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“Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love, that makes the world go round!”

December 2, 2009

The duchess tells Alice numerous morals in chapter nine, one of them being

“…tis love, that makes the world go round!”

Some people say that her morals are complete nonsense, and Carroll used them only to poke fun of adults trying to force silly morals upon children.

But I think there lies a bit of truth behind this particular moral, although the rest do seem quite useless. It’s all around us. We want appreciation, admiration, praise, and any sign of love from people who we hold dear to our hearts or even random people. We love, love. We crave it every minute of everyday. People can deny it, and a lot do, but everyone needs it.

Alice craved it, she wanted praise and acknowledgment from everyone in Wonderland. It pleased her when the Duchess showed some sort of affection as she told Alice morals. The King and his consideration for his Queen’s authority shows respect, fear or maybe just love. This whole story is written, in my opinion, for Alice Liddell from Lewis Carroll. He loved her, and this book seems to be like a place where they both could go one day. In Wonderland things were all looped and abstract, making things that were unacceptable in the real world, acceptable. His love for Liddell could be allowed and kept safe in Wonderland, but not on Earth.

I feel like this book was entirely dedicated to Alice Liddell from Carroll due to his love for her.

My question is:

Does anyone else feel the same way?

One Comment leave one →
  1. marvelia permalink
    January 1, 2010 10:26 pm

    yes i think so too,

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