Follow the White Rabbit

Everyone knows the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (bka Alice in Wonderland), an original narrative written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. It is about a young girl who is bored with the norm and wishes that every day in life held a new adventure. The story begins with her sitting outside by a river with her sister reading a book that has no pictures where Alice wonders, “what is the use of the book without pictures and dialogue?,” and she quickly loses interest. In that moment, she notices a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat, standing upright, and looking at a pocket watch saying aloud, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late.” Alice may not take notice of the fact that the rabbit is wearing clothes, standing upright or talking but she does wonder “what could a white rabbit possibly be late for?” Her curiosity motivates her to chase after the white rabbit and follow him right down a rabbit hole into an alternate realm called, Wonderland.

The narrative elements presented by David Herman in Basic Elements of Narrative can be used to freely describe any narrative structure. In this blog, I will discuss what the narrative elements are and how they relate to Alice in Wonderland, as well as, explaining the value of transmedia narrative in a comparative analysis between The Matrix, 1999 film by Joel Silver and Alice in Wonderland.

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Eye of the Storm

By Brittany Rosario & Henry North

In Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men Episode 45, “A Woman Who Could Fly,” the casting duo go over many things: Forge and the Adversary, the narrative impact of sexualization, the dynamic art stylings of Barry Windsor Smith, and colonialism; however, the main focus of this episode is Ororo Munroe, better known as Storm, and her role and character development in Uncanny X-Men #198: Life-Death II.

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Metamorphosis

By: Eryka Martin, Britteney Arnold, & Brittany Rosario

After reading through Eagleman’s Sum, the most interesting short story presented to the group was ‘Metamorphosis’. In this observation of the afterlife, the reader is told that there are “three deaths”; which can be comparatively described to the stages of a caterpillar’s metamorphosis.

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