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What I’ve Learned from Alice

December 3, 2009

Imagination is a beautiful thing and is often not used enough. Lewis Carroll had a niche for such creativity. Although his story Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland was very unorganized and I didn’t really agree with the style it was written in, Carroll had a lot of originality. The dream he gave to Alice was so different from anything I’ve ever read, and I think that’s why it’s such a popular book. It makes no sense and seems like a terrible book, like Michael P. said in his blog “Why So Special?”, but the morals, puns, and lessons laced within the journey is something that intrigues any reader.

If I’ve learned anything from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland as far as writing it would be to take an idea and just go with it. The paths taken in the adventure of Alice are curious and odd, but rather interesting. Carroll’s use of imagination is what makes this story. If it wasn’t as strange and peculiar as it is, then it would be awfully boring. If the story was a more normal dream that wasn’t so complex then we would become tired and pick up another book. Because Carroll used such imagery and ingenuity this book aroused imagination in the reader.

It also gave me a thought that anything’s possible. Alice’s journey was just one random act after another, there were no limitations or rules in Wonderland. It felt like anything could happen, and it did.

Alice has made a fever of adventure and imagination rise within the people reading her journey. Carroll wrote a different book and although some people dislike it entirely, I think it is one of the great children stories strung with lessons and guides to life.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2009 9:00 pm

    You couldn’t be more on the ball regarding your thoughts on imagination. It is at the core of what will leads to success in our world today.

  2. December 6, 2009 11:21 pm

    What a very lovely and elegant way to start your essay!!!!

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