undergraduate thesis
The Fantastic in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Martina Lešković (2017)
TitleThe Fantastic in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
AuthorMartina Lešković
Mentor(s)Biljana Oklopčić (thesis advisor)
Lewis Carrolls world of nonsense, Wonderland, is undoubtedly filled with otherworldly creatures, symbols, and scenarios, all experienced by its main character Alice. From falling down the rabbit-hole to playing an unusual version of croquet with the Queen, Alice is faced with a series of challenges that require her to let go of her common sense and the known facts about the outside world while accepting the lawless, illogical, and mad reality as her new normal. While being aware of the existence of the outside world, Alice is wandering the newly discovered world on her own. Much to her frustrations, Wonderlands inhabitants that she meets prove to be more of a nuisance and a problem than helpful. Most of the challenges prove to be overwhelming for a child and cause her to push herself harder in order to survive. It is everything but a coincidence that these characters and extraordinary events are the cause of Alices self-doubt and required change. Seemingly meaningless conversations and situations turn out to be the needed ingredient for her personal growth and can be interpreted as victory against her inner demons and fears that she has been battling with in reality, but was too afraid to face in the lucid state.
Parallel title (Croatian)Fantastično u Alici u Zemlji čudesa Lewisa Carrolla
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePedagogy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. paed.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2017
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Alice Wonderland nonsense Victorian era Lewis Carroll Alices Adventures in Wonderland
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
CommitterBernardica Plašćak