What is the walrus and the carpenter about
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis CarrollFor the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Annotated Alice (6) versus 1984 (22)
- Thank you for responding so quickly, Mr... Walrus, was it?
- Call me Wally. And this is Carpy.
- Pleased to meet you... Wally. Now...
- Say, wheres the OBrien geezer? The one what talked to umpty?
- Mr OBrien is no longer with us. He had to be, um, liquidated.
- Appens, dunnit? Well, what can we do for you?
- We have a problem with Wonderland spies. Theyre infiltrating our organization. Getting into the chess-sets, everywhere. Weve tried to tighten up security, but it seems to be technically very difficult to define a bourgeois move. So, we thought, youre Wonderland characters, you know a bit about, um, final solutions...
- Were Looking-Glass.
- Oh, Im sorry, my mistake. Im afraid you all look the same to me. So what I was about to propose...
- Yeah, we get it. Could be up our alley, know what I mean? But we cant talk ere. Not secure.
- I can assure you...
- Look, you was the one what said it. Everywhere. Well be appy to talk somewhere else. Say, down the beach.
- I suppose...
- And we need buy-in from the rest of yer organization. We want the whole gang there.
- Im afraid...
- Look, you want our elp or not?
- Oh, alright. You do come very highly recommended. I can arrange it.
- Lets get movin. Tell the other geezers to tag along.
- Yes, but...
- Okay, I fink were far enough out. Now tell me again what you wanted?
- Well, basically, genocide. To put it bluntly.
- Sounds good to me. You appy too, Wally?
- Yeah, no problem. Lets start wiv im. I dont like is tone.
- Were gonna eat the lot of yer. Whadyer fink we was gonna do?
- BUT YOU CANT! STOP! WERE THE RUTHLESS, TOTALITARIAN ONES! HELP! NO! FOR GODS SAKE! AAAAAARGH...
- You ear that, Carpy? e said God.
- Almost seems unfair, dunnit? Too easy like. I feel sorry for em.
- Ah, shuddup and pass the butter.
A Short Analysis of Lewis Carroll’s ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’
The precise meaning of the poem remains elusive, but it remains a popular poem and a classic example of Victorian nonsense verse. The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright — And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night. The sea was wet as wet could be, The sands were dry as dry. You could not see a cloud, because No cloud was in the sky: No birds were flying overhead — There were no birds to fly. The eldest Oyster looked at him, But never a word he said: The eldest Oyster winked his eye, And shook his heavy head — Meaning to say he did not choose To leave the oyster-bed. Four other Oysters followed them, And yet another four; And thick and fast they came at last, And more, and more, and more — All hopping through the frothy waves, And scrambling to the shore.