Part One: Character Analysis
In the novel Alice in Wonderland of Lewis Carroll titled as “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland,” the author has provided us with various inexhaustible mine of the philosophical, literary, and the scientific themes. The author has also interestingly written the novel basing on the plot of the book and the style of writing and also character presentation. Therefore, in these sections of the novel Alice in Wonderland, we are going to illustrate character study and analysis involving critiques of the differences between the character in the Alice in Wonderland and the character in the films. Thus to be specific, the paper will analyze the characters of the white rabbit in the “Alice in the Wonderland.”
The white rabbit is the first creature that Alice sees in her adventure since it raced passed Alice on the hind legs checking the pocket watch and also muttering anxiously. Then Alice chased the white rabbit down the hole which made her find herself in the wonderland. The rabbit was anxious, aristocratic and dandified since it didn’t want to be late, i.e. “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” (Kathryn and Jerry) Alice encountered an enchanted house and a garden after following the rabbit through the hole. The rabbit was distinguished from the rest since it had a gardener, a big house and he was always wearing the gloves, the waistcoat, and the pocket watch but most of the time he is in a hurry. He is a prime minister of the sorts in the wonderland since he is closely involved with the royalty there and he carries the orders of the royalty despite the fact that he doesn’t institute these policies. The fear he has on the queen of Heart while in the croquet competition makes him behave as if he is rude, short with Alice and also in a hurry always. For instance “to play croquet and takes her along with the procession. Alice walks beside the White Rabbit and asks him if he has seen the Duchess. The Rabbit swiftly shushes Alice.”
As it’s well known from the initial experience, a white rabbit is mostly in a hurry. Similarly, in the film of Alice in Wonder by Disney/ Tim Burton, the character used to illustrate the white rabbit possess the same characters. The voice of Michael Sheen who is acting as the white rabbit has important date information indeed. Fussy bunny is thus charged with finding Alice and bringing her down the rabbit hole. Things went amiss in the “Underland,” and therefore most people are hoping that Alice will help to set all things right.
In the comparison of both the story and the movie, The first scene of the movie illustrates that the white rabbit goes to find Alice and lures her down to the hole while for the book we find that the white rabbit suddenly appears as the two sisters were sitting together reading a boring book and says “Oh dear! I shall be late!” (Carroll 1) The readers and the moviegoers identify the story by the characters and the most powerful way of reaching the audience is by character’s emotions. Therefore the creation of the characters in the book “Alice in Wonderland” and the directors of the movie were influenced by the aspect of emotions. This is because development of the character emotions is essential in the transformation of the whole story level. The author also used emotional reaction levels to change the scene and the characters in Alice in Wonderland. This can be illustrated by the white rabbit statement “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” (Burton Scene 1) This statement appears in the first scene of both the movie and the book. Basing on the presentation of the first scene, the book version of the presentation is more likable because of the exposition. For instance, it has been illustrated that Alice is an imaginative person who was destructed quickly by the rabbit dressed in the white clothes crying that “I’m late!”
Part two: Practical application
Basing on the character analyzed (the white rabbit) from the Alice in Wonderland, he is very anxious and always in a hurry. The problem of dealing with a person who is always anxious is that he/ she faces joint panic that befalls him most of the inconvenient times. This may lead to the shocking heart, chest pain, zipping digestive system and their sorts of pain. These effects of anxious don’t stop there; it may result to the anxious thoughts that can lead to doubting of ourselves, fear of what people think of us and also worry what others think of them. Therefore, good night sleep goes far, and it’s replaced with panic, fear, over-think, worry and ruminates at night. These effects can lead to poor concentration, performance at work and many more.
However, these effects of anxiousness can be dealt with and then overcome. Hence the patients could be helped through the development of the toolbox of techniques that can rise to the challenges of the anxiousness. The patient is supposed to build a list of the activities like practicing, reading of the materials, etc. that can work for him to deal with the anxiety effects. Some of the activities can be very simple to do them at any place while others need a proper elaborate to do them at home. Therefore the patient should read articles and watch YouTube videos relating to the way of beating anxiety. In the administration of the treatment, It’s essential to understand the cause of the effects and the symptoms of the patient. The other aspect is through counseling which will help the people with the condition to focus on solving their problem, e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy. The last one is through the administration of the medicine. While dealing with the patient is essential to understand the way he feels and thinks so that you can understand her perspective, then you look outside the box to possess the cognitive flexibility. Therefore understanding the perspective of the patient will enable ease assessment of the level of infection and hence proper administering of treatment.
Part three: Self-analysis
What do you need most in your life? Most of the people in the world including myself prefer being successful in life. Success is important in life especially in all aspects of a human being, i.e., academic, investment and so on. When I think of success, it reminds me of a bad accident I encountered as I was learning to ride a bicycle at the age of ten years. I am grateful I know how to ride it, but I can’t forget the encounter whenever I touch on my face. It was on Sunday after church an when I returned home retired to my bed. My parents could not afford to buy me a bicycle, and therefore all of my life wishes and feelings were directed to riding a bicycle since I always admired my fellow kid from the neighborhood as they ride. That Sunday was a blessing to me since I woke up and found all my parents were in the house and the gate was open. I sneaked from the compound and went to the neighborhood so that I may utilize that opportunity and learn. The results were injuries after my friends left me to ride alone and I went on hitting the wall of the house. The next minute I found myself in the hospital covered with bandages in the face. After that, I realized curiosity is a good thing despite the fact that it may lead to a dilemma. I eventually became a talented rider and at the moment am I always participate in the athletics competitions.
Similarly, as Alice was following the white rabbit, she was not supposed to follow it. Consequentially, she might know that following the rabbit might make the mother very angry especially when she gets dirty. However, she decided to do it. She may have convinced herself that she didn’t witness the galloping rabbit in the yard or resist the urge to know what the rabbit was late for. Instead, she didn’t. She went on following the white rabbit hence landing to the wonderland. Therefore, what this implies to me is that being curious is okay. And it’s also important to be impulsive again and again. It’s known that curiosity was the fact behind the killing of the cat but based on the famous authors, leaders and the inventors in the whole world in the present are curious, and no one will benefit from their curiosity if they could not follow their white rabbits.
It’s important to connect the real life with the Alice since its essential to dream of the impossible things and make them possible. This is applicable in the world since the setting of the high goals and striving to achieve them is what everyone needs to do. The other aspects include wondering don’t mean you are lost; everyone has his reality. Lastly, it’s important to know that everyone on the earth is a different person today as compared to what he was yesterday and he will be different tomorrow. You may be healthy today and sick tomorrow and therefore as a healthcare professional its essential to understand other people perspectives and assist them based on their perspective.
Alice in Wonderland. Dir. Tim Burton. 2010.
Alice in Wonderland. Dir. Walt Disney Production. Perf. Beaumont Kathryn and Colonna Jerry. 1951.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. New York: Macmillan, 1865.