The Looking Glass Wars
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The Looking Glass Wars
VALERIA AGUILAR TL
A mix of Fantasy and realistic fiction
Alyss Heart is Wonderland's princess. In herqueendom imagination is the main source ofpower. She's turning seven when her evil aunt Reddbreaks in her palace disturbing the peace ofwonderlanders, and robbing her mother's reign.She's forced to flee Wonderland entering our worldand meeting new people such as Queen Victoria'syoungest son, Leopold, or famous author CharlesDodgson. In the meantime, her fellow citizens backin Wonderland are planning a rebellion againstRedd. They hope they'll see Alyss again as theleader of their rebellion. To do it successfully Alysswill have to cross the looking Glass Maze.
Hatter Madigan informs in Wonderland thatAlyss is alive. Alyss goes back to Wonderland.Everyone's plan.
Physical and psychological description ofcharacters
Alyss: she's a beautiful girl &quot;she was going togrow into a beautiful girl&quot; p. 123. In our worldshe was called &quot;Odd Alice&quot; p. 149. But later shebecame &quot;a thoughtful, well-read young woman,with opinions on a variety of topics&quot; p.163.
Dodge: Alyss' childhood best friend. She laterfell in love and saw him as a &quot;handsome andbrave and kind and intelligent&quot; p. 112 with&quot;almond-shaped eyes, a nose that hadprobably been broken more than once, anddusty, disheveled hair&quot; p.192.
Hatter Madigan: Alyss' and her mother'sbodyguard. He's one of &quot;Wonderland'selite security force&quot; always &quot;stoic andalert&quot; p. 22.
Queen Redd: Alyss' evil aunt. she's full of &quot;hurtand resentment&quot; p.55 towards her parents andher sister. She was isolated for being a &quot;badgirl&quot;p.55
Queen Genevieve and king Nolan: Alyss'parents and queen and king of Wonderland.The queen was fair and cared for her people,she &quot;ruled her queendom judiciously, withcare for the well-being of her people&quot; p.10.As for king Nolan, &quot;he loved his wife&quot;p. 18and was a caring father.
Bibwit Harte: Alyss' and every other queen ofWonderland before her's mentor. He &quot;was analbino, seven feet tall, with bluish green veinspulsing visibly beneath his skin, and ears a bitlarge for his head&quot; p.21. &quot;He was ratherintelligent, but he had the habit of talking tohimself&quot;p. 21.
The Cat: A &quot;face act-like, with a flat pink nose,whiskers, and slobbery fangs&quot;p.50, it was&quot;Redd's top assassin, part human, part feline.&quot;p.50
Time and setting
lives in LA. I wasn't able to find is birthdate.
2006 after having been an athlete andactor. Modern author.
Best known for the Alyss of Wonderland trilogy
inspired by the classic world of Alice inWonderland by Lewis Carroll.
THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT
circular golden symbol
title and author
grass and sky
Outlook and layout
lilac, blue, golden, beige
2004 (UK) 2006 (US)
MY WORK RESOURCES
MY PERSONAL OPINION
what I liked
explanation of the book Alice's Adventures inWonderland.
Catchy descriptive style
what I disliked
love story not developed
Mad Hatter's attitude changed.
fantasy, action and moral
reality mixed with fantasy
personification: &quot;The dandelion's petals movedand from the bud at it's center came a thinvoice&quot; p. 104
Simile: &quot;her skin like smooth, unblemishedivory&quot;p.190
Imagery:&quot;looking glass halls that branched andsnaked into the distance, past mirrored alcovesand dead ends.&quot;p.301
omniscient point of view
Foreshadow: &quot;How could he have known thatthe precautionary measures he was about totake would prove useless, that it was alreadytoo late?&quot;p.46
Frame story: p.155 Hatter's legend
symbolism: the looking glasses.
First, an entertaining propose, then deepreflection about values. Also, the author wantsto propose a what if? It's a narration that bringsthe myth of Alice one step closer to reality,
Serious tone even thought there's fantasy in it.