Jabberwocky Essay | Critical Analysis of Symbols and Motifs in "jabberwocky"

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Critical Analysis of Symbols and Motifs in "jabberwocky"

Summary: The true theme behind the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carol is masked behind figurative, nonsense language and multiple rhyme schemes, but must not be overlooked.
The true theme behind the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carol is masked behind figurative, nonsense language and multiple rhyme schemes, but must not be overlooked. A boy is warned of the dangerous creatures of the forest, the creatures that mean harm to him and all others. The Jabberwock is the first of these mentioned, and the most important. The boy seeks his foe, the forewarned Jabberwock, encounters it, swings his sword and kills it, bringing the head back to town. The Jabberwock and the other two mentioned, the Jubjub bird and the Bandersnatch, have significant symbolic meanings to both the boy, the person who warns the boy, and the society that they live in. To the person, the Jabberwock and others represent his or her fears; to the boy, they represent his mechanism of passage from boyhood to manhood; and...

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