Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | Critical Essay by Mark Conroy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Critical Essay by Mark Conroy

SOURCE: "A Tale of Two Alices in Wonderland," in Literature and Psychology, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, 1991, pp. 29-44.

In the following essay, which focuses on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Conroy discusses the connections between Alice's identity as a middle-class Victorian child and her dream experiences,.

Thanks to the Freudian moment in modern literary criticism, it has been for years quite permissible to view the dream world presented to the reader in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland as if it in fact bore some relation to actual dream structures and significances. While some have traced such structures rather hastily to the author's own psychology (a not inexplicable move given what is known of the author, perhaps), the more fruitful vein of inquiry has focussed rather upon the oneiric quality within the text itself, and has revealed its kinship with the mechanisms Sigmund...

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