I have to give Rivu D. credit for the inspiration of this post…
Rivu made a point in his team’s blog that the readers aren’t exactly “attached” to the character of Alice. That really made me think! I agree with him.
For some reason I seem to feel unattached to the story and to Alice. The main reason I came up with is that Carroll did not give us much insight on Alice. We barely know anything about the character. The character of Alice does not have any of those qualities that generally draw the readers in. We really have not seen her personality be portrayed in the story. We as readers, don’t have an emotional connection with the character. This was probably a big mistake on Carroll’s part.
Why aren’t we attached to the story?
Is it because Carroll wrote it for Alice Liddell?
Sometimes I can’t help but think that when Carroll wrote the story, he did not have any plans on publishing it. He wrote it for Alice. I guess it makes sense though. If someone wrote a story about you, you would not need to know much about the character, because it is you! So I guess that could explain why we don’t feel connected to Alice. Another thing is, I think there are too many other characters on the story. The characters seem to take away the focus of who the story is really about. We see alot of strange qualities in the characters of “Wonderland”, which takes away from Alice. I wish I could know more about the character of Aloce and what she was thinking in the story.