History Fridge / AliceInWonderland

9th May '15 7:42:00 AM palmer7
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** The March Hare, Mad Hatter, and Dormouse are seemingly trapped in that tea party. ''Un''birthdays are simply an excuse to drink tea.
26th Mar '15 2:35:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In the new ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', I thought the {{Darker and Edgier}} nature of Wonderland was just for the ever-present {{Rule of Cool}} as opposed to the original. Then I had a thought: that ''Wonderland represents her mindset!'' Wonderland was whimsical in the first Alice because she was a little kid, and now she's an adult with darker thoughts!
** That doesn't explain [[LooksLikeCesare why everyone looks tired]], though. :) --{{Tropers.Jonn}}
*** A common symptom for depression IS fatigue, maybe Alice is still depressed from the loss of her [[spoiler: father]] and being pressured into marriage.
** If you'd spent years living under the tyranny of the Queen of Hearts, you'd probably look a little weary, too.

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* In the new ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', I thought the {{Darker and Edgier}} nature of Wonderland was just for the ever-present {{Rule of Cool}} as opposed to the original. Then I had a thought: you realize that ''Wonderland represents her mindset!'' Wonderland was whimsical in the first Alice because she was a little kid, and now she's an adult with darker thoughts!
** That doesn't explain ** [[LooksLikeCesare why everyone looks tired]], though. :) --{{Tropers.Jonn}}
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tired]]? A common symptom for depression IS fatigue, maybe is fatigue. Maybe Alice is still depressed from the loss of her [[spoiler: father]] and being pressured into marriage.
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marriage. Also, if you'd spent years living under the tyranny of the Queen of Hearts, you'd probably look a little weary, too.
18th Nov '14 12:41:41 AM Patachou
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* Consider both Iracebeth and Mirana. Even though the movies and books and nonsensical and mind-warping, there might be some logical to the queens. Their names, appearances and personalities suggest that they may be representations of Main/MaryTudor and [[Main/TheVirginQueen Elizabeth Tudor]].

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* Consider both Iracebeth and Mirana. Even though the movies and books and nonsensical and mind-warping, there might be some logical to the queens. Their names, appearances and personalities suggest that they may be representations of Main/MaryTudor UsefulNotes/MaryTudor and [[Main/TheVirginQueen [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth Tudor]].
4th Sep '14 9:28:05 AM cookingwriter12
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* Consider both Iracebeth and Mirana. Even though the movies and books and nonsensical and mind-warping, there might be some logical to the queens. Their names, appearances and personalities suggest that they may be representations of Main/MaryTudor and [[Main/TheVirginQueen Elizabeth Tudor]].
3rd Apr '14 7:42:46 AM maedar
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** Well, yes and no, possibly, seeing as the fictional Alice was based on the real Alice Pleasance Liddell, a friend of Carroll's.
1st Apr '14 11:14:47 AM maedar
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** Actually, it makes perfect sense if you pay attention. The Queen says in the movie that she had her husband the King executed. If you remember from the book, ''he'' was the one who always quietly pardoned whoever she sentenced to death.

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** Actually, it makes perfect sense if you pay attention. The Queen says in the movie that she had her husband the King executed. If you remember from the book, ''he'' was the one who always quietly pardoned whoever she sentenced to death. (And the Gryphon wasn't ''that'' nice to Alice; he was kind of rude.)
1st Apr '14 11:13:53 AM maedar
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** Actually, it makes perfect sense if you pay attention. The Queen says in the movie that she had her husband the King executed. If you remember from the book, ''he'' was the one who always quietly pardoned whoever she sentenced to death.
9th Feb '14 1:49:08 AM Seraphine
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3rd Jun '13 11:15:43 PM CJCroen1393
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* In the 1951 movie we have an ''in-universe'' example of Fridge Brilliance. The concept of an unbirthday sounds odd ad silly until the Mad Hatter explai-oh I'm sorry, elucidates it; basically, an ''UN''birthday is the opposite of a regular birthday simply because it's ''not'' the day you were born. Therefore, one only has ''one'' birthday and all the other days in the year are one's ''un''birthday!
9th May '13 1:32:10 PM StFan
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!!The Books

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!!The BooksFilms



* The title of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. I'm Swedish, so when I was a kid, before I knew English, I knew it as ''Alice i Underlandet'', which means the exact same thing. However, the Swedish word "under" means both "wonder" and "below", and I always assumed that they meant "Alice in the Land Below", which made sense to me, since she went ''down'' the rabbit hole. It wasn't until I started school and learned English that I realised what they really meant.
** The original title, by the way, was "Alice's Adventures Underground".
** {{Woolseyism}}s yay!

* When Alice is at the Mad Hatter's tea party, she notices that his watch shows days but not hours. When she asks why, he asks if her watch shows what year it is. Which seems like nonsense--until you remember that ''it's always teatime for him''. Why bother having a watch that shows the same time forever?

* The White Knight's clumsiness makes sense when you consider the fact that he's a chess knight, and therefore literally incapable of walking in a straight line.

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* What would happen if the Red King had a nightmare?
** [[HumansAreFlawed Who's to say he's not having one now?]]
** Explanations for mass extinctions, genocide, war? His nightmares.
* What if he woke up? Omniversal Scope ApocalypseHow ?

!!The Films
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