Friday, March 7, 2014

Control Issues

Annalee commented on my Ella Enchanted post and got me excited about something I hadn't thought about before: Ella and Alice both live in worlds in which they are out of control. The only thing is, I need a reason why that matters before it can be a good thesis.

So here's my working tweethis statement idea:

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine takes place in a world where Ella isn't in control of her actions. In Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the lack of control in Wonderland leads Alice to make strange choices that aren't helpful. These two young heroines battle to gain control of their lives and both discover that they are more powerful than the conditions they've been placed in.

I'll be posting it on Facebook and Twitter to see if I can get any more feedback. HELP ME!


  1. Awesome connection! This would be very interesting to read. Which literary techniques does each author use to make their points? Does each author use different techniques, or are they very similar, and how does that affect their portrayal of decision-making and control?

  2. I think one way you could add to the why-it-matters, is by relating their lack of control to male main characters (do male main characters have more control over their enviroment?), if you want to put it into a more feminist angle.