English Language and Literature | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Alice in Wonderland is a story that represents the cultural shift in Victorian ideas and its vision of childhood. The character of Alice represents an ideal Victorian youth, but her inabilities, confinement, and limitations in Wonderland suggest a culture clash and changing times. The story of Alice, through its puns, miscommunication, confusing mannerisms, and cultural disconnection between Alice and the inhabitants of Wonderland, preach a rejection of the Victorian adult realm. The novel itself provides an alternative for children to be children rather than obedient little adults.
White, Jewels. "Adult Realm v. Childhood: A Critical Examination of the Victorian Realm’s Ideal Young Adult." The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research 14 (2013): 38-48. Web. [date of access]. <http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/ur/vol14/iss1/8>.