I have been rereading the classic novel by Lewis Caroll – “Alice and Wonderland”.
The book indicates the level of unquestioned power enjoyed by the queen, the submissiveness of the followers and the kings men as a method for survival.
It lays out the behaviour of the victorian queen in a very methodical way. It enumerates how dictatorial the queen was in the earlier 18th and 19th century. She didnt heed to reason but simply issued a verdict “Off with his head”.
The book looks at the victorian era in a different perspective, it draws a parallel with the real queens behaviour and mocks how tyrannical the queens regime was with respect to the countrymen.
Alice s protest and questioning does not go down well with the queen. However, her existence in the imaginary world is superfluous and she is not bound by the rules and a realistic situation.