Friday, May 15, 2009
The Queen of Hearts Roses
The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carrol was a character portrayal of Queen Victoria (who reigned 1837 – 1901). The Victorian Era. The characters who were seen as playing cards in the garden were 'Painting the Roses Red' to keep the queen happy - or it was 'Off with their head!' Traditionally, white roses were symbolic of purity whilst red roses were symbolic of passion and martyrdom. The Rose Garden is a symbol of Paradise.