Apr. 30, 2023
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Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are rich with fantastical elements and peculiar characters, some of which have been linked metaphorically or symbolically to various neurologic, psychiatric, or medical disorders as well as conditions like poisoning. For example:
It is important to note that these associations are largely speculative and metaphorical. Although they provide an interesting lens through which to view Carroll's work, there is no concrete evidence that he intentionally embedded these conditions into his characters. Carroll's own experiences, particularly with migraines, may have unconsciously influenced some of his fantastical descriptions. The enduring fascination with his work partly lies in these rich and varied interpretations.
MedLink acknowledges the use of GPT-4 in drafting this blog entry.