Tweedledum and Tweedledee


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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

two little fat men who quickly get out-of-breath. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass]
See: Fatness

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

identical characters in children’s fantasy. [Br. Lit.: Through the Looking-Glass]
See: Twins
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Like many of the characters Alice encounters in both Wonderland and in Looking-Glass Land, Tweedledum and Tweedledee aggressively (at times even hostilely) subvert her perceptions and understanding of the world, constructing through their elaborate verbal nonsense and absurd actions a "contrariwise" mode of existence that Alice instinctively distrusts but cannot penetrate.
Alice noticed Tweedledum and Tweedledee handing purses full of coins to the Gerrymander.
Upsetting to Alice is the sage advice of Tweedledum and Tweedledee to the effect that if the king were to wake, Alice would vanish like the flame of a candle.
On her trip to the eighth square, where she at last becomes a queen, Alice meets talking flowers, looking - glass insects, a man in a white paper suit, such nursery - rhyme characters as Humpty Dumpty and the Lion and the Unicorn, and many others, including Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the White Knight.
They include the famous grinning Cheshire Cat, which sits perched along the pier's railings alongside other much-loved characters, from the infamous Mad Hatter and the white rabbit - complete with his trusty stopwatch and black hat - to the chubby, argumentative twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee, as portrayed by Matt Lucas in the recent film.
Harris and Burtka wore matching Tweedledum and Tweedledee costumes while son Gideon dressed as the White Rabbit, and daughter Harper as Alice.
Mad Hatters Masked Ball HERBERT ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, COVENTRY DRESS up as the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee or the Cheshire Cat for The Herbert's Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter's Masked Ball for grownups.
The pair, in matching tweedledum and tweedledee suits and shirts, made a joint appearance in front of workers at an Essex tractor factory ahead of today's Queen's Speech.
Until Nick Clegg erupted into the election the landscape looked boringly familiar - the same undulating flatland favoured by the tedious Tweedledum and Tweedledee, forever fighting, fat and fatuous, over a rattle.
The 3D effects are fun here (especially on Odeon Metrocentre's Imax screen) and also in our introduction to a Wonderland of colourful talking flowers, twisted trees and falling leaves, as Alice meets Matt Lucas' s Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the 'floating' blue Cheshire Cat (voiced by Stephen Fry).
Matt was on TV and radio to promote the new Alice In Wonderland movie, in which he plays both Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Anne Hathaway will play the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter is the Red Queen and Matt Lucas is Tweedledum and Tweedledee.