The famous epigram “Tweedle-dum” refers to the rivalry between composers George Frideric Handel and Giovanni Bononcini. Written by John Byrom, the epigram satirizes the rivalry and differences between Handel and Bononcini. Despite its popularity, the epigram is not a literal translation of the original story. This article explains how the two characters came up with their name.
Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass is a novel by Lewis Carroll, published in 1871. It takes place six months after the events of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This story follows Alice and her friends as they navigate through a magical place where they meet various characters. This magical place is structured like a giant chessboard, and characters include the White Knight, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and Humpty Dumpty. They also encounter the White Queen, as well as the Red Queen. Eventually, Alice becomes Queen.
While Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glash book is considered a classic of nonsense literature, the story also carries significant Freudian implications. Psychoanalysis encourages readers to view classic literature with a Freudian awareness. It has been speculated that Lewis Carroll enjoyed the friendship of Alice Liddell and other young girls. As a result, the writer’s feelings toward these young girls are the subject of much debate and analysis.
John Byrom’s shorthand
As a writer, Byrom was famous for his shorthand. His secret was that it was superior to written words and so became the standard of communication between writers. But a shorthand system was not yet as universal as it is today. Many experts say that the shorthand would be superseded by writing in the next generation. To prove his claims, Byrom gathered a body of believers. They formed a society to promote the shorthand method. At its first meeting, Byrom addressed its members as ‘brothers in shorthand’ and pronounced a solemn oration.
As a poet and hymn writer, Byrom also wrote the famous Christian Awake, Salute the Happy Morn. Besides shorthand, he also invented a system of geometric glyphs, which was later perfected by Isaac Pitman. However, his greatest contribution was to Lewis Carroll, who was a fan of shorthand. Byrom wrote a religious poem, and is credited with coining the phrase “Tweedledum and Tweedle Dum.”
Tweedledee’s struggle to fold the umbrella
This classic story is a classic example of a timeless classic. Alice approaches the portly twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum and reads a poem about the two arguing over a broken rattle. The twins, of course, quickly forget about the argument and claim they’ve never fought. Instead, they stretch out their arms to embrace Alice, dance, and join hands.
During this scene, Alice tries to sort out her emotions, thinking about her own feelings. Meanwhile, the Red King snores under a tree. When she tries to wake up, the Tweedledee tells her that the Red King is only dreaming of her and must stop dreaming of her. This realization makes Alice cry and Tweedledum comfort her by telling her that her tears are not real.
Tweedledee’s battle with Tweedledum over the rattle
Tweedledee and Tweedledum have been feuding since the beginning of the story, but Alice decides to leave them alone to continue their fight. The two trolls are determined to prove who’s the more powerful of the two and so they prepare to go head-to-head. The battle is a hilarious and inspiring tale that celebrates the power of human interaction and the strength of sisterhood.
The story centers around a battle between the two brothers, the Tweedledum and the Tweedledee. The siblings first met when they were children. They greeted Alice and shook hands. Later, they told her the story of the Walrus and Carpenter. Eventually, the two started fighting because Tweedledee broke Tweedledum’s rattle. They fought over the rattle after a monstrous crow appeared and scared them both.
Tweedledee’s relationship with Alice
Tweedledum and Tweedledee are brothers who have their names on their collars. They are wax figurines, but they are very much alive. Tweedledum and Tweedledee’s relationship with Alice is complicated by the fact that they both want to get out of the wood before night falls. Alice is able to help them by giving them their armor and by tying them together with housewares.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee’s relationship with the main character Alice begins during Chapter 3 of the book. The Twins’ spare key is the reason why the White Rabbit committed suicide, and they are very cruel towards Alice. Tweedledum appeared in the TV miniseries “Alice in Wonderland”. In the 1951 version, Tweedledum and Tweedledee were reimagined as a general and his wife.