Alice in Wonderland, from a Freudian perspective

9 feet The highest that Alice Id Superego Genital Period grows in the whole story Described as the need of food and physical comfort, not use of logic and primitive behaivors. Id is represented in the first three chapters through Alice's childish behaivor: "When she got to the door, she found she had forgotten the key, and when she went back to the table for it: she could see quite plainly through the glass, and she tried her best to climb up one of the legs of the table, but it was too slippery; and when she had tired herself out with trying, the poor little thing sat down and creid" Represents the conscience and morality. Superego means also the Internalized parent values, which are clearly presented in the following quote: Is when individuals achieve a balance between the id and the supergo, according to Freuds theroy. This achievement is repre- sented in the story when she learns to control her size and becomes more self-possesed. This lets her have a better understanding of the nonesense in Wonderland. Alice: "Yu ought to be ashamed of yourself," said Alice, "a great girl like you," (she might well say this) "to go crying in this way! Stop this moment, i tell you!" Caterpillar: " One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter" "one side of what?" thought Alice to herself. "Of the mushroom" VISUAL ANALYSIS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND Alice in Wonderland is the story of a girl going through the adolescence. This is a period of time when the body goes through a lot of changes, since its the period in the lifetime when individuals are in the transition between child and adult. 4 feet Normal hight for her age According to Sigmund Freud, this is the Genital period, where individuals are looking for the balance between the strong impulses of the id and the restric- tions of the superego. Carrol represents this un balance in two different ways: through Alice's radical size changes and her behaivor. The graph represents this struggling seacrh for physical and emotional balance that Alice goes through story. 2 feet The smallest size that Alice is in the whole story CHAPTER II III IV VI VII VIII IX XI

Alice in Wonderland, from a Freudian perspective

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This timeline explores Alice's growth (-and shrunk!) both physically and mentally throughout the book, in relationship (very loosely) to the stages of growth defined by Sigmund Freud.


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