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Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There Characters & Character Analysis

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Carroll develops Alice, an adventurous seven-and-a-half-year-old protagonist, as the prominent character. Carroll employs thirdperson limited point of view as he defines her imaginative, chatty, and self-scolding temperament He discloses Alice's thoughts through conversation as well as inner dialogue. For example, as the story opens, Alice chats with one of Dinah's kittens, "pretending that the kitten was speaking."

This dialogue illustrates Alice's imagination and playfulness. Alice describes the chessmen "in a whisper, for fear of frightening them," showing her compassion. She conveys her thoughts about the Queen: "And she can run very fast!" The dialogue, thoughts, and feelings enable readers to understand Alice.

Although readers meet talking flowers and insects, the White Queen who turns into a sheep, and the lion and the unicorn, none seem to be as memorable as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, and the Red Knight. Alice's experiences with...

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