All You Need to Know About the Alice in Wonderland Adaptation

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What is the Alice in Wonderland Adaptation?

In the book Alice in Wonderland, there is an adaptation called Alice: How Long is Forever. This change in title comes with a change in plot and character. The story begins on the day that Nathaniel Hawthorne died and ends with the birth of Lewis Carroll’s daughter, Audrey Carnavon Smith. Audrey is born as a result of a gynecological operation that her mother had been planning but can no longer afford after her husband’s death. This surgery allows Audrey to see the seemingly endless Alice, a creature that her mother has imagined as a child in an attempt to distract her from the pain of an incurable disease. The original story by Lewis Carroll is told through the eyes of Alice’s older sister, Dora. The change in title and plot allows for one of the most creative stories I have ever read.

alice how long is forever
alice how long is forever

The Cast of Alice and Why They Were Chosen

Audrey Carnavon Smith: Audrey is born after the death of Nathaniel Hawthorne to a family that is struggling to survive. Her father tries to sell his books and his work, which is the cause of Audrey’s birth. She watches Alice as she falls in love with her imaginary friend from her home in Wonderland. Her mother, Alice’s little sister, had always imagined that Alice would be born with a white rabbit head, and Audrey becomes much like her fictional sister. Throughout the entire story, Audrey tries to make sense of the world around her. “Audrey is extraordinarily self-conscious and introspective, constantly wondering if she is accepted and worthwhile.”
John Peale Bishop: John Peale Bishop was born in the same house where Hawthorne was born. His father, a trained theologian, tried to create a true son in his son. In the novel, Alice watches as many of the other children hurt their father for various reasons. She has several plans: to marry her father instead of her mother and open a school; to run away from home; and kill her parents. She fails at all of these, but she doesn’t really want to follow through with them.
Lydia Peale: Lydia is one of the daughters of the second Mrs. Hawthorne, and she has a physically odd appearance. She has white hair, bright blue eyes, and a mole over her left eye. She is also prone to getting sick very easily and also is misunderstood because she loves pets and animals more than most other girls her age.

alice how long is forever
alice how long is forever

Alice’s Biography and That Little White Rabbit

Alice D. Trenk: Alice is a young girl with an extremely active imagination as a child. She has vivid dreams about the characters of Wonderland and she is constantly making up stories with her little sister, Dora. As she grows older and bigger, Alice loses the ability to make up stories and the characters that she once believed in begin to disappear. After Nathaniel Hawthorne dies, Alice’s father shows her some of his unpublished works and her words become a way to make sense of his death. Her mother’s story, which starts earlier in the book, is told through her eyes as she seeks to make sense of the unfairness of life.
Dora Trenk: Dora is Alice’s younger sister. She is gentle, sweet, and shy. Dora is used by Alice to make up stories. At the time of her death, she is six years old.
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Nathaniel Hawthorne is Alice’s father and a famous author in his time. He is a great storyteller and Alice loves to hear about his adventures. He dies of tuberculosis before Dora’s death.

alice how long is forever
alice how long is forever

The Plot of Alice in Wonderland and What Makes It So Interesting?

The plot of Alice: How Long is Forever is different because it begins with the death of Nathaniel Hawthorne. It follows Alice’s disappearance and reappearance as she sees her mother’s once imagined White Rabbit. Audrey becomes the “Alice” that her mother imagined as a child, who loses the ability to make sense of everything around her. Her father and mother had planned to save money for an expensive surgery which would help Audrey deal with a life threatening illness, but now there is no money left to do so. The plot of Alice in Wonderland is common for an adaptatability, but a plot about a family is not that common.
The writer of this novel is Lewis Carroll, who later wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The plot of Alice: How Long is Forever differs from the plot of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland because it begins with a death instead of a birth; Nathaniel Hawthorne dies. It was written on a rainy day in 1863 and there was very little time to write it as Ezra Pound, who was an editor, wanted to publish the book as soon as possible. He was very persuasive to the publishers.

alice how long is forever
alice how long is forever

Analysis of CGI, Music, Style & More – All The Things that Make A Good Adaptation Good!

Alice: How Long is Forever brings an interesting twist to the story of Alice in Wonderland. The CGI is well done and does a good job at blending with the real world and the world of Wonderland. The fact that Audrey’s mother, who meets her long after she has become ill, brings Alice into both worlds. The music helps to create the tone of both worlds and the voice acting is performed well. There are many more things I could talk about, but this would take too much time. To sum it up, Alice: How Long is Forever is an excellent book that actually begins with the death of a character.
Alice: How Long is Forever is an excellent book written in the style of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Throughout this book, you are brought into both the real world and the world of Wonderland. The CGI does a good job at blending with the real world and adds to the story instead of distracting from it. It does a especially good job at blending with Audrey’s mother, who is meant to be a real-world representation of Alice. The music compliments the story and creates sufficient feeling in each scene. The voice acting is good, especially when it comes to Audrey. I could find no faults with this book and recommend it to any lover of Alice in Wonderland or anyone who is even a little bit curious.

alice how long is forever
alice how long is forever