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Lewis Carroll Essay

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Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, England. His real name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, but is known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll. His mother was Frances Jane Lutwidge and Father was Charles Dodgson and he had a grandfather named Charles Dodgson who was an Army Captain. Lewis Carroll’s father was the Bishop of Elphin. He was the eldest son and third child in a family of seven girls and four boys. In 1846 his education began at a rugby school in Warwickshire, England, boys’ boarding school. On January 24, 1851 his college was interrupted to enroll at Christ church college Oxford University, two days after he is informed that his mother died of brain ...view middle of the document...

Lewis Carroll was liberal and question religion. Alice Liddell said that when he was Dodgson he wore black clergyman’s clothes and Lewis wore white flannel trousers. His dual personality is reflected throughout his writing like in “Through the Looking Glass”. He had sleeping difficulties and maybe insomnia which reflected in his writing. There is on sleep in “Alice and Wonderland”. The mad tea party, the mouse is unable to stay awake and Alice’s dreaming. He lived to what is known as Victorian style which is when Queen Victoria ruled. This is why females in his writings are more dominant. It represents like the queen of hearts is more overruling then the king. Lewis Carroll also had a neglected childhood because he had four brothers and sisters born before he was six this lead to him having less attention. In his writings it described a baby as something annoying and turned into a pig running into the woods. ("Lewis Carroll - BIO." Lewis Carroll - BIO. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.)
Lewis Carroll’s story behind his first publication is finding himself more able to talk to children than adults. Carroll loved to entertain children, and it was Alice, and her two sisters that can be credited for his great inspiration. Alice remembers spending more time with Carroll, sitting on the couch telling stories. Carroll told Alice and her two sisters of a story that would later become “Alice and Wonderland”. When Alice arrived home she told that he must write it down. He fulfilled Alice’s request. ("Lewis Carroll Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.)
Lewis Carroll’s most popular pieces are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through...

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