Oink, Oink?December 1, 2009
Stories are so interesting. There are no limits in anything, anybody writes. Like a child turning into a pig? Impossible, right? Not in Wonderland.
Chapter 6 is a very interesting chapter. This is Alice’s first time meeting the Duchess and the famous Cheshire Cat. After passing the Footman outside the Duchess’ home, Alice walks into a noisy, pepper-filled kitchen along with a screaming baby and cook making soup with an awful lot of pepper.
What really is curious is the treatment of the child. After the baby is called pig and hit with cooking pans, Alice steals the baby away for a little bit, pondering whether she should take the baby with her, so sure that if the baby stayed with the Duchess, it would die. Before she is finished thinking though, the child had already turned into an actual pig!
The Duchess must’ve known the baby was going to turn into a pig due to jer poor treatment but why? Why would Carroll make the child turn into a pig? To me, this completely makes no sense. What resemblence does a child and a pig have?