Character Sketch of Alice in Through the Looking-Glass

Alice is a seven and a half year old fictional character, the protagonist of both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. She is named after Alice Liddell, the daughter of Henry Liddell, a colleague of Carroll. Alice is born and raised in a wealthy Victorian family and demonstrates a typical Victorian child bound to be well mannered and proper. Though only seven and half years old Alice can be seen as kind, curious and she tries to get along with everyone she encounters even when she does not agree with their ideas, as one can see in her conversation with Humpty Dumpty where Humpty Dumpty criticizes her calling her name stupid with no meaning and explaining what his name means “My name means the shape I am— and a good and handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours you might be with any shape almost”

In reply to this, all that Alice says is “Why did you sit out here all alone?” trying to avoid an argument. For these reasons, one can say that Alice is a helpful and compassionate child who is amicable and is also lonely and who seeks the companionship of her cats for friendship. Alice like any other children of her age has a very imaginative mind as it is also possible that this whole story could have been all in her head. She is persistent and fearless, even when she comes across realities and concepts that are in contrast to her already established knowledge, she does not panic, but is rather calm and curious to explore the new world.

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