The Mad Hare and March Hatter
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?