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Season 3 The "looking glass"

Discussion in 'Alias' started by cyntrap, May 24, 2003.

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  1. cyntrap

    cyntrap Ensign

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    In the last two minutes of the season finale sydney calls the CIA from hong kong and says shes calling for "confirmation looking glass.'' Then they connect her to kendel. When i first heard this the statement " looking glass" it sounded really familiar, then i was like, isn't that apart of that book Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking glass? I rememeber cause that book was one of the books I could have picked for my senior thesis. Unfortunately, i didn't pick it. However I did remmeber it, and i decided to go to sparknotes and see what I could find about it. Maybe it is something symbolic that jj left for us. Heres what i found in the summary about the looking glass:

    "The central image of the chess game implies some unseen force behind the events of the story, especially after the scene in the first chapter in which Alice moves the chess pieces about without them being able to see or hear her. Also, the events are laid out for Alice by the Red Queen before she even starts on her journey across the board, and she feels strangely compelled to follow the set path, despite her curiosity about things that lie beyond (such as the honey-making elephants). In addition, most of the characters she meets along the way are taken from songs or poems (which are always quoted) and follow the plots of their respective sources. "
    "The two armies in the chess game compete with each other (the White Queen is seen running from an enemy in Chapter 7, for instance), but harbor no deep enmity toward one another. The whole affair runs like a contest, rather than a conflict. The two queens seem quite comfortable with each other, and even the White Knight and Red Knight part on friendly terms after their battle. "
    "In Wonderland, the card characters are unidentifiable from the back, made of cardboard, and organized into a social hierarchy or caste system according to their suit (spades are gardeners, clubs are soldiers, and so on). The most significant game parallels come in Looking Glass: the chess piece characters move according to the rules of the game. Queens can move swiftly and freely, kings move (and do) very little, and Alice, as a pawn, moves steadily straight ahead after her initial two-square move (via railway). "
    I have no idea what it means, but its gotta be a little hint to something, cause everything shown on this tv show means something. All i know is that ever since chess was invented it has always been considered a strategic game for war. Which is a very interesting reference Alias made. Who knows, maybe sydney symbolically is alice. Let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. nancee

    nancee Rocket Ranger

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    didnt we already talk bout this? but yah thats good...
     
  3. kylo4

    kylo4 Rocket Ranger

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    Yah, I heard about this before in another Alias topic.

    Anyway, the guy who wrote Alice in Wonderland was stoned. So I don't understand how that would relate to Alias. The whole matter for that being.
    kylo4
     
  4. FrEeLaNcEr03

    FrEeLaNcEr03 Rocket Ranger

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    how was he stoned?
     
  5. FrEeLaNcEr03

    FrEeLaNcEr03 Rocket Ranger

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    oh and that could be an accurate explanation!
     
  6. Azalea

    Azalea Azy in Wonderland

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    Do you have a clue what you're talking about? Do you know anything about Lewis Carroll? Doesn't sound like it...


    But yes, there is another thread dealing with this topic in exhausting detail in the Season Two Forum, titled "Confirmation Looking Glass". It has everybody's theories, and all the details we've been able to put together connecting Alias to the Alice books.
     
  7. Flames24

    Flames24 Rocket Ranger

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    Yup, I'm the one that created the "Confirmation Looking Glass" thread over in the season two forum. Interesting theory though.
     
  8. Alias_Gay

    Alias_Gay Rocket Ranger

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    guess some minds do think alike ... ;)
     
  9. verdantheart

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    I may be tackling this (in a new essay) after my season retrospective, but that is taking me a long time to put together . . . I have to re-view the season, make additional notes, etc.
    ;)
     
  10. Azalea

    Azalea Azy in Wonderland

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    Yay! I didn't even know we were going to get a season retrospective! More to look forward to! (y)
     
  11. Sydney Anne Bristow

    Sydney Anne Bristow Rocket Ranger

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    Sounds reasonable 2 me
     

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