Alice In Wonderland
As Alice encounters more and more animals that rudely describe her ideas and reasoning as very stupid she begins to stick up for herself. She starts her adventures with a shy, cautious personality. When the Duchess insults her by saying “you don’t know much, and that’s a fact” Alice changes the subject because she’s too afraid to stand up to the ill-mannered woman. As the book progresses she becomes daring and confident, Alice even insults the Queen who was in charge of sentencing the executions by saying ‘Who cares for you? You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” This example clearly shows how Alice has changed because when she first met the queen she was afraid she would cut off her head. When asked about her views on the queen she said “I Don’t like her at all, she’s so extremely….likely to win that it’s hardly worth finishing the game. Here she noticed that the queen was listening in on the conversation and was terrified so she sugarcoated her words so the queen would be pleased. In summary the adventures in wonderland change Alice from a naïve, shy, and self-conscious little girl to a mature, brave, assertive teenager. She learns how to stand up for herself, watch what she says, and accept herself for who she is. The changes in her character are for the better as she slowly becomes a stronger somebody instead of a nobody wilting in the corner by herself.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document