Character Sketch of White Queen in Through the Looking-Glass

The White Queen is seen early in the novel looking for her daughter Lily. She is helped by Alice but does not realize it as she does not recognize her at that time. Alice does not meet the White queen in human size until the Fifth Square. The White Queen comes off as rather odd as she lives backwards. She screams before she is pricked and bleeds before pricked. She offers Alice “jam to-morrow and jam yesterday” but never today. The White Queen also transforms into a sheep as they are talking, and tells her to try and believe six things difficult to believe before breakfast. Later on, at the end of the text when the Red Queen is about to checkmate her she runs away but is saved by Alice who “captures” the Red Queen and ends the game.

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