Wondering About Wonderland
The characters that Lewis Carroll created for Wonderland are some of the most well-known
and beloved characters in all of fiction. Who wouldn’t immediately recognise Alice in her
powder-blue dress, the grin of the Cheshire cat, or the immediate danger of a swift
beheading when face to face with the Queen of He...
Alice, the curious and imaginative protagonist from Lewis Carroll’s 1865 masterpiece, Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland, adapted from his handwritten story Alice’s Adventures Under
Ground and today more commonly referred to as Alice in Wonderland, has been a mainstay
of fictional storytelling for clos...
The Caterpillar is another one of the pantheon of rich and cryptic creatures that Alice meets
on her journey through Wonderland. Like many of the characters she meets, the Caterpillar
is cryptic and all but straightforward, yet assists Alice in completing her journey with advice
about how to navigate an otherwise co...
Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality.
The Cheshire cat
This philosophy-quoting, suddenly-materialising, cryptic advice-dispensing feline has been a pop culture staple ever since we first encountered him in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We see him on t-shirts, tatt...
Along with the protagonist, Alice, and the March Hare, the Mad Hatter is one of only three
characters featured in both of the original Lewis Carroll Wonderland books. In the originals,
he’s simply known as ‘The Hatta’, his mad antics and behaviour earning him his ‘mad’ hatter
As someone watching the Mad Tea Party as an outsider, this fiasco of general madness,
lunacy, and all-round absurdity is as entertaining and confusing as it gets. As Alice, it must
have been as frustrating as frustrating can be as tries in vain to tell her story and find out
where to go next. This memorable scene is...
First things first! The Queen of Hearts is NOT the same person as the Red Queen. A lot of
people mistakenly believe that these two less-than-pleasant rulers are the same person. The
Red Queen is the main antagonist in Through the Looking Glass, while the Queen of Hearts
is introduced as the antagonist in Lewis Carro...
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!
The White Queen
This is the White Queen’s response to Alice, who refuses to believe the impossible fact that
the beautiful and ethereal White Queen is in fact 101 years old. This wonderful Wonderland
quote is just another...
Here’s a fun fact about the White Rabbit from the Alice in Wonderland universe that we bet
you didn’t know – Lewis Carroll himself described him as a contrast or ‘the opposite’ of Alice.
In his article Alice on the Stage, Carroll wrote that where Alice represents youth, audacity,
We’ve all heard variations of the terms Tweedledum and Tweedledee, whether it be from a
scornful mother angry at our childhood antics, or an annoyed teacher referring to you and
your fun-loving friend as ‘Tweedledum and Tweedledumber’. While technically an insult,
being referred to in this way also...