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Did Alice's sister go to Wonderland as a child?

Postby Mythology1 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:29 am

Hello, I'm new here and this is my first question. :-)

After Alice tells her sister her dreams upon waking, the sister herself begins to dream, in a fashion of all the little creatures like the Duchess, the Mock Turtle, and the March Hare. She half-believes herself in Wonderland, recalling specific sights and sounds Alice may not have included (the shrieking of the Gryphon, and the queen's shrill voice. She acts as though she is reminiscing of things she herself experienced long ago, not just imagining what she heard. She then thinks of the dull reality awaiting herself and Alice as she grows older, hoping that her little sister will keep her childish wonder, something she herself had failed to do.

Ever since I first read the book when I was 12, the ending always left this impression on me. If she also visited Wonderland when she was Alice's age, it could be even more of a metaphor about growing up, something everyone does.

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