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CHARACTER PROFILES: ALICE IN WONDERLAND EDITION

by Caro, March 27, 2010

Greetings OBS readers!

OBS featured  Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Book Club this month in honor of Tim Burton’s movie. And because we know that fans are eager for more, this week we’re back with another OBS Character Profiles edition featuring some of the most enigmatic characters of Alice in Wonderland. They are well remembered for their craziness, muchness and for even cutting off some heads. Enjoy!

Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Karolina_Avalon.

Alice

Birthdate:In the book, she is 7, in the Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice, she is 19.
Hometown: n/a

Family: Sister (in Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice, Margaret), Mother, Father (recently deceased in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) , Aunt Imogene (Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice).

Relationships: In the 2010 movie, Alice is about to be engaged to Hamish, the boring and prudish son of one of her father’s business partners.

Physical Traits: She is depicted as a beautiful young blonde girl with bright blue eyes and fair skin. She wears a knee length blue dress with a white pinafore overlay. She also wears a black ribbon to tie her hair back.

Quotes:

Alice: “Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand? Or Australia?”

Alice: “Curiouser and curiouser!”

Alice: “I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sire, because I am not myself, you see.”

Summary: In Lewis Caroll’s book, Alice is the 7 year old protagonist of the story. She is supposedly from a wealthy family and is very smart, logical and practical. She is very comfortable within herself, and her practically clashes with the madness of Wonderland.

In Tim Burton’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland, Alice Kingsleigh is a 19 yr old who had had strange “dreams” when she was seven years old. At an awkward party run by her father’s business partner brings her back to Wonderland when she once again when the White Rabbit crosses her path once again.

Alice is played by Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland (2010).

The Mad Hatter



Birthdate:
n/a
Hometown:Wonderland.

Family:
n/a

Relationships: The Dormouse, the March Hare, Alice.
Physical Traits: Wild eyed, with a large hat with a card reading “In this style 10/6” on it. He wears a strange suit, and a bow tie ( Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland has white face, orange hair, and bright green eyes).

Other info: In the book, he seemingly lives to frustrate the young Alice, while in the movie he develops an emotional attachment to her.

Quotes:
“Why is a raven like a writing desk?”
“Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at!”
“I’m a poor man, your Majesty, and I hadn’t begun my tea–not above a week or so–and what with the bread-and-butter getting so thin–and the twinkling of the tea–‘.

Summary:

The Hatter brings madness, along with his companions the dormouse and the March Hare. He spouts riddles and just vexes the 7 year old Alice.

In Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice, Along with the Cheshire Cat, The Hatter acts more of a guide and a protector of the 19 year old Alice Kingsleigh.

The Mad Hatter is played by Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland (2010).

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