Alice and The Mad Hatter…

 Alice in Wonderland is a novel that was written in 1865  by author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.  Hatta, the Hatter is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s sequel,  Through the Looking-Glass. He is often called the Mad Hatter, though this term was never used by Carroll. The phrase “Mad as a hatter”  pre-dates Carroll’s work.

The Hatter and March Hare are initially called ” both mad” by the Cheshire Cat, with both first appearing in Alice in Wonderland in the seventh chapter titled A Mad Tea-Party“.  The Hatter explains to Alice that he and March Hare are always having tea because when he tried to sing for the Queen of Hearts at her celebration, she sentenced him to death for “murdering the time,” but he escapes decapitation.

In retaliation time (is referred to “Him”) halts himself in respect to the Hatter, keeping him and the March Hare stuck at 6:00 forever. As such, he exclaims “Tea Time” at random occasions.  When Alice arrives at the tea party it’s characterized by switching plates on the table at any given time, making short personal remarks and asking unanswerable riddles and reciting nonsensical poetry.

One of  the most notable riddles is: ” Why is a raven like a writing desk” When Alice gives up, the Hatter admits he does not have an answer himself all of which eventually drive Alice away.  Have you ever been at a party and the people just seemed to be talking, in unanswerable riddles and reciting nonsensical redrick?  Sometimes a girl just has to take her tea-pot and go home. 

3 thoughts on “Alice and The Mad Hatter…

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