Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
by Lewis Carroll
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Characters

Meet the Cast

Alice

Alice is a seven-and-a-half-year-old little girl living in an upper-middle-class family in Victorian England. She has an older sister who's too literal-minded to play the imaginative games Alice th...

Alice's Sister

Character in: EnglandAlice's sister, who is never named, only appears for a moment. She's the only other character we see in England, and she serves as a foil for Alice herself. While Alice is youn...

The White Rabbit

Character in: WonderlandThe White Rabbit is like a decoy – he's the surprising and interesting thing that Alice follows that leads to all her adventures in Wonderland. He first attracts Alice...

The Caterpillar

Character in: WonderlandThe Caterpillar is the first character who really makes an effort to guide Alice on her journey. Since she's tired of growing larger and smaller due to circumstances beyond...

The Cheshire Cat

Character in: WonderlandThe Cheshire Cat is famous for its ability to appear and disappear at will and for its enormous grin. In fact, sometimes the entire Cat disappears, leaving only the grin beh...

The Duchess

Character in: WonderlandThe Duchess demonstrates how people can change radically in different environments. When she's in her pepper-filled house with her angry cook and squealing baby, she is rude...

The March Hare, the Mad Hatter, and the Dormouse

Characters in: WonderlandThe March Hare, the Mad Hatter, and the Dormouse sit at a large banquet table outside the March Hare's house having a perpetual tea party. As the Hatter explains, this is b...

The Queen of Hearts

Character in: WonderlandThe Queen of Hearts is the bloodthirsty ruler of Wonderland. Her solution to every problem is to order a beheading before the day is out. Fortunately, as the Gryphon explain...

The Gryphon and the Mock Turtle

Characters in: WonderlandAlthough the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle aren't as well known as the characters at the Mad Tea Party, Lewis Carroll spends twice as long describing them. The Mock Turtle is...

The Dodo, the Duck, and the Lory

Characters in: WonderlandThe Dodo, Duck, and Lory are three of the many birds that gather on the bank with Alice after falling into a pool of her tears. Ironically, given its stereotype as the stup...

The Mouse

Character in: WonderlandThe Mouse is one of the first creatures that Alice offends by mentioning her cat, Dinah. There's a certain morbid humor in Alice's inability to understand that mice might n...

The Red Queen

Character in: Looking-Glass WorldThe Red Queen, not to be confused with the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland, is one of the chess pieces in the grand game of chess that Alice plays in Looking-Glass W...

The White Queen

Character in: Looking-Glass WorldThe White Queen is an absent-minded, unkempt, anxious woman. In fact, every time Alice encounters the White Queen, Alice needs to take care of her – either h...

The Live Flowers

Characters in: Looking-Glass WorldThe first strange looking-glass creatures that Alice meets after she leaves the house are living flowers, including a Rose, a Tiger-Lily, Daisies, a Violet, and a...

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Characters in: Looking-Glass WorldTweedledum and Tweedledee are twin brothers, fat little boys who like grinning and reciting poetry to Alice. They continually act out the nursery rhyme from which...

Humpty Dumpty

Character in: Looking-Glass WorldHumpty Dumpty is just who he sounds like – the egg-shaped man from the nursery rhyme you probably learned as a child. In Lewis Carroll's version, Humpty Dump...

The Lion and the Unicorn

Characters in: Looking-Glass WorldThe Lion and the Unicorn are the last of the nursery rhyme characters that Alice meets in Looking-Glass World. They fight over the crown, then eat white and brown...

The White Knight

Character in: Looking-Glass WorldThe White Knight is Alice's escort through the second-to-last square. As Lewis Carroll's own self-depiction in the book, the White Knight is a daydreaming inventor...

The Red King

Character in: Looking-Glass WorldThe Red King sleeps through the entire chess game in Through the Looking-Glass, but he still manages to frighten Alice. At the suggestion of Tweedledum and Tweedle...