Fantasy and Imagination in Literature Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Fantasy and Imagination in Literature
An analysis of "Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll and "Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley.
# 135784 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Children)

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The paper discusses how during the 19th century, the genre of children's fantasy literature emerged, with two of the most prominent authors of this genre being Charles Kingsley and Lewis Carroll. The paper asserts that of the two, Carroll seems more interested in helping children imagine and fantasize. The paper shows how while Kingsley did innovate with fantasy literature, he also tried to convey a very Victorian set of moral teachings for children, while Carroll focused exclusively on innovating for children.

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"Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) and Charles Kingsley were two of the most popular 19th Century authors of children's fantasy literature. Both, coincidently were ordained clergymen and both were influential writers who can be seen as a part of the Victorian age, publishing Alice in Wonderland (Carroll) in 1865 and Water Babies (Kinsley) in 1863 (Lam). As a genre of literature, fantasy was somewhat controversial for much the 19th Century. Many believed that children's literature should mainly..."

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