In 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' what is the answer to the Hatter's riddle 'Why is a raven like a writing desk'?
In Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Hatter's famous riddle - "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" - has no answer.
"Have you guessed the riddle yet?" the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
"No, I give it up," Alice replied. "What's the answer?"
"I haven't the slightest idea," said the Hatter.
"Nor I," said the March Hare.
Alice sighed wearily. "I think you might do something better with the time," she said, "than wasting it in asking riddles that have no answers."
When he wrote the book, Carroll had no answer for the riddle either, nor did he intend there to be one. However, over subsequent years, so many people asked him the answer that in the preface to the 1896 edition he wrote:
"Enquiries have been so often addressed to me, as to whether any answer to the Hatter's Riddle can be imagined, that I may as well put on record here what seems to me to be a fairly appropriate answer, viz: 'Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front!' This, however, is merely an afterthought; the riddle as originally invented, had no answer at all."
(Note that he spells "nevar" as "raven" written backwards - a joke which overenthusiastic copy editors "corrected" in later editions.)
Carroll is not the only person to offer an answer after the fact, other solutions have also been given, the best known being, "because Poe wrote on both." Other suggestions include, "because there is a 'b' in both and an 'n' in neither," and "because they both have inky quills."
It has been claimed that Carroll is satirizing philosophical paradoxes and riddles. As a logician he may be poking fun at our need for an answer to every question. In reality it is not a riddle at all, but a pseudo-problem masquerading as a riddle. He believed that most riddles are fallacious because they lead the reader to believe that such events are possible or even answerable.
Ultimately, it could be true to say that the real answer to the question is that there is no answer.
The White Rabbit "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"
Anything can happen; the minds of children are both strange and free; the adults should retain some of the children's capacity to dream, to imagine, to believe - if they want to remain forever young. Or - life can become "curiouser and curiouser".
alices sister is reading her a book and then alice falls asleep and the whole rest of the movie is her dream
Symbolism in literature is usually subjective, so what the roses represent can vary from reader to reader. However, it is frequently said that the scene in which the white roses are painted red refers to the War of the Roses, in which the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose, was defeated by the House of Lancaster who used a red rose as their symbol.
I personaly don't beileve there is one... I'm doing a project on it and can't think of anything. Maybe that there will always be a problem in your way, but you have to overcome them.
None. Gakuen Alice is almost nothing like Alice in Wonderland. In Gakuen Alice there are supernatural people that are called Alices. The only thing similar between theese two is that they have strange things happening. None. There is hardly any smilarities.
The characters in Alice in Wonderland represent the emotion in her mind and her real life acquaintances. Cheshire Cat- Dinah, who is Alices only friend and understands her. In the novel, the Cheshire Cat is the first animal that Alice does not offend. Caterpillar- The caterpillars lofty ego may represent Alice's older sister, who may be bossy.
It is not known what font is used it is just in Alices own hand writing that the note was written in
Jean Lewinski has written: 'Les alices' 'Les alices. 2, La la la'
No she has two Alices which Nullification and Stealing. These Alices are very rare. She also has the Inserting but I'm guessing Stealing and Inserting go hand in hand.
Sadly, no. As much as we may wish for Alices, midget alchemists, or magical shops owned by alcoholic witches to exist, they are not real. But that's what fanfiction is for.
Mary Alice Brandon
Alice had a little sister named Cynthia. Alices sister's name is Cynthia Brandon. In New moon Cynthia's daughter (alice's neice) is still alive.
Mary Alice Brandon
her name is Cynthia :)
mikan's alices are nullification and the steal Alice (read the manga for this Alice) she also has the insertion Alice but i think the steal and insertion alices come in pairs. like the heal and hurt Alice Imai-sempai has.
Mary then her middle name was Alice
Alice's sisters name is rosalie.
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Ebay or Lady love.
Why not try getting a picture and showing the hairdresser ??
a yellow Porsche 911 turbo
in alices vision but not in real life :)
in the manga her alices are nullification,insertion,stealing,and teleporting
Jasper Hale, played by Jackson Rathbone.
Human: Mary Alice Brandon Vampire: Mary Alice Cullen
yes if you look at alices left hand she has a wedding ring on the third finger.
No one knows, well I don't know! lol :D
i figured you wouldn't be opposed to grand theft auto
Alices real name is Mary, her Middle name was Alice :)
Alice's is one of the "special" vampires like Edward Cullen or Jasper Cullen. She can see the future.
there isn't a shop where you can pop in and buy them. Ebay does sell a few though. Quick!
Cynthia Brandon It never disclosed her middle name.
Mary Alice Brandon you don't find out until New Moon though
In Eclipse but can't remember the page #. *(^_^)* Huge Taylor Swift Fan
Alice Cullen or Mary Alice Brandon was her human name.
Bellas is firstname.lastname@example.org and Alices is email@example.com
That Alice Is Acutually Talking To a Puppy . Animals Do Not Talk To Humans. But They Do Talk About Us In There Language.
her name is mikan. her Alice is nullification. she nullifies other peoples alices in defense.
Alice Cullen is able to see into the future, but if the person decides to change their action, the vision changes too.
All the quest items can be found in the system sectors during questploration.
There is this store up in Forks called Dazzled By Twilight. I got Alices gloves and her choker there, $15 and $45.
Jasper and Alice don't have fake names. They use their real names at school, home, and everywhere else.
Does Alice get invited when Bella invites everyone else to wherever shes inviting them in the book and movire evclipes?
ya of course its at alices house
Rosalie tells Edward that Alice had a vision where she saw Bella jump off a cliff.