The Importance Of Alyss In The Looking Glass Wars

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Wonderland or London? What makes Alyss who she is? She comes from Wonderland and is royalty but starts off as a commoner in London. Alyss learns a lot from going to being the next Queen of Wonderland to being a middle class bachelorette in the 1800’s London times. In The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor uses detail and imagination to portray how the author thinks Alice in Wonderland is not the true story. Frank Beddor starts the characters off with most being flat then some like Alyss become round, dynamic characters. In the beginning of the novel, Alyss is characterized as stubborn, innocent and clever. Alyss loves to be mischievous like “dropping jollyjellies from an open window and watching them splat on the guards…show more content…
Alyss finds herself in London by herself where she quickly realizes she must conform and be normal or be subject to the teases and whispers of London. Alyss then “gives up her so-called ridiculous antics and enter wholeheartedly into the world around her. To become just like everyone else”(Beddor 149-150). Her adoptive parents then notice how normal she is after she realizes she needed to conform. “The change was in subtler things, the tilt of her head, the particular sweep of her arms, her careful steps forwards”(Beddor 151). Fast forward several years later and now Alice is 20 years old and captivating suitors wherever she goes. She ends up charming Prince Leopold and they are engaged to be married. Alyssa has matured into a woman when she was at the masquerade ball and someone asks about her plain mask. She replies with “I’m every woman, neither beautiful nor ugly, neither rich nor poor. I could be any woman at all” (Beddor 191). Alice has matured into a beautiful, charming, smart woman of her age and class. Little does Alice know, these traits will not help her defeat Redd, she will need her

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