Published: 29 December 2023

Famous Doors: Alice in Wonderland

In Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice encounters a variety of doors that play a significant role in the story. One notable door is the one she discovers behind the curtain in the little doorframe in the hallway of the White Rabbit’s house. This door leads to the garden, but Alice finds that she cannot fit through it because she has grown too large. She then consumes a potion labelled “DRINK ME,” which causes her to shrink to a size that allows her to pass through the door and explore Wonderland.

Later in the story, Alice encounters another door, this time in the forest. This door is small and locked, and Alice is given a key to unlock it. Beyond this door is the beautiful garden where she meets the Queen of Hearts and various other Wonderland characters.

The doors in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” symbolise transitions and the unpredictable nature of Wonderland. They serve as portals to different realms, and Alice’s interactions with them contribute to her surreal and unpredictable journey through Wonderland. The changing sizes and locked doors also reflect themes of identity, growth, and the challenges Alice faces in navigating the fantastical world she finds herself in.


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