I have picked up several themes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Alice goes into Wonderland looking for her lost identity. She encounters different creatures in Wonderland that continuously are asking her who she is. Yet she fails to give them a direct answer. She what she is trained to say, but she questions if that is correct. She is unsure of whether she has changed into a different person. When the White Rabbit mistakes her for his maid Mary Anne, she does not deny the fact that she is not his maid. As an obedient child she goes as his maid to get his things. At this point she makes another change in size and becomes somewhat of a monster. Later she is also questioned by the Caterpillar who asks, “Who are you?” She is unable to answer.
The fact that Alice keeps changing size does not help her case. When she grows extremely tall a pigeon calls her a serpent. This makes Alice question what she is. The Cheshire Cat does not challenge her of her species but of her sanity. He says they are all mad. This makes Alice confused for she denies the fact that she is mad. Why is she in Wonderland if she is not mad?
On the contrary, if you notice a lot of the creatures in Wonderland also deal with identity problems as well. They struggle with keeping up with who they are. For example: the Duchess’ baby turns into a pig. This change is like Alice’s constant changes from being one thing to another. Also the jury in the court has to write down their names or else they will forget who they are.
Something to think about: If we were not constantly being reminded of our names would we forget what they are?