Character Sketch of Red King in Through the Looking-Glass

The Red King does not take active part in the novel. He is only portrayed as idle. The first time Alice meets him, he is seen sleeping near Tweedledee and Tweedledum’s house. His snore is so loud that Alice thinks it must be the sound of “lions or tigers”. Another reference to the Red King is made when Tweedledee and Tweedledum say that she is not real and only a part of the Red King’s dream and she will “go out—bang! Like a candle, when he wakes up.” It is only at this time and at the end that the Red King is mentioned in the novel.

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