What’s the “Porpoise?”
I’m having some trouble finding a reason for chapter 10 to even exist. I’ve looked through it over and over again and can’t find anything symbolic, no deeper meaning, no hidden lesson, nothing that hints towards drugs and sex, nothing that makes fun of politics, nothing.
All I can find is the usual play on words and confusing conversation.
The Mock Turtle and Gryphon kind of remind me of the March Hare and Mad Hatter except not as witty and energetic. They tell all these odd stories that are logical but don’t make sense to us. Their stories have a lot of play on words like ‘porpoise’ and ‘whitings’ and ‘soles and eels’. They cause a lot of confusion, and like the Caterpillar make her recite poems. Unlike the other chapters there are all more parodies on early poems in this chapter, I don’t know if there is something important about that. Why does Carroll make fun of some many published writings? Why were there a bulk of parodies in this chapter? I don’t know.
So basically, this blog was just written for people to comment on it and help me find a ‘porpoise’ to this chapter 🙂 Because I’ve tried and have not succeeded.