Parody in "Alice's Adventures in Term Paper

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The natural hatred between mice and cats is reflected in the mouse's expressed anguish against Alice's amazed narrative of cats in her world: "Let us get to the shore, and then I'll tell you my history, and you'll understand why it is I hate cats and dogs." This simple line carries with the weight of the history of social inequality: Carroll endeavors his readers to look into history how inequality has become a long tradition encouraged and perpetuated in human society by people with self-interests. In this example, grown-ups become symbols for the wealthy people who continually oppress the poor in order to gain control over society.

In the same respect, Carroll's expression of disdain for grown-ups as shown in "Alice's" also illustrates his disagreement over his
underline!important;' target='_blank' href=''>protagonist's 'growing up.' Alice's transformation to being a giant is both a pleasant and unpleasant experience: as a giant, the possibilities of doing many things are limitless; however, it is also in being a giant that Alice often encounters disasters, hurting and being disliked by the smaller creatures in Wonderland. Wonderland's disdain for Alice as a giant is the author's way of expressing the detrimental effects that being in control and power can do to the society. The blatant illustration of inequality in Wonderland (Alice being a giant and the small creatures) is a reflection of the wide gap between the rich and the poor, between the comfortable and dissatisfied people. Thus, growing up in "Alice's" means being one in control and power, marginalizing other sectors of the society in the process, in the same way Alice had hurt the creatures in Wonderland.

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