my snapchat story rn
The man who wrote the story was on multiple drugs… He wrote everything that he saw or imagined when he was on them, that’s how the story came about.
I don’t know if that has ruined my childhood or answered multiple questions or both
Yeah. Lewis Carroll was on all these drugs & he hallucinated a lot & would see Alice, who was just a creation of his own mind.
Stop talking out of your asses.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was a reverend and a mathematician and was NEVER thought to have been a recreational user of either opium or laudanum. Dodgson died in 1898. LSD wasn’t even created until 1938 and psilocybin mushrooms didn’t become popular in Caucasian culture until 1955. To make a comparison between these drugs and Alice in Wonderland is completely absurd.
The story was written as an allegory for complex mathematical equations. Because of our modern drug culture, it’s all been misinterpreted, but it’s nothing more than an “elaborate satire of modern mathematics” (4). Wonderland is just a world where seemingly impossible constants, algorithms, and algebraic systems are possible.
As for the “hallucinations,” Alice Liddell was a REAL 10-year old girl who knew Dodgson, and who the story was presumably written about. In addition to religion, mathematics, and writing, Dodgson took an interest in photography, primarily portraits of children. There have been accusations of pedophilia for Dodgson, however “Carroll’s interest in young female innocence is explained by some of the experts as one that invoked desire, but not necessarily sexual” (1).
The drug references were created LONG after the story was actually written, and remember that the original Disney movie premiered in 1951. Stop creating misconceptions about an author you know nothing about because people on Tumblr are very easily impressionable.