The Mad Hare and March Hatter

Posted On November 10, 2009

Filed under Jenna K.

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Seven Chapter. This chapter seemed so backwards. But at the same time it made sense. It’s almost like I’ve become so accustomed to the world of Wonderland and it’s nonsense that it all seems natural to me.

The March Hare and Mad Hatter, most of what they said makes sense. Most of their thoughts are a mixture of ideas purely based on the denotation of a word and ideas purely based on the connotation. Like ‘say what you mean and mean what you say’ – that’s all about the denotation of the language. But, ‘beating time’ – that’s all about the connotation and personification of the language.

I want to say that the March Hare and Mad Hatter are crazy, because that is what Carroll wants us to believe. But at the same time I want to say that they are not crazy, they just have a different mind-set then the rest of us. I mean what is so crazy about having a watch that only gives the day, and not the hour? That’s just like a calendar if you think about it. Now there may be something odd about trying to fix said watch with butter, but what’s Wonderland without a few oddities?

Do you think thae Mad Hatter and March Hare are crazy? Or do you think that they have just been subjected to the common misconception that anybody who thinks differently then the majority is not right in the head?

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One Response to “The Mad Hare and March Hatter”

  1. Shannon L.

    I agree with you about becoming so accustomed to the world of Wonderland that all the nonsense seems natural. I also agree that the Mad Hatter and the March Hare are not crazy. I think that like you said they just have a different mind set than the rest of us. To some people, like Carroll they think this makes them “mad.” I do think that some things the two of them do are a little crazy, but it does not make them insane. I think these characters are more intersting than crazy. Like the Mad Hatter’s watch, that is not weird if you think about it, just like you stated it is just like having a calender on his wrist. Also like most people they do some weird things, like try to fix the watch with but butter, but that does not make them insane. So to answer your question once again, I do not think that the Mad Hatter and the March hare are crazy but misrepresented.

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