“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you ca’n’t help that,” said the Cat: “ we ‘re all mad here. I’m mad . You ‘re mad .”
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice , very earnestly. “I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone: “so I ca’n’t take more.” “You mean you ca’n’t take less,” said the Hatter : “It’s very easy to take more than nothing.” `I don’t know what you mean,′ said Alice .
” How do you know I’m mad ?” said Alice . “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” “Begin at the beginning,” the King said , very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
In addition, although Alice exhibits symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia , and the Mad Hatter those of both Bipolar disorder and PTSD , Alice in Wonderland is a story so infused with mental illness that both of these characters actually had syndromes named after them: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (disorientating condition
The Cheshire Cat is sometimes interpreted as a guiding spirit for Alice, as it is he who directs her toward the March Hare’s house and the mad tea party, which eventually leads her to her final destination, the garden.
Some might hide their Mad Hatter and hardly let him do what he wants, while others enjoy letting him loose and have a lot of fun with him. Yet I’m sure that everyone loves him. Alice is in Love with the Mad Hatter celebrates our inner child – even if it’s not always logical nor does it always make sense.
Riddle . In the chapter “A Mad Tea Party”, the Hatter asks a much-noted riddle : “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” When Alice gives up trying to figure out why, the Hatter admits “I haven’t the slightest idea!”.
The Dormouse and his treacle are a metaphor… If we want to take it a step further, we can consider the dormouse as a symbol of the proletariat so often mentioned by Karl Marx. He is constantly abused by the larger and more powerful Hatter and March Hare. The dormouse is tiny and insignificant.
The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland . He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland .
‘ `But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. `Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat : ` we ‘ re all mad here . I’m mad .
I’m mad . You ‘re mad .” “How do you know I’m mad ?” said Alice . “ You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
In Carroll’s altered reality, the conversation between the disoriented Alice and the mysterious Cheshire Cat actually went like this: ” Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice .
The Cheshire Cat gives off a very creepy personality by the way he is always looking over everything in Wonderland. “The grin like a Cheshire cat ” was a common phrase when Lewis Carroll was alive. Cheshire was the county where Lewis was born. So that is obviously where Carroll got the character’s name.
In the Walrus and the Carpenter sequence, the R in the word “March” on the mother oyster’s calendar flashes. That is because those months without an R (May, June, July, August) are the summer months in England, when oysters would not keep due to the heat, in the days before refrigeration.
Personality. The Cheshire Cat is sly, tricky, deceitful, manipulative and mischievous. He does not practice his evil -doings out of ill-intent per say, but rather just to amuse himself. He’s vastly unpredictable, treacherous and whimsical, and is always changing between a supportive ally and a devious foe.