Victorian Fantasy - Literature

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Victorian Fantasy - Literature

  1. 1. By: Fábio Castellan
  2. 2. Victorian Fantasy: X Reality Fantasy
  3. 3. During the Victorian Age, most part of the children had to labour, St of the time under brutal conditions and long schedules, in order to help financially their families. The interest for their view of the world and for their lost of innocence were the theme of many books produced at that time, creating a new genre of literature: the fantasy stories – also refered as nonsense literature for many authors and critics. Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  4. 4. Lewis Carroll: ( 1832-1898 ) His real name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, but he is mostly none for his pseudonym. He was born in Chesire, a small Village in England. Lewis went to Oxford, as his father did previously. He was very good in mathematics and logic. He then got a master’s degree and started teaching at Oxford.
  5. 5. Besides his mathematic skills, Lewis became famous for his both Alice’s stories: “Alice in Wonderland” and the sequel “Through the Looking-Glass”. Lewis is suffers many critics for his controvesive relationship with children; one phrase he said was: “I like children – except boys”. He liked to draw and sometimes photograph children naked, always with the permission of their parents. Alice’s photograph by Lewis.
  6. 6. Alice Pleasance Liddell: She was the daughter of the dean, Henry George. When they moved to Oxford, she met Lewis Carroll. They had a very close relationship. During a trip boat, she asked him to tell her a story, wich was the basis of the book he would later write. Tough Lewis denied, Alce Liddell is believed to have been the inspiration for Alice.
  7. 7. The book is the sequel of the prior Alice’s book: “The Adventures on Wonderland” It tells about a dream Alide had: she wondered what was beneath the mirror and she accidentaly falls inside it, finding a world totally different than the real. The story is full of puzzles and “nonsense logic challenges”.
  8. 8. Nonsense literature book, “Jabberwocky”, wich can only be read with the aid of a mirror. The garden of the speaking flowers who mistake her as another flower.
  9. 9. The Chess Board in the Garden “Faster, faster...”
  10. 10. Looking-Glass Insect Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  11. 11. The Walrus and the Carpenter The Lion and the Unicorn
  12. 12. Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme Portmanteau
  13. 13. The Red King Sleeping Alce becomes “Queen Alice” and wins the game.
  14. 14. Alice wakes up from her dream. She blames the black Kitty, not the white one.
  15. 15. Who Dreamed It? A boat beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily Children yet, the tale to hear, In an evening of July-- Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near. Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, In a Wonderland they lie, Pleased a simple tale to hear-- Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die. Ever drifting down the stream-- Autumn frosts have slain July. Lingering in the golden gleam-- Life, what is it but a dream? Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes.

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