Alice In Wonderland Madness

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Lewis Carroll: The Story Behind the Madness Mental illness, a ----- libertine, and suppressed lustful desire. Pedophilia goes by many names, but can always be boiled down to its true essence: the sexual desire an adult feels for a child. While it may seem that this taboo is truly a rarity, pedophilia has become a prominent epidemic in the world that has affected some of the world’s most respected artists and actors as they struggle with their desperate yearning for the youth. This tragic urge was nevertheless eminent in one of the 1800’s most famous authors. Inspired by the pedophilic psyche of Lewis Carroll, the explicit irony exhibited in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, along with many other of his 1800’s simple classics, grants deeper…show more content…
Overall was received well, selling 10,000 (double check source) in the first year of publication. The book starts off with the main character Alice nodding off next to a tree in her summer home to be suddenly startled by a white rabbit with a pocket watch. Finding this to be a curious thing to see, she follows him down a rabbit hole, which goes on forever and this is where Alice starts her adventures. First she notices a long hallway with a small door and a little keyhole, she watches the rabbit go through and goes to follow him but is stopped, after many failed attempts, she starts crying while shrinking in size which causes an ocean to rise around her, this is where she first meets these creatures that reside in Wonderland, but end up offending them all by talking about her cat. This is a recurring theme, as all creatures in Wonderland are easily offended by one single misstep of words. Though this is not true for some, as with the Caterpillar, he is more of a figure of knowledge, as well as the Cheshire cat whom produces mystery and is Alice’s first pronounced friend. While the setting is in constant limbo, it still has a sense of magic and nonsense, as is present in his writing and illustrations. Dodgson has many uses of rhetoric in his stories, but surprisingly, it’s more based upon the structure of sentences. For example, his use of anaphora- same word at the beginning of a few or more sentences- and asyndeton- no conjunctions-, was a powerful way to add silliness without losing the important structure. Although he definitely did use rhetoric like an allegory- uses story elements to represent abstraction- to add to the ridiculousness of the wonderland that Alice is pursuing. One of the interesting points is

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