Hello Fanpeople! Adrianna here again and today I get to take the time to ramble about a beloved classic dear to my heart. Alice in Wonderland
Now if you don’t already know, I am a huge nerd when it comes to this topic. My thirteenth birthday was decked out in a Mad Hatter Tea Party fashion, and I’ve even memorized the Jabberwocky. (A poem by Lewis Carroll) This has actually seemed to meld into my personality.I also had a slight hat obsession for a while. But I have always had a love for with the strange, bizarre and whimsical.
There is so much to discuss on this subject. But, in the spirit of the White Rabbit, I’m a bit late with writing this post, so forgive me if I skim just a bit.
(Oh and knowing me I’ll probably publish a better, well thought out and deep post with Wonderland as a subject)
Now, when I say I am a fan of this, it’s much like when I say I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes. Which means, I am a fan of very many versions of this story.
The original work of Lewis Carroll hold a special place in my heart. The first cartoon Disney version is also precious and wonderful. And we cannot forget Tim Burton’s version. (Really, when you love both Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland it’s easy to overlook anything wrong with thing that holds both)
This story can be taken so many ways, and has attracted audiences with its strange and whimsical feel. I’ve also heard of people who thought it’s maybe even too weird. But really, that’s why we love it.
I think we’ve all felt like Alice before, trapped in a world far too dull. Looking down corners and making up stories about what could be.
As a naturally curious, creative, and imaginative person I have always related to the little thing.
The look into the curious mind of a child, or even a story full of symbols. Whatever way you look at it there’s something just fascinating about it.
It’s one of those you can even use as a metaphor for the human mind. Anyway, there’s a lot you could talk about on this subject.
I think this is one of those stories I delved into, read up on, and honestly probably spent way too much of my time pondering it and its many interpretations.
But I’m a sucker for the kind of magic in this story. The wonder, mystery and danger. The way that at every turn there’s something new. Something even more absurd then the rest of the things you’ve encountered.
It makes real life seem a little less crazy, doesn’t it? Though really, it can certainly be just like that sometimes.
The story challenges the way we see the world, reality and standards we think should be kept. The rules are very different in Wonderland. The characters in Wonderland are only going about what they know, which contrasts a lot with our world. I guess I love any good story that challenges the way we think.
Trust me, there will be a more structured post next week. But for now, that’s some of the reasons I love this little tale and all the talk and speculation that goes with it.
Till’ next time!