Kendall Jenner as Alice

In other news, Kendall Jenner posed as Alice for a spread in the December edition of Vogue. Here are a few of the images, what do you guys think? Do you think she captures the Alice that we know from the story or is Kendall portraying more of the Alice we see in movies/mainstream media? Curious and Curiouser

Personally, I love the Caterpillar in the images and I also love how high fashion the photo’s are (what a surprise in Vogue); however, I dont know if I would consider this to be of Alice as we would see her in the books.

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Alternative Alice

This summer I picked up a book from a local bookstore. It had only been on the shelves for less than an hour and after reading the first few pages I was intrigued. It was called, Alice by Christina Henry. Instead of being the fun fairy tale story that we just finished reading, this book is a much darker spin on the Alice tale. I recommend if you like the description that you check it out or give it a read. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. I will say the story can be graphic (gory and rape triggers) but if that doesn’t generally bother you then take a look:

A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll…

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.

And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

Gender Reversal

A popular topic within the Brooker reading was the idea that Lewis Carroll had an inappropriate, adult-to-child, relationship with Alice Little. After looking at the different theories surrounding Carroll and Alice, do you think that if Carroll was a woman showing a special interest in a little girl, or if Carroll was a woman who liked the company of little boys, there would have been as many disturbing assumptions made about the relationship between the two? Would the situation have been as heavily documented or would it have been less horrifying and therefore not as interesting?

 

please comment any ideas that you have regarding this question.