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Alice in wonderland...what does it mean(Drug Reffrences)?

what does the caterpillar smoking a hooka,she takes a trip when going own the rabbit hold very slow,then a door to her mind,Alice must first drink a mind-altering substance to "get small" The dangers of drug experimentation are hinted at when the door tells Alice that if she takes too much she'll, "go out like a candle",Alice eats something that makes her big"expands her mind"in an attempt to reach the key toher mind The downers allow her through the mind doorthat it is what she drunk that is the key to Wonderland,Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DeeThey appear harmless at firstTweedle make evil grins when Alice isn't looking,They sing about feeling like kings because their brains are turned to cabbagesand then get such a serious case of the munchies that they devour a bunch of children,The rest of the film is just one drug/mind-trip The film's climax takes place as Alice is beginning to emerge from the purple haze of Wonderland...WHAT DID/WAS Lewis Carroll TRYING TO TELL US/SHOW?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Alice in Wonderland"~actually "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"~has nothing to do with drugs! This is interpretation that started in the Sixties but was not considered before. So, forget about this utterly stupid and completely incorrect interpretation of Lewis Carroll's works! Every one of your statements is WRONG! You are applying today's extremely warped views of things to the works of a brilliant man.

    From Wikipedia:

    The possibility of drug use

    There has been much speculation that Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll's real name) used psychoactive drugs. However, there is no direct evidence that he ever did. It is true that the most common painkiller of the time ~~ laudanum ~~ was in fact a tincture of opium and could produce a "high" if used in a large enough dose. Most historians would admit Dodgson probably used it from time to time, since it was the standard domestic painkiller of its day and was to be found in numerous patent medicines of the time, but there is no evidence he ever abused it or that its effects had any impact on his work. There is no factual evidence to support a suggestion that he smoked cannabis. However, many people regard Alice's hallucinations in the Wonderland, when surrounded by teas, mushrooms and smoking insects, though tea and mushrooms were quite common, as references to psychedelic substances. This suggestion of psychedelic drug use made him extremely popular to the counterculture of the 1960s and was a positive way of showing the mainstream that one of their most famous and highly regarded writers also used these forbidden substances. Grace Slick wrote a song, "White Rabbit," recorded with both The Great Society and Jefferson Airplane, which depicted Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" as a psychedelic drug trip. Cannabis was not a very popular drug at the time, and the caterpillar has been speculated to have been smoking a range of different things.

    Learn something about the author, and you definitely will change your thinking~~I hope!

    The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer.

    His most famous writings are "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass" as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.

    His facility at word play, logic, and fantasy has delighted audiences ranging from children to the literary elite, and beyond this his work has become embedded deeply in modern culture, directly influencing many artists.

    There are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life in many parts of the world including North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

    NOTE: No man who was addled by drugs could have written such remarkable wordplay as Lewis was noted for.

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  • 4 years ago

    I personally like Alice In Chains more than Alice Cooper

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  • 1 decade ago

    Read the book. You'll get SOOOOO much more than a Disney Movie can EVER tell you!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    keep in mind that this was written in 1865- the drug problem really wasn't that prevalent back then.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Opium trip.

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