of the novels and short stories have overtones that they had written’s times.
you can face with the issues about the most hated woman in that era or the most
event in old novels or stories. For example, in Victorian Era the population
2 million to 6.5 million. Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland written by English
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he prefers to call himself Lewis Carroll, in 1865.
Era’s important features are; the public loves Queen Victoria, she is powerful
woman thanks to his husband King Albert, she is a mother of nine children,
holy and Queen Victoria suggests have children and marriage to everybody. Carroll
deformities and he is partial deaf and stammer. That is why, other adults do
him, but the children love him, and he loves the children too much!
Lewis Carroll is a good photographer and
he likes to work in the church. One day, he
with Henry George Liddell’s three daughters; Lorina, Alice, and Edith Liddell.
Carroll loves them and started to take their photos. Alice is her favorite
The differences between Alice and the
others are; Alice is the smartest, wise and
girl, she asks challenging and logical questions. In the story you can see that
fearless, clear thinker. When the animals has an argument in Chapter three: A Caucus-Race
gives ideas them and they listen to Alice. In other words, the story character
as well as real Alice. In Victorian Era, women has to bear heavy
marry and to live under control of men is accepted by the public. That is why,
fight with the Queen of Hearts. It symbolizes Victorian Era’s women’s anger to
Victorian Era, giving a birth and creating a family are kind of obligations. Queen
”An ugly baby is a very nasty
became of the baby?” Cat
asks Alice, and she says; ”It turned
into a pig”(pg. 62)
Carroll refers to Queen’s sentence in
part. Every child is unique. You can not say that; this baby is ugly and this
And also, Carroll has a different physical appearance than others, he writes
like that because of these reasons.
Queen of Hearts is a powerful and strong
character in the story. Queen Victoria is also
and strong, but her power comes from her husband King Albert. Any way at all,
are them want to get respect from the public, they are rule makers and when the
people break the rules they want to punish or
judge them. In her era, Victoria judges people
an absurd way and Queen of Hearts warns her people with death threats. Carroll
disproportionate force and stupid judgments. In Victorian Era, critics find;
the book is
because they do not catch the point.
To sum up, for understanding a novel or a
short story, firstly you should get the
about the novel’s or the story’s publishing date-era, it is the vital step. When
read the Alice in Wonderland’s pig-baby part without knowing Queen Victoria’
the ugly babies, you can not understand the underlying meaning. Authors are under
influence of the time they live. Lewis Carroll is creative and colorful author.
“You would have to be half mad to
dream me up.” Be happy every single day, and do
other people’s ideas about you like Carroll.