OUAT – Jefferson’s Question “What’s A Story”?

The Mad Hatter, he was simply mad from trying to make that one Hat that would help him go home back to his daughter Grace for the last 28 years stuck in that house, alone.

Surely, solitude would make you go, well mad. But Jefferson had a reason, he only wants to go back to Grace. He is late for tea.

  When he sat Emma down to make his Hat because he was convinced that Emma has magic, they had a conversation that made Emma think. eventually she ‘woke up’, and looked at Henry’s book.

Here is the conversation they had.

Emma: “The hats, the tea, your psychotic behavior. You think you’re the Mad Hatter.”

Jefferson: “My name is Jefferson”

Emma : “Okay, you clearly globbed onto my kid Henry thing. There just stories; The Mad Hatter is in Alice in wonderland a book, a book I actually read. “

Jefferson: “Stories, stories what’s a story? When you were in high school did you learn about the Civil War?”

Emma: “Yeah, of course. “

Jefferson: “How? Did you read about it, per chance in a book? How is that any less real than any other book? “

Emma: “History books are based on history.”

Jefferson: “…and storybooks are based on what? Imagination? Where does that come from? It has to come from somewhere.

You know what the issue is with this world, everyone wants some magical solution for their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic. “

Emma : “Here’s the thing, Jefferson this is it. This is the real world”

Jefferson: “The real world. How arrogant are you to think that yours is the only one?  There are infinite more we have to open your mind they touch one another, pressing up in a long line of lands. Each Just as real like the last, each having their own rules. Some have magic, some don’t and some need magic. Like this one. And that’s where you come in. “

Storybooks are based on what? Imagination? Where does that come from? It has to come from somewhere.

That’s a good question. Where do you think they come from?

Also take a look at where did Jefferson go Blog post. We wonder where he went too.

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