Walrus, Through the Looking-Glass (fretwork figure)

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Exhibit

Walrus, Through the Looking-Glass (fretwork figure)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 58
Wooden Cutout Figures (display)

A jointed wooden figure of "The Walrus", from the poem "The Walrus and The Carpenter" which appears in "Through the Looking-Glass" (the sequel to Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")

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The figure was created in Lord Robert's Workshops, and is jointed to have moving arms and legs.

About the character

Appearing in a poem recited by Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee alongside Carpenter, the character lures some oysters away from the home with high promises and then devours them.

The kind-hearted Alice attempts to see some redeeming feature in either character but ultimately concludes "Well! They were both very unpleasant characters — ".