Alice in Wonderland

Alice's Aggression

The fantasy world of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" mimics reality, a world where as people mature from children to adults, they become more verbally aggressive. In the real world, adults often grow more confident as they grow older and more mature. They become wiser and learn some lessons in life. Adults also gain a mastery of their language and learn to assert themselves through language. This is what happens in Wonderland as Alice matures. As Alice's confidence in her verbal abilities soars, so does her verbal aggressiveness.

The adults in Wonderland (the king and queen) are extremely hostile and use aggressive language to assert their power and control over the other characters. The king and queen, in particular, use threats of physical violence to display aggression. Their constant cries of "Off with her head!" and "I'll have you executed," make the other characters tremble with fear. In fact, the king and queen's authority relies on this ability to strike fear into the others. The king and queen also use aggressive tones in their voice and aggressive body language to strengthen the power of their speech. In the trial chapter, the king's words are often delivered...

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