Wonderland, created by Lewis Carroll in 1865, was a strange place with very peculiar characters.
As popular as the story has been for 148 years, there are some things everyone should know about it.
So, here it goes: 10 things you should know about Alice in Wonderland:
1. The 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland, combined the original story with the sequel, Through the Looking Glass.
2. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was the real name of Lewis Carroll
3. The song, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” was a sly reference to slavery.
4. Part of Alice’s allure was her interest in drugs (a caterpillar sitting on a mushroom smoking…)
5. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum represented depression and evil.
6. The Cheshire Cat represented the idea of one fading in and out of sanity.
7. All the non-heart face cards in the story were left out to signify that the Queen of Hearts was not, “playing with a full deck.”
8. The Tea Party represented alcoholism, not conservatism as it does today.
9. The White Rabbit’s watch represented accuracy and sanity. When it was broken, Alice lost touch with reality.
10. The 10/6 tag sticking out of the Mad Hatter’s hat was a price tag, nothing more.
Hope you enjoyed this trip down the rabbit hole.