external image Cheshire-Cat.jpgThe Cheshire Cat is a character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and is commonly known by his mischievous grin, pink and purple stripes, and his floating head. Alice first encounters the Cheshire Cat at the Duchess's house, and later outside in a tree. The Cheshire cat represents knowledge- he commonly brings up philosophical points and uses word-trickery to annoy Alice. He also could represent deception or anti government because of his animosity towards the Queen of Hearts and his baffling body-less appearance when sentenced to death, asking “can something that does not have a body be beheaded?"
Also, he could symbolize how sometimes nonsense makes sense; for when Alice tells him that she doesn't want to be among the mad, he replies "Oh, you can't help that, we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
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