Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole by Joe RhatiganIve never been a fan of the Alice in Wonderland books. I suppose they were just too odd for my reading tastes when I was younger. While I recognize their timelessness and their impact on our culture, I can remember being puzzled by all the odd characters. Nevertheless, I liked this picture book retelling of Alices adventures when she followed the rabbit into the rabbit hole. From the endpapers depicting all the spots Alice visited to the last pages on which the Cheshire cat can be seen hanging, this book provides a refreshingly bright introduction to the timeless story. The illustrations almost glow and are filled with imaginative renditions of Alice shrinking and growing and all the animals she met on her travels. Had I read this version first, I suspect that I might have enjoyed the books much more.
Down the Rabbit Hole
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Going "down the rabbit hole" has become a common metaphor in popular culture, symbolizing everything from exploring a new world to taking drugs to delving into something unknown. Think The Matrix , for example, where "following the white rabbit" and later choosing the "red pill" starts Neo off on a journey of philosophical realization from which he cannot return. In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , the rabbit hole is the place where it all begins. It's Alice's unthinking decision to follow the White Rabbit that leads to all of her adventures. The pop culture version of this symbol perhaps doesn't take into account the "unthinking" nature of this choice quite enough.
Culture September 28, Alice was sitting on the banks of the river her sister and lovely cat Dinah when, to her surprise, she sees a white rabbit — dressed to the nines in a waistcoat — looking at his pocket watch before diving into the rabbit hole. It seems that Carroll was not just a good mathematician; besides being an excellent storyteller, he even tried his hand at drawing. Unfortunately, he majority of the first printed editions were destroyed because Carroll was unsatisfied with his initial illustrations. While the novel is written for children, few people actually read it when they are young.
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped.
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He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat , and muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late! Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald -like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts. Was he framed on the "Alice" lines, or meant as a contrast?
Alice sits drowsily by a riverbank, bored by the book her older sister reads to her. Out of nowhere, a White Rabbit runs past her, fretting that he will be late. The Rabbit pulls a watch out of his waistcoat pocket and runs across the field and down a hole. Alice impulsively follows the Rabbit and tumbles down the deep hole that resembles a well, falling slowly for a long time. As she floats down, she notices that the sides of the well are covered with cupboards and shelves. She plucks a marmalade jar from one of the shelves. The jar is empty, so Alice sets it down on another shelf.