Stephen Fry: So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name “Rohw-ling”, you have my permission to hit them over the head with — not with Order of the Phoenix, that would be cruel.Something smaller, like a fridge.
literature meme | 4 tropes [2/4] Down The Rabbit Hole
So you’ve got yourself a little story about a more than ordinary young girl who’s not fully satisfied with the status quo. Perhaps she yearns for a place where the grass Is greener, her parents dote on her every whim, or she’s a princess. She either visits or finds herself trapped in some sort of alternate universe where bizarre creatures and the fair folk are common inhabitants. The heroine will often encounter various parallels between this strange place and her former reality. She may face any number of threshold guardians and undergo trials through which she learns a lesson about herself or her place in the world. By the time she makes it home, many viewers will wonder if it was all just a dream.
Famous examples: Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Dorothy Gale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wendy Darling of Peter Pan, Coraline of Coraline, Lucy Pevensie of The Chronicles of Narnia, Christine Daae of The Phantom of the Opera, Clara in The Nutcracker