As we read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we can see that Alice has to slowly lose her sense of reality. Everything in Wonderland is different compared to the “real” world.
Does Carroll want us to lose our sense of reality as Alice is losing hers? Is this why we aren’t supposed to over-analyze Alice? If we over-analyze Alice then we have destroyed Carroll’s idea of a world without limits. That’s why this book is a children’s book. We as wiser people have a better sense of reality then children. They can read this book and have fun with it.
What I am confused by is the story itself. Mr. Long’s in-class essay really stumped me. What is the meaning of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? I see it only as adventures, but its almost as if its too simple. He has only given us stories with a MUCH deeper meaning then what is seen. What is the plot?
What do you think is the meaning of Alice’s adventures?