A peek through the looking glass; a world created by lewis carroll - Directed by Docent Grace Foulds

Epigraph: "Child of the pure unclouded brow and dreaming eyes of wonder! Though time be fleet, and I and thou are half a life asunder, thy loving smile will surely hail the love-gift of a fairy-tale." - Lewis Carroll. I believe this epigraph was written for this book because it captures the confused and adventurous tone of the story and it is also written by the author.
Universal Theme: Determination, uncertainty, & goals. Alice Liddell, the story's muse, is depicted here gazing into the distance which I feel captures the universal theme of uncertainty because it appears as if she is confused and/or skeptical.
Tone: Joyful, silly, confident, and lively. Lewis Carroll used this tone to add to the dimensions of the Looking Glass, the made up setting of this story. It also allows him to elaborate on the mystical/imaginary characters and give them more of a personality.
Historical Setting: This is the setting of Through the Looking Glass, a made up land that has no connection to a historical time or place. It is a chess board which allows the reader to understand why the author chose to make all of the characters chess pieces. All of the squares look as if they are crop fields which leads me to believe that the chess board is a naturally occurring instance instead of a chess board imported and placed on the land.
Historical Setting: This is a broader sense of the setting of Through the Looking Glass; it is a looking glass from around the time period of the publishing of this book, 1871.
Text-to-Self- Connection: Alice attempting to navigate the convoluted chessboard resembling world of the Looking Glass reminds me of when I first attempted to find my way through Robious Middle School on the first day of sixth grade. I got very lost just as Alice did and I had to ask for directions and assistance from other students. Along the path of getting through the school, I got to meet many new people/friends.
This depiction of the protagonist, Alice, helps depict her curiosity. Although it is from the prequel, Alice in Wonderland, the character is the same and the essence of both characters is curious and somewhat confused. Alice was always interested in meeting new people and animals in the strange land of Wonderland and the Looking Glass. Here is the link to my Day in the Life entry: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_RhPVd-vF77dZFBgC50QBNKp114f88GkXwO8XlVBeKQ/edit
This is Alice Liddell, the person who Alice, the protagonist, is modeled after. Lewis Carroll met Alice Liddell on a boating trip in Oxford when she asked the man to tell her a story. Here is the link to my mandala: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JN-HufnyleQxUBJAp-AsEHUpRArdB9phVJ1mUxARUSg/edit
The Red and White Queen are major characters in this story. The two of them interact multiple times with the protagonist, Alice and influence her path and thoughts throughout her journey.
The prequel to Through the Looking Glass, titled Alice in Wonderland, has very different characters than this book. In Wonderland, the characters are cards whereas in the Looking Glass, the characters are chess pieces. I really like how Lewis Carroll decided to use inanimate objects as the characters in both of these books.
This is Lewis Carroll aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
This is a handwritten draft of one of Lewis Carroll's books, Alice in Wonderland which is also the prequel to Through the Looking Glass. It also has a sketch of Alice in the bottom left corner.
Here is another original draft of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
This picture is from after Lewis Carroll's death, and it is a stained glass window dedicated to his memory. The stained glass window includes a rabbit who is a character from Lewis Carroll's book, Alice in Wonderland.
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