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Victorian women certainly faced various limitations that Victorian men did not, including limited job opportunities, education possibilities, and social expectations. This essay explores the place women had in Victorian society and compares it to the strong female characters in Lewis Carroll's books about Alice. The first book is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1865, and the second book is Through the Looking - Glass and What Alice Found There, published in 1871. Both books allow readers to enter a young girl's imagination as she travels to fascinating worlds filled with exciting characters and peculiar settings. In the first book, Alice enters the enchanted world of Wonderland, and in the second, Alice journeys through a looking-glass, where she ends up in another incredible place. The essay compares the expectations put on women regarding education, imagination, and knowledge and how Alice opposes these expectations. Men were considered the superior gender during the 1800s. The primary purpose for women in the Victorian period was to find a husband and start a family; women who desired anything more were outcasts. Thus, the fact that Alice enjoys acquiring knowledge and exploring her imagination made both books daring for the era. By carefully considering the protagonist, this paper looks at how Alice portrays a strong, fearless, and curious girl who likes learning and experiencing new things. It further examines the pressures and expectations that women during the Victorian era faced and how that influenced Lewis Carroll's infamous character, Alice. Even though Alice is only seven years old, she possesses qualities such as independence, curiousness, and bravery, making her a remarkably influential female character. Finally, this work also explores how Alice threatens the social norms of the period, and how Carroll uses satire to comment on specific political beliefs such as gender roles, manners, and etiquette.