The six impossible things Alice counted as she was fighting The Jabberwocky were: There’s a potion that can make you shrink. And a cake that can make you grow. Animals can talk. Cats can disappear. There is a place called Wonderland. I can slay the Jabberwocky.
The White Queen
Jean Luc Picard
In addition, although Alice exhibits symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia , and the Mad Hatter those of both Bipolar disorder and PTSD , Alice in Wonderland is a story so infused with mental illness that both of these characters actually had syndromes named after them: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (disorientating condition
Here is a list of things that are impossible to do with your body, and the few mutants who can do ’em: Toot Your Own Horn. Tickle Yourself. Sneeze with Your Eyes Open. Strange Tongue Tricks. Touch Your Nose or Chin With Your Tongue. Wiggle Your Ear. Twitch Your Nose. Gleeking.
In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice that the world keeps shifting so quickly under her feet that she has to keep running just to keep her position. This is our predicament with cancer: we are forced to keep running merely to keep still.
” When I use a word ,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean —neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
The Underland Underground Resistance is first mentioned by the Dormouse during the Mad Tea Party when she, The March Hare and the Mad Hatter say the sentence “Downal wyth Bluddy Behg Hid!” (“Down with the Bloody Big Head” in english) which Alice does not understand.
As the two discuss the merits of punishment for a crime that may not be committed, the White Queen starts screaming like an engine whistle. The White Queen cheers her up by telling her to consider things such as her age before admitting that she is over one hundred years old.
The Red Queen was so paranoid, she even had her husband executed, believing he would leave her for the White Queen . She was often referred to as Bloody Big Head, possibly because all her power, which she stole, literally went to her head. Her rule was harsh for all of Underland.
However, Humpty Dumpty maintains an understanding of language that reverses Alice’s understanding of the way language works. Alice believes that proper names do not have profound significance, while names for universal concepts such as a “glory” or “impenetrability” have fixed meanings that all people understand.
It’s a story of reconnecting with old friends and forging new friendships and realizing that the struggle and the fight are what keeps us alive and “young”. Throughout the series, when faced with staggering obstacles, Picard’s manta is “ One impossible thing at a time “.