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­ asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

What is "Through the Looking Glass" for the Alice in Wonderland?

I mean I'm just really confused and it is kind of driving me insane how I see "Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass" and I'm really confused about the Through the Looking-Glass part... Can anyone clarify? Is it in the Disney movie? What is it? And one more thing, I heard about a lot of other sequals and related stories to Alice in Wonderland? Can anyone explain what the other stories are?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Though the Looking-Glass" is a sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," although it doesn't make any reference to the happenings of the first book. The Disney movie is based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," not "Through the Looking-Glass."

    So basically, they are two separate stories, two separate fantasy worlds, one main character.

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  • 4 years ago

    It's Tim Burton's own personal take on the sequel of both books, the Looking Glass was when she was still a little girl (around 4 or 5) and it was practically the same thing as the first book, just a world that's backwards. The new Alice in Wonderland is way after that, when Alice is about 18 or 19. And yes I agree that movie was just downright AMAZING! I was just dissapointed with the ending, I would have stayed with the Mad Hatter any day!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lewis Carroll wrote two books about Alice: "Alice in Wonderland", which became very famous, and years later he wrote another book, "Through the Looking Glass". They are two seperate stories - in the first one, Alice falls through a rabbit hole into another world, ín the second, she steps through a mirror (a looking glass) into another world. "Through the Looking Glass" is a darker story, more for adults.

    Alice in Wonderland is now such a famous story, that other writers and film makers have made several different versions - almost all based on only the first book.

    The famous Disney film is only based on "Alice in Wonderland" and has nothing to do with "Through the Looking glass"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Even though Disney's movie is 'Alice in Wonderland' there are a few refrences to 'Through the Looking Glass' including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the talking flowers and many other things.

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  • 1 decade ago

    through the looking glass is basically the sequel to alice in wonderland. she goes through a mirror into another world

    its not in the disney movie but there are other movies with it in it

    Heres a summary of the book:

    Alice ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror, and to her surprise, is able to pass through to experience the alternate world. She discovers a book with looking-glass poetry, "Jabberwocky," which she can read only by holding it up to a mirror. Upon leaving the house, she enters a garden, where the flowers speak to her and mistake her for a flower. There, Alice also meets the Red Queen, who offers a throne to Alice if she just moves to the eighth rank in a chess match. Alice is placed as the White Queen's pawn, and begins the game by taking a train to the fourth rank, since pawns in chess can move two spaces on the first move.

    She then meets Tweedledum and Tweedledee, of whom she knows from the famous nursery rhyme. After reciting to her the long poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter," the two proceed to act out the events of their own poem. Alice continues on to meet the White Queen, who is very absent-minded and later transforms into a sheep.

    The following chapter details her meeting with Humpty Dumpty, who explains to her the meaning of "Jabberwocky," before his inevitable fall from the wall. This is followed by an encounter with the Lion and the Unicorn, who again proceed to act out a nursery rhyme. She is then rescued from the Red Knight by the White Knight, who many consider to be a representation of Lewis Carroll himself. He repeatedly falls off his horse, which is probably a reference to the L-shaped move knights make in chess.

    At this point, she reaches the eight rank and becomes a queen, and by capturing the Red Queen, puts the Red King (who has remained stationary throughout the book) into checkmate. She then awakes from her dream (if it had been a dream), and blames her black kitten (the white kitten was wholly innocent) for the mischief caused by the story. The two kittens are the children of Dinah, Alice's cat in the first book.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They're two stories in one book.

    and no, it's not in the movie.

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