Today is a homage to two great artists: Alan Rickman and Lewis Carroll. Alan Rickman passed away at the age of sixty-nine from cancer. Lewis Carroll wrote the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In 2010, Alan Rickman voiced the character Absolem the caterpillar. Lewis Carroll passed away on January 14, 1898 leaving behind one of the most popular children’s books of all time.
Everyone knows the basic story of Alice in Wonderland by the time the movie came out. The girl falls down a rabbit hole into a land of wonder. There she finds herself in the middle of a war between good and evil through a family feud. Alice must listen to the talking animals and Mad Hatter in order to bring peace to Underland. Alice must find the courage inside in order to take down the Jabberwocky, a dragon. The world that she is in now depends on her strength and wit in order to bring happiness back to the land from under the tyranny of the Red Queen. The White Queen is the rightful heir to the throne, yet the Red Queen stole everything from her in the blink of an eye. The Red Queen has revealed that she will stop at nothing to keep the crown for herself, even kill Alice. All in all, Alice in Wonderland is a traditional Tim Burton movie with a take on a popular story.
When it all comes down to it, Alan Rickman as one of the greatest actors of this age. He portrayed many roles bringing characters who are beloved by all ages to life. The character of Absolem is no different. Without, Lewis Carroll we would not have the story of Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll and Alan Rickman leave behind legacies that are to inspire many books, films, theater, and more to come.