Character Sketch of Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Through the Looking-Glass

Tweedledee and Tweedledum are two characters in an English rhyme and also in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Their names mean a pair of people or things that are undistinguishable from one another. In the book too, Alice is able to tell them apart only through names written on their shirts. When Alice meets the twins they don’t respond to her, instead they go on reciting a poem called “The Walrus and the Carpenter”. They are a comical pair of characters in the novel, silly and superfluous even in their costume. They would fight silly for a broken rattle, as is written in the rhyme and forget about it completely when they a see a huge black crow swooping near them.

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