A main character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," the Mad Hatter is, as the name implies, a seemingly insane man, ostensibly a hat maker, who is obsessed with tea time and tea parties. Displaying poor manners and a desire to confuse and challenge tea party guests with riddles, the Mad Hatter speaks to Alice at a highly disordered tea party.Know More
Deriving his name from the slang term "mad as a hatter," in which "mad" means "insane," the Mad Hatter himself is mentally disturbed for different reasons than the hatters referenced in the slang term; harsh chemicals were once used in hatmaking, which made haberdashers and other hatmakers subject to mental health deficiencies. The Mad Hatter in Carroll's tale has lost his mind due to a series of legal conflicts with Wonderland's queen, leaving him shaken and unsure of the passage of time.
Though this character is widely known as the Mad Hatter, he is never referred to directly as such in the book; he is referred to as "Hatter." However, it is well known both to the observant reader who tracks the Hatter's erratic behavior and to the characters in the book; the Cheshire Cat warns Alice of the Mad Hatter's mental instability when they meet in the forest.Learn More
The theme of “The Jungle Book” covers the important relationships in a human’s life and the relationship that everyone has with nature. “The Jungle Book” also covers qualities such as loyalty, courage, tradition, honor, persistence and integrity.Full Answer >
Benjamin Tabart is claimed to have written the first version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" in 1807. Prior to written publication, this moral tale was an oral narrative.Full Answer >
In the "Harry Potter" series, there are seven Horcruxes: Tom Riddle's diary, Marvolo Gaunt's ring, Slytherin's locket, Hufflepuff's cup, Ravenclaw's diadem, Nagini the snake and Harry Potter himself. Each Horcrux contains a fragment of Voldemort's soul.Full Answer >
"The Summer of the Swans" explores a young girl's coming of age when she faces the disappearance of her younger brother and realizes her own petty concerns pale in comparison to life's real and harrowing events. When Sara finally locates Charlie, she realizes the importance of meaningful, loving relationships.Full Answer >