The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars
VALERIA AGUILAR TL
THE CONTENTS
literary genre
A mix of Fantasy and realistic fiction
Plot
Alyss Heart is Wonderland's princess. In her
queendom imagination is the main source of
power. She's turning seven when her evil aunt Redd
breaks in her palace disturbing the peace of
wonderlanders, and robbing her mother's reign.
She's forced to flee Wonderland entering our world
and meeting new people such as Queen Victoria's
youngest son, Leopold, or famous author Charles
Dodgson. In the meantime, her fellow citizens back
in Wonderland are planning a rebellion against
Redd. They hope they'll see Alyss again as the
leader of their rebellion. To do it successfully Alyss
will have to cross the looking Glass Maze.
climax
Hatter Madigan informs in Wonderland that
Alyss is alive. Alyss goes back to Wonderland.
Everyone's plan.
Physical and psychological description of
characters
Main characters
Alyss: she's a beautiful girl "she was going to
grow into a beautiful girl" p. 123. In our world
she was called "Odd Alice" p. 149. But later she
became "a thoughtful, well-read young woman,
with opinions on a variety of topics" p.163.
Dodge: Alyss' childhood best friend. She later
fell in love and saw him as a "handsome and
brave and kind and intelligent" p. 112 with
"almond-shaped eyes, a nose that had
probably been broken more than once, and
dusty, disheveled hair" p.192.
Hatter Madigan: Alyss' and her mother's
bodyguard. He's one of "Wonderland's
elite security force" always "stoic and
alert" p. 22.
Queen Redd: Alyss' evil aunt. she's full of "hurt
and resentment" p.55 towards her parents and
her sister. She was isolated for being a "bad
girl"p.55
secondary characters
Queen Genevieve and king Nolan: Alyss'
parents and queen and king of Wonderland.
The queen was fair and cared for her people,
she "ruled her queendom judiciously, with
care for the well-being of her people" p.10.
As for king Nolan, "he loved his wife"p. 18
and was a caring father.
Bibwit Harte: Alyss' and every other queen of
Wonderland before her's mentor. He "was an
albino, seven feet tall, with bluish green veins
pulsing visibly beneath his skin, and ears a bit
large for his head" p.21. "He was rather
intelligent, but he had the habit of talking to
himself"p. 21.
The Cat: A "face act-like, with a flat pink nose,
whiskers, and slobbery fangs"p.50, it was
"Redd's top assassin, part human, part feline."
p.50
Time and setting
Wonderland
Victorian England
France
Around 1800's
FANK BEDDOR
lives in LA. I wasn't able to find is birthdate.
2006 after having been an athlete and
actor. Modern author.
Best known for the Alyss of Wonderland trilogy
inspired by the classic world of Alice in
Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT
Covers
front cover
circular golden symbol
title and author
desert
wide castle
flying creatures
back cover
mushrooms
grass and sky
Outlook and layout
hard cover
lilac, blue, golden, beige
robust book
56 chapters
2004 (UK) 2006 (US)
MY WORK RESOURCES
http://www.lookingglasswars.com/lgw_books/lgw_books_fs.html
https://prezi.com/rnswqgwgzju5/the-looking-glass-wars/
http://lookingglasswars.wikia.com/wiki/The_looking_glass_wars
MY PERSONAL OPINION
what I liked
explanation of the book Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland.
Excellent narrative
Catchy descriptive style
the characters
what I disliked
love story not developed
Mad Hatter's attitude changed.
Recommendation
fantasy, action and moral
style
reality mixed with fantasy
MEANING
Author's style
figurative language
personification: "The dandelion's petals moved
and from the bud at it's center came a thin
voice" p. 104
Simile: "her skin like smooth, unblemished
ivory"p.190
Imagery:"looking glass halls that branched and
snaked into the distance, past mirrored alcoves
and dead ends."p.301
omniscient point of view
Foreshadow: "How could he have known that
the precautionary measures he was about to
take would prove useless, that it was already
too late?"p.46
Frame story: p.155 Hatter's legend
symbolism: the looking glasses.
Message
First, an entertaining propose, then deep
reflection about values. Also, the author wants
to propose a what if? It's a narration that brings
the myth of Alice one step closer to reality,
Tone
Serious tone even thought there's fantasy in it.
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