Alice Books V

Wool and Water "The White Queen only looked at her in a helpless frightened sort of way..." (Lewis Carroll 147). Seeing, or rather, reading that the White Queen was described as "helpless" or even "frightened" went against everything I thought she would be. After Disney's 2010 version, I honestly thought that the White Queen would…

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Alice Books IV

The Garden of Live Flowers "Dodgson changed the passion-flower to a tiger-lily when he learned that because of his markings the passion-flower was associated with the passion of Christ. (The same scrupulous about associating religion with humor is perhaps the reason that he does not name the bishops among the chess pieces)" (Lewis Carroll 117).…

Best & Worst #7

October 25th: I was having really intense cramps all day and just wanted to go home and sleep because I was in pain. However, I did not get to go home until 9pm because I have meeting after meeting and RA Program shopping at HEB. BY the time I got home, I realized I would also…

Alice Books III

The Lobster-Quadrille "'You may not have lived much under the sea–' ('I haven't,' said Alice)–'and perhaps you were  never even introduced to a lobster–' (Alice began to say 'I once tasted–but checked herself hastily, and said 'No never') '–so you have no idea what the Lobster-Quadrille is!'" (Lewis Carroll 76) Okay two points: Point 1:…

Alice Books II

A Mad Tea Party "'Then say what you mean,' the March Hare went on. 'I do,' Alice hastily replied; 'at least–at least I mean what I say–that's the same thing you know.' 'Not the same thing a bit!' said the Hatter. 'Why, you might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is…

Best & Worst #6

October 14th: One of my closest friend's birthday was that day. Although she was turning 21, she didn't feel like turning up on 6th St. (even though her actual birthday even landed on a Friday?). We went on "El Naranjo" on Rainey St. and were feeling bougie. Afterwards, we went back to her condo and we…

Alice Books I

"'What is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'" (Carroll 7) This instance really solidifies Alice's age for the readers. Children end to ask questions like these that do not make much sense, but yet at the same time are questions that are food for thought. "In another moment down went…

Instructor Research

ALICE THE CONQUEROR: a rough draft of a small part of the gender section "Part of the drive behind such 'humorous' manifestations of toxic masculinity, no doubt, is the stereotypical rivalry between male and female, evident in Carroll’s parents and in the embryonic tradition of children’s literature to which he responded. The literature of benevolence…

18th c. Benevolence toward Animals

"...by cultivating in their own minds, and those of their children, the divine principle of general benevolence" (921). On the final pages of the Story of the Robins, when referring to Mrs. Benson, I think Trimmer is speaking. I think Trimmer placed herself in the story with Mrs. Benson, because these final summaries of what children…

Alice Books Context

"Animal protection promised the all-inclusive assurance of kindness as a universal moral balm to unite and heal a violent world" (571). I like this statement because it shows how humans often try to justify themselves. However, it does not mean they try and end the bad actions the do, but rather, do good elsewhere. In…