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Analysis of "The Jabberwockey"

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The speaker of this poem is telling a story of a young man who's father told him of a mysterious creature called the Jabberwock.  The young man goes on to slay the creature, but it also symbolizes something deeper.  Most young adults fear that their parents don't recognize what they have acomplished, and all the things that the young man's father describes represent what he disaproves of in his son's life.  In the end, when the creature has been slain, this is the yonug man realizing that he has gained his father's respect.

Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll

Cristen Kleindienst, English 11, Block A2, Mr. Brisebois, May 2005.