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Author: Greek Muse

Title: Alice in Dopeland

Have you ever sat and watched an animated movie you've seen a million times and thought you knew it all by heart, to suddenly watch it years later and discover a whole new level of meaning to it? Disney's Alice in Wonderland did exactly that for me.

Technically, 'Alice in Wonderland' is not the intellectual property of Disney of course; it was written in 1865 by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. What I would really love to know is, how was he inspired to write this amusing novel! His real name alone is rather 'dodgy'!

Have you ever noticed how 'Alice' wanders off into a wondrous land where she seems to be hallucinating, seeing things, hearing things, etc.? The only way she could get from one place to another, or one size to another, is through eating some sort of magic mushroom and various other questionable objects.

My favourite character has to be the bong smoking caterpillar, who is so insistent on his pronunciation and adamant that Alice pronounces words ek-zac-t-ly correctly! The Cheshire Cat of course, who 'isn't all there', is another character made infamous through this animated version. The 'Mad Hatter' who has taught us that you could always take more but could never take less, not to mention that it's always all right to celebrate your unbirthday everyday. Or the mad Queen and her army of cards; or the numerous characters that seem to be smoking all the time; or the dog with a broom snout that sweeps away anything that could be traced so there's no turning back or being found out; the symbolism is endless. Seriously, if this movie isn't about how becoming a druggie is grand, then I don't know what would be a better way of portraying it!

The only character that seems to have both paws on the ground, is the hurried Rabbit, who's constantly late for something, I'm assuming reality!

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