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Nothing Between These Lines

December 2, 2009

After reading a post by Brittany M. “Trial of Reason”, and Erin M. “Hidden Meaning Is Not Required”, I’ve come to agree with them.

It’s possible that Carroll didn’t intend for poor Alice to be ripped apart to find another meaning. She’s just an innocent child on a not so innocent journey and that’s the end of it. I don’t think  I can pick Alice apart anymore. Not because I don’t want to or see the need to but because I have become truly convinced that it was only for recreational reading and it wasn’t stuffed with morals and lessons as its believed to be. I know I’m dying with curiosity to find the reason behind this weird writing style of Carroll’s like the next person but I believe he’s written this story for fun. It’s hard to think that a man like him had motives of telling the world subliminal messages through Alice’s story.

He was like a kid.

Why else would he feel so safe spending time with young Alice? Why can’t we just let that be it? Why do we continually search for answers? I still am even though I believe there are not even questions. I also think it’s possible that there is one lesson in Alice, which is that there are none.

Carroll is telling the adult reader that there are not morals and lessons behind every door and spending time searching for an eye-opening meaning to life and all it’s questions is a waste of time and one should just live. Eat the cake, follow the rabbit and don’t look back.

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  1. Benedikt K permalink
    December 2, 2009 7:29 pm

    I think that humans need a moral, a meaning, because else we begin to think that nothing we do has meaning. If Alice has no meaning, and Alice is a story of a girl that falls into a land of strangers, how can we be sure that we have meaning? To someone from Wonderland our world would seem just as absurd as their existence. So wonderland is too similar to our world for us to accept that it has no point. The point, if it is one, hits too close to home to be accepted by our subconsciousness.

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