For my first vector, I chose to connect the original Alice story by Carroll to the psychedelic hit “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane.
This song has multiple references to the story itself. It mentions several characters in the story (the caterpillar, the dormouse, and Alice herself to name a few).
The main parallel that the song has to the story is it’s allusions to a psychedelic experience. Jefferson Airplane was a forerunner of the psychedelic rock movement of the mid 1960’s. The lyrics point to drug use (“One pill makes you larger, one pill makes you small”) and suggest that Alice herself was essentially tripping on drugs(“Go ask Alice.. I think she’ll know”).
A popular theory is that Alice In Wonderland is an adventure of a girl who has taken psychedelics, is seeing things, and consequently “falls down the rabbit hole” (a popular metaphor for getting high). This song exemplifies this theory and shows a different side of the story, all the while demonstrating how one children’s tale can be analogized in even the most unlikely of subcultures.