool that establishes a gustatory sensations through illustrations and descriptions. Psychologically, a child’s attitude towards food is an indicative of their emotional stability. Moreover, food can act as an instrument to convey imagery, norms and values such as Gluttony, Hospitality, Obesity, and tradition. In Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in the Wonderland”, A. A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh”, and J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” food is a recurring feature for the child protagonists and plot development which shapes up these stories. The protagonist Alice from the “Alice in the Wonderland” understands the…show more content…
Historically, this was a period of malnourishment and famine in the Victorian society. Carroll wanted to give people an escape route from reality, hence he designed the Wonderland with exotic foods. In this book, Alice portrays a the role of a little girl from the Victorian society that is trying to understand the norms of the wonderland. Alice knows that meals pertain a specific social requirement incorporated with it, such as a tea party is associated with discussions of accord or discord. She tries to understand the social hierarchy of the wonderland by analyzing the setup of the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Being for the Victorian society Alice embodies civility and etiquettes. At the tea party, Alice takes a seat because there were empty chairs available but oddly enough she was told that there wasn’t any room at the table. Furthermore, the March Hare asks to offer Alice wine she says “I don’t see any” then the March Hare says, "There isn't any" (Carroll 29). Alice angrily replies, "Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it" (Carroll 29). The March Hare then says, "It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited," (Carroll 29). Alice declares that she wasn’t aware that it was the March Hare’s table and taunts him by saying that "it's laid for a great many more than three” (Carroll 29). Alice learns the incivility of the wonderland from her interactions with the members of this tea party. She…show more content…
It is clear from this instance that Alice like any other child has a sweet tooth. Despite the fact that Orange Marmalade is a common household food, Alice was initially excited on seeing it and then truly disappointed that she could not consume any of it. Alice did not care about her freefall instead she was focused on food. This shows the state of mind of children and how much she considers food items

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