Chapter Eight: Humpty Dumpty (Janusian Intelligence)
Through The Looking-Glass EXPLAINED
Lewis Carroll makes Humpty Dumpty an idiot, and he does it on purpose. To fully understand Humpty Dumpty, one must first understand who author Lewis Carroll really was.
Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He had been at Oxford only two days when he received a summons home. His mother had died of "inflammation of the brain" – perhaps meningitis or a stroke – at the age of 47 in 1851.
Carroll would begin and end his life as a Lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church of Oxford Unversity, something his father did decades earlier. Unfortunately, when his father, Charles Dodgson decided to get married and have a family, he was no longer able to hold his position as Lecturer in Christ Church.