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What is the setting of Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll?

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thomas6 | Student | eNoter

Posted September 8, 2012 at 3:20 AM via web

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What is the setting of Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll?

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bel-bel | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted September 8, 2012 at 3:54 AM (Answer #1)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland takes place both in the 'real' world (our world) and the fictional world of Wonderland.

It turns out, however, that Wonderland is actually just a dream world that Alice has discovered whilst sleeping. This explains the 'illogic' found there.

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 8, 2012 at 4:48 AM (Answer #2)

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The setting of Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is an imaginary or dream world. At the opening of the story, Alice, a character based on Alice Liddell, daughter of the renowned classicist Henry Liddell (of Liddell & Scott), is sitting on the bank of a river. She sees a rabbit rushing down a hole, checking his watch and exclaiming that he is late. She falls down the rabbit hole as well and lands in a strange and surrealistic world with a dream logic all its own. At the end of the story, Alice wakes up, and the reader discovers that the world was a dream one:


'Oh, I've had such a curious dream!' said Alice, and she told her sister, as well as she could remember them, all these strange Adventures of hers that you have just been reading about; ...

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