It's too late of me to make changes, but please criticize my essay as much as possible: In both 1992 and 2003, pop-star Michael Jackson was charged with allegation of molesting several young children. Both times, he was found innocent, though several jurors of his latter case stated that they believed he was guilty, but there was simply not enough evidence to declare him so. Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is also thought to have molested young children also. While there is no definite proof for both of these theories, both don’t seem unrealistically impossible. But perhaps both were just enamored by young children and their innocence, and maybe they both believe that the world is a cruel place, full of selfish people with screwy logic. Carroll’s novels also help provide some insight into his mind, and also suggest themes of reason and logic in children, (through the main character Alice), while portraying adults as weird and twisted, with faulty judgment of the world. In Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, the main antagonist, (if you can really say that there is an antagonist in this crazy, randomly ordered novel), the queen of hearts, exhibits the most violent nonsensical behavior. She is the monarch of all of Wonderland, and she rules without any mercy or contentment; “ The queen only had one way of settling difficulties, great or small. ‘Off with his head!’ she said, without even looking round,” (page 83). The queen, simply stated, is a tyrant, representing the power hungry irrational monarchs of England during his time. He could not directly oppose the monarchy, (for fear of capital punishment), so instead he did it through satire, similar to Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The possibilities are shown here, of what could happen when the wrong person is in control; the residents all live in fear of their leader, as she threatens them with execution constantly. The Duchess, who is under rule of the Queen of Hearts, also portrays a very peculiar character. In Alice’s first encounter with the Duchess, the Duchess tells her “You don’t know much, and that’s a fact,” (page 61). The Duchess is quick to label Alice and insults her intelligence several times when they meet; and as another adult in the story, she takes on another stereotypical persona. She shows how people are often ready to just make an assumption based on almost nothing about somebody. Yet ironically, later in the story she tells Alice “Right, as usual. What a clear way you have of putting things!” (page 88) right as Alice gets her released from prison. How predictable, yet how illogical the Duchess is, because as soon as Alice helps her out of trouble, she immediately admires Alice as though she were perfect. The Duchess lives in fear, like all the other residents, of the authority, but is quick to approve of someone who will oppose the authority without bringing any difficulty to their part. Is this book really a book about fantasy? With every character representing another flaw of humanity, albeit highly focused upon. But there is no escape rout for Alice throughout the entire story; she is forced to experience all the wacky stupidity and zany logic that the inhabitants of Wonderland have to offer. Well, there is the Cheshire Cat, who, rather than try to fix the idiocy, he just accepts it. “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad,” (page 65); could this be Carroll’s solution to Wonderland and the Looking Glass Land? Alice never really solves any of the characters problems; so just accepting the madness might be her best option. And this same idea applies to the real world, seeing how the imaginary worlds simply mirror reality in it’s weird ways, (The Looking Glass Land literally does mirror reality, it’s in the mirror). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland concludes by a stroke of luck. Just as soon as the madness begins to engulf Alice, she simply wakes up. However, the sequel actually has a more logical (yet entirely illogical) conclusion; Alice decides to conform and use the faulty reasoning that the inhabitants use. Alice essentially gives up and follows the weird ways of the world when she exclaims “ I’ll shake you into a kitten, that I will!”(page 234). There was no way of beating them, so Alice just joined them; doing so brought her back into her world, where she would have to do the same, conforming to the rules of society. Lewis Carroll shows all sorts of examples of characters, who make you think ‘That really doesn’t make sense at all,’ until you see things the way that they see them. These two novels do seem like a psychedelic romp through random points and arbitrary ideas, but they really do express opinion of a faulty society… through a psychedelic romp through random points and arbitrary ideas. The way all of his thought is presented is unique and original in it’s delivery, and all in all is a well thought out, ridiculously structured story.