Posted by: Angela W. | December 3, 2009

“I’m a Big Kid Now!”

Everybody grows older; in age, size and maturity. Alice grows a lot in maturity during her journey in Wonderland. Alice also goes through transformations of size; growing taller and getting smaller whenever she consumed food or a drink. Alice is also growing in age, doesn’t everyone? But, I’m going to focus on the maturity growth of Alice in this story.

At the beginning of this story, Alice is a young girl that only wanted pictures in her books. Alice thinks she knows perfectly well who she is, but further into Wonderland she begins to question herself on who she really is. She is trying to discover herself throughout this story as well.

When Alice is transforming in size and begins to cry because she doesn’t know what to do, she stops her self and says, “You should be ashamed of yourself, a great girl like you, to go on crying this way!” I find this action of hers very mature. Alice also acts more motherly throughout her journey. When Alice takes the child from the Duchess because she didn’t want it to die, was also very mature.

This could all be things Alice was experiencing in her real life or they could be characteristics Carroll wish she had.

What do you think?

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