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Transcript of Lewis Carroll
His Life and Childhood
Lewis Carroll was a very famous author. He was the author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Those books were a success. He published Alice in Wonderland in 1865. The sequel was published six years later in 1871. Alice in Wonderland is the first book to the series. He decided to write a sequel to it
He made children all ages and all grade levels love the books he has written. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were only two of the books he wrote. He also wrote many other books and poems. The movie was inspired by Lewis Carroll"s books.
He was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire in England and died on January 14, 1898 at the age of 65.
His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. His pen name was, as most people called him, Lewis Carroll. He was the oldest son and the 3rd one born of the 11 children. At the age of 14 his mother died with an illness. He was always creative and imaginative. When he was younger, he learned at home and was taught by his mother and father. In 1846, at age 12, he went to Rugby School. He was less happy at Rugby School. He was the most promising boy at the Rugby School since R.B. Mayor came in business. In 1854, he graduated from Christ Church College in Oxford. He never chose to marry anyone and didn't have any children.
Alice began when Carroll and the Liddell girls were having a picnic. One of those girls was a 4 year old girl named Alice Liddell. Carroll told the girls a story. Alice loved the story so much that she asked Carroll to write it down for her. Alice and Carroll used to meet up together. In 1964 Carroll gave Alice a handwritten copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice loved it. So he decided to publish it. Since that was such a big hit he also published Through the Looking Glass. Alice is also in Through the Looking Glass. He put an acrostic poem at the end of Through the Looking Glass.
His Writing Career
Lewis Carroll started out writing poems. As he started to keep on writing and started to writing Alice in Wonderland after his inspiration of Alice. He wrote poetry and books in genres of children's literature, fantasy literature, mathematical logic, literacy nonsense, linear, algebra, voting theory. After leaving Rugby School, he wrote more and more.
The Disney Movie and the Book
The Disney movie of Alice in Wonderland and the original book are different in ways. They changed some characters.
The movie was animated by Disney.
Alice eats carrots to make the house smaller. The caterpillar turns into a butterfly. In the movie there was the Walrus in the Carpenter.
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
The original book was called, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Then he changed it to Alice in Wonderland. Most people know the story as Alice in Wonderland. So many people liked it. He even wrote Alice Liddell(his inspiration)a copy of the book. In July 26, 1951 the Disney animated movie of Alice in Wonderland came out. In March 5, 2010, actors filmed the movie in UK. It was supposed to be released in 2009, but was pushed back to 2010. They are planning to release Through the Looking Glass in 2016.
Through the Looking Glass is about how Alice travels into the looking glass. The red queen asks her to be a pawn in her chess game with the white queen. The only thing is, the chess game is in real life. Once Alice gets to the eighth square she would turn into a queen.(like in a regular chess game) So Alice travels square by square. On her adventure she meets humpty dumpty, tweedledum and tweedledee, and a knight. Alice got to the eighth square and they turned her into the queen. She took her place as the queen. But then she realized she was in the looking glass. So she shook the red queen. The red queen turned into the looking glass and Alice was back home.
The book was written by Lewis Carroll.
Alice eats cakes to make the house smaller.
The caterpillar crawls away from Alice.
There was the Mock Turtle and the Grypon.
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