Originally Posted by Beingist
Yeah, by golly, that's it. I'd rep you, as promised, but it won't let me
I actually read this about 8 months ago, (though I never finished the book)and was talking about this very dialogue with my girlfriend, who asserted that this was what the whole book was really about--identity.
But thanks, Cris. This reminds me why I can't answer Arc's last question--I've lately latched onto the Ramana Maharshi thing, and have reached the conclusion that "Who Am I?" can't be answered. Only ... expressed (for lack of a better term).
Your girlfriend is a smart lady.
I think it's about identity, but also about rationality and the way our perceptions order our world. The biggest difference between Wonderland and Real Life (besides the surreal elements) is the way its inhabitants view things -- it's all topsy turvy, and they contradict poor Alice at every turn.
Apropos to this thread, actually!