“Painting the roses red” is a term in Alice in Wonderland, a tale written by Lewis Carrol taken place in the Victorian era. Altho the scene of “painting the roses red” seems to be innocent and silly, it represents a deeper meaning within the story. Red is a colour that carries itself attraction, a meaning of love. It is also a symbol of danger, cruelty as well as seduction and violence. The colour white on the other hand is associated with goodness, virginity and hope. The white roses that are painted red are identified as purities that are maculated in cruelty. “Painting the roses red” symbolises a tragic consequence in society where the young generation is exposed to technology and social media in such a vulnerable state in life.

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