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ALICE & THE RABBIT HOLE

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Chapters 1. Down the Rabbit Hole

 

“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.”

 

~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

 

 

 

The Story behind Alice in Wonderland

 Alice Pleasance Liddell - The real Alice

Alice Pleasance Liddell - The real Alice

Alice was published in 1865, three years after Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat on 4 July 1862 . The Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell : Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13, born 1849); Alice Pleasance Liddell (aged 10, born 1852); Edith Mary Liddell (aged 8, born 1853).

The journey began at Folly Bridge near Oxford and ended five miles away in the village of Godstow. During the trip, Dodgson told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her. He began writing the manuscript of the story the next day, although that earliest version no longer exists. The girls and Dodgson took another boat trip a month later when he elaborated the plot to the story of Alice, and in November he began working on the manuscript in earnest.

 

 

 

The Rabbit Hole

Metaphor for the conceptual path which is thought to lead to the true nature of reality. Infinitesimally deep and complex, venturing too far down is probably not that great of an idea. 

Taking hallucinogenic drugs can be considered "tripping" down the rabbit hole, but it is also explored through philosophical and existential thinking. 

The origin of the term is from the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland which leads into Wonderland. Actually,since the 1960s there has been a trend for readers to identify an underlying drug theme in the book. Alice drinks potions and eats pieces of mushroom to change her physical state. However Alice in Wonderland inspired many kids, and you and me.

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For our understanding the rabbit hole is an entry into the unknown, a world built by imagination, not so different from the world we live in today. A quick trip to the virtual world with oculus rift. Watch Tesla changing the way we drive. We live in a world of the unknown, unknown if robots will take over employment in 30 years. Walking out the door not knowing what might hit us. Embrace the unknown because, nothing is sure, everything is possible. And...That´s it!