Archive for March, 2010
Here is our review of the latest Alice in Wonderland film which is currently showing in theatres. This review particularly disects the portrayal of Alice as well as some key points in the story’s plot.Enjoy the read!
Readers should note that this review does contain major spoilers .
In the film , Alice in Wonderland, Alice is portrayed well as an imaginative individual who found significance in simple things, a person who underwent a fantastical journey in which she identifies reality and her destiny and it and where she eventually makes decisions regarding the future of her life.
I particularly found the part in which Alice becomes frequently easily distracted to be a realistic portrayal of her personality. This is because Alice is an imaginative person who even at first believed that her dream was unreal, still tried and noticed elements of it in reality. This is seen by how she suddenly abandons her “soon to be mother- in – law” for the white rabbit in the garden which resembles that of a rabbit from her dreams/ recollection of her last visit to Underland. Her imaginative behaviour which is shown in daily life shows that she does not only constantly remember/dream of a magical yet mysterious visit in Wonderland [ which is significant towards the plot] but also appreciates simple things in life and holds great meaning to them.
- The part of the film in which Alice does not remember her initial visit to Wonderland and where she misinterprets Abseylum’s mystical statement as suggesting that she is the wrong Alice allows Alice to be portrayed as a character who is undergoing severe trials. Throughout the film Alice doubts her ability to fulfill the prophecy of her slaying the jabberwocky as shown by how she tells both the clown and Abselyim that even if she wanted to slay the jabberwocky, she could not. As well, on several occasions throughout the film attempts to ‘awake” herself claiming that she is just in a dream. However, as the film progressed to the point where Absyleum reminds her of her previous experience in Wonderland and advises her of the true meaning of his initial statement saying that Alice is now more like she was in her visit. I thought that after Alice found this out, she went through an enlightening experience where she realizes that her experience is real and it is her responsibility to ensure that the underland is under the just rule of the white queen. Her sudden realization is seen by how she finds the courage to fight and defeat the jabberwocky on her own which allows the white queen to once again rule the land.
I found Alice’s behaviour towards the end of the film to be that of a practical person. Even though she was aware that her experience in the Under land was indeed real, she made the difficult decision of returning home .This is because after surviving her battle with the jabberwocky, she realized that she needed to return to her life in order reach a basic degree of self fulfillment. This shows that even thought Alice is an imaginative person; she still is concerned about reality and wants to improve her actual life. Her efforts for improvement are seen towards the end of the film when she rejects Hamish’s engagement proposal and decides to work with his father in expanding her father’s business to China. I was especially pleased with the conclusion of the film as it shows how Alice’s victory of defeating the jabberwocky provided her insight on the life she wanted and the character ensured this life for her quickly after returning.
Did you know that nitrites in drinking water can permenantly damage or even kill infants? Read our full overview further below.
High levels of nitrates in drinking water pose a threat especially for young human infants because humans and other animals usually have a bacteria that converts nitrates into nitrites within the large intestines.While adults are protected from the harmful effects of these bacteria[since the digestive system of human adults is highly acidic], the stomach of an infant being very low in acidity , lets the bacteria move up in the stomach where nitrates are subsequently converted into nitrites.This is a serious issue as nitrites pose a serious threats to creatures which contain hemogobin[ such as humans] in their blood as nitrites can attach themselves to the hemogobin in the blood of infants .As a result of this attachment, the infant’s body is unable to receive a proper supply of oxygen to its tissues.Significant permenant damage can result.
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With the fourth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie having drawn to a memorable close, fans are eager to view what the next season holds should it be renewed.
Readers, should, however note that CBC has not yet formulated a decision indicating if the program has been renewed for a fifth season or not. After contacting CBC Audience Relations, we learnt that such a decision will not be made until the end of May , after which CBC will release its Fall Launch which indicates new programs being added to the network’s schedule and which programs are returning for the coming Autumn.
Readers should follow our site accordingly to discover if Little Mosque on the Prairie will be returning.We eagerly await the network’s decision on this matter and anticipate that the program will be renewed for another season.
If Little Mosque on the Prairie is renewed for season 5 , what would you like to see develop in the program? Are there any specific storylines or character dynamics which you would like to see explored? Let us know in the comments section!