One Cool Cat
After I read a book I try to think of the characters that I will remember. These characters usually did something funny, important, or were just inherently different. After reading Alice, I thought to myself “Alice, The Queen, The Duchess, and The Cheshire-Cat”. Alice because she’s the main character and that kind of makes her important, the Queen because of her personality, and the Duchess because of her interesting take on life. “Why do I remember the cat?” I asked myself this over and over and then realized that it’s because of what I’ve heard and not because of the story its self. I had to figure out what was so “amazing” and “incredible” about this cat. In doing so, I found out that he’s one cool cat.
“Only in two chapters?”, I thought to myself as I tried to find greater insight into this special cat. But as I read the lines of the sections he was in, I noticed a difference. Like I did in my blog “I Found the Porpoise”, I found a striking difference between the Cheshire-Cat and the other characters within the story. He has the unmatched sense of cool within Wonderland. He acts as a ‘voice of reason’ and shows Alice just how crazy Wonderland is. Unlike other characters, instead of going crazy, and having a very strong response to Alice and the happenings she causes, The Cat remains cool and collected. In the face of ‘beheading’ he stays calm and watches the panic that he creates. He is almost a God-like figure in the story in the way he floats around and is all-knowing.
I’m glad I looked into the Cheshire-Cat a little bit more. His unflappability and control he has over his emotions, and those of others, makes him my new favorite character. Wait, the Duchess and her morals were pretty cool even though they didn’t make any sense. 1. Duchess, 2. Cool Cat