Mirror Image Compared to Alice in Wonderland

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Alice's Conversion

The feeling of not knowing who the person really is and how they feel can be hard. This emotion was described in the story “Mirror Image” by Lena Coakley. This short story had a girl named Alice who had to go through a brain transplant. This changed her whole life. Because of this brain transplant, she sometimes felt that she was not really herself but felt that she was Gail, who was the body of the person she was in. This is also an allusion to another Alice in the fantasy world but that book was written by Lewis Carroll and the name of that novel is Alice Adventures in Wonderland. The book mentioned right above had the same type of allusion in which the main character is pretty much lost as to who she is and how she feels.

Knowing but also not really understanding who you are can be hard. The Alice who went though the brain transplant in the short story “Mirror Image” had to go through a lot of tough times not knowing who she really is. This was when most of her body was Gail’s and the only thing left that was left to her was her own brain. The reason why Alice felt that she had changed and would never be the same was because of her twin sister Jenny. She rubbed it in Alice’s face which made Alice think twice about who she really is. This was during their birthday, when Jenny said “Sometimes I think my sister is dead”(pg,17). Alice tried convincing Jenny by saying “My brain is still me”(pg,13). Even though Alice’s mother was supporting her, Alice felt that her mom was just lying to help her fit in. Since Alice’s mother could not even look in her daughters eyes. In the same situation was Alice in wonderland after going through a whole life changing size's in one day. She then did not know who she was and when the Caterpillar asked her “Who are you”(pg,19). Alice stood there thinking while saying “I-- I hardly know, sir ,just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several...
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