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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland follows the titular protagonist through a mesmerizing dreamscape where she encounters absurd characters in surreal situations. While Alice and her...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019, 12:41 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

When Alice says that she wishes she could shut up like a telescope—meaning that she wishes she could be folded down into a very small space, the way a telescope can be folded down to a small size...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018, 11:50 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Setting encompasses many elements, and so it is with Alice in Wonderland. Firstly, the question of locality should be addressed. This refers to the place in which the story is set. In this regard,...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015, 12:39 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The bottle with the "drink me" label appears twice in the story. She wishes she could "shut up like a telescope" so that she could be small enough to fit through a small door to get into a...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019, 11:41 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a rather complex story, especially for children, but the conflict is very simple and easy for any child to understand. The whole story is narrated through...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016, 3:14 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The Mad Hatter is holding a tea party, and the Mad Hatter asks Alice if she knows what day of the month it is. Alice says it's the fourth, but in actual fact, as the Mad Hatter says, she's off by...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2021, 9:35 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is such a rich work that it is difficult to land on one main theme but at the heart of the story lies the question of identity. Who are any of us? Who is Alice? Almost as soon...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2016, 9:24 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The most important thing to note in analyzing this quotation is that it reflects a theological dispute between the Oxford movement and Roman Catholics, on the one side, and the Noetic and Broad...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2017, 7:29 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice has some problems with her size when she first arrives in Wonderland. For example, she would love to enter a beautiful garden she sees, but the door to it is much too small for her to fit...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019, 8:22 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll himself identified his purpose as simply to entertain a young girl, Alice Liddell who was the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church College. He told this story to Alice and her two...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2007, 2:05 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

When originally written, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was classified in the genre of Fiction. Over time and as genre classifications expanded, Carroll's novel has come to be classed with...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2011, 3:23 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

As other answers have suggested, a central message of the book is that of identity. I would focus on the book's exploration of identity as liable to become fluid and changeable when we encounter...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020, 4:01 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Generally speaking, when a teacher asks this kind of question, they are asking the student to explore how a particular character is dynamic. Dynamic characters change over the course of the story,...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021, 6:53 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The caterpillar asks Alice to recite the poem "You are old, Father William" to test her memory, which Alice tells him is slipping. Alice dutifully recites the poem. The first question the son asks...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019, 9:48 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I tend to be quite careful about what I eat and drink. I'm gluten intolerant and choose not to eat meat or animal products, so I usually check labels rather carefully before consuming something....

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019, 6:46 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The poem, "They Told Me You Had Been To Her" is from chapter 12 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The White Rabbit produces it as evidence against the Knave, who stands accused of stealing the...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019, 10:09 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice is an individualist. The section on "Characters" in the enotes Study Guide for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland describes her as: ...a curious, imaginative, strong-willed, and honest young...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll, originated as a story to entertain the daughters of Henry Liddell. Carroll, whose real name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, came...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016, 3:17 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

After Alice finds a tiny key and fits it into the tiny lock of a 15-inch-high door, she peers inside and sees a beautiful garden. She wishes she could get through it, but even her head is too big....

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019, 5:24 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

To help you get started on this assignment, let's first think about what it means to experience enchantment. To be enchanted is to be taken, in some fashion, out of one's self and introduced to a...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021, 5:30 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

In Chapter VIII of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself in the garden where the Queen of Hearts comes to play croquet. Alice finds herself marching in a procession next to the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2018, 3:14 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice finds herself in the last two chapters of the book. The more she speaks her mind in court, the more she grows; the more she grows, the more confident she becomes. After stating that she is...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2018, 4:32 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

There's a large rose tree standing near the entrance of the royal garden. As Alice approaches, she can see three gardeners, in the shape of giant playing cards, busily painting the white roses red....

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019, 9:10 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

It seems to me that the most important literary element in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is fantasy. Lewis Carroll made up the story to entertain a little girl named Alice, and he felt free to...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2013, 10:54 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

It's notable that Alice first sees the garden just after she reaches her lowest ebb. Seemingly trapped in a long hall with locked doors at the end of the rabbit hole, she feels frustrated and sad...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2020, 6:54 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice and Oliver are both caught up in a sequence of situations where everyone around them is at best arbitrary and irrational and at worst dangerously insane. Alice is a stronger and more positive...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2020, 2:01 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's work is written during the Victorian period when childhood was considered a golden time in the life of an individual. Of course, it depended on what your social status was, because...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2009, 6:02 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Every person will have a different answer to this question. A grandparent would not necessarily choose the same character as a grandchild and a professional athlete might empathize with a very...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2018, 5:40 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I think that oddly enough the language features that Lewis Carroll uses in this poem are designed to obfuscate any meaning rather than create it. It is, after all, meant to be a nonsensical poem....

Latest answer posted March 16, 2019, 1:16 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The significance of dream and reality in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland might arrive at the end of the story when Carroll discloses that what Alice has been through was a dream....

Latest answer posted August 4, 2021, 4:09 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

In the "Mad Tea-Party" chapter of Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse are all crowded at one part of the table when Alice approaches. When the...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2018, 9:54 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice hesitates before drinking the liquid to check whether the bottle is marked "poison." She remembers several stories she has read about children who were burned or eaten by wild beasts, or...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2019, 10:16 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

As eNotes topics mention, psychologist Paul Schilder has critiqued the book for repeated motif of eating small animals, saying it has “preponderant oral sadistic trends.” But even without looking...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2020, 8:13 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Thank you so much for each and every post! Lots of food for thought here! . . . just what eNotes is all about! : )

Latest answer posted July 5, 2010, 6:37 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, despite its linguistic and literary sophistication, is a book written for children with the narrative viewpoint of a young child. Alice was modeled...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015, 4:23 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The White Rabbit, presenting evidence in court before the King, recites this poem. Even during the lead-in dialogue to the poem, it’s clear that Lewis Carroll is about to embark on a head-spinning...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2019, 2:36 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice is having a rather ordinary day, sitting alongside her sister outdoors, when she spots a white rabbit hurrying by her. For some reason, it doesn't strike Alice as odd that the rabbit speaks...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2021, 1:41 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

There are several reasons why Carroll might frame his story this way. One is formal: it fits with many of the themes in the story, such as mistaking appearance for reality, words for physical...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2007, 12:52 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

While both The Peter Pan Syndrome and The Alice in Wonderland Syndrome do exist, they are commonly associated with adults. Given that premise, I will concentrate on how the settings of the stories...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2015, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The answers above detail some of the ways in which the Victorian era is reflected—and diffracted—through the lens that is Wonderland. The idea of Wonderland as a surreal reflection of real life is...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2017, 4:19 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Charles Darwin’s ideas about evolution are not obviously relevant to the Christmas greetings included in some editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Nevertheless, Darwin’s...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2011, 6:10 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Carroll's style and his thematic development help to orient the reader to experience what Alice is experiencing, to a great extent. It is a very strong stylistic move. Carroll understands that...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2011, 7:06 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's growth during the trial reflects her growing awareness that Wonderland is an illusion. She reaches full height when she tells the Queen that her antagonists are "nothing but a pack of...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2007, 1:29 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I doubt the site itself has text-to-speech abilities, but your Windows version should (assuming you have Windows of some sort). In your Windows version: Click Start, click Control Panel, and then...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2015, 5:04 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The Queen of Hearts relates to the young boy in "Araby" in basically one manor: idealistic perspective versus reality. The reality is no one really cares about the Queen of Hearts and her ranting...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2010, 1:01 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Enotes has a great summary (broken down into 3 chapters at a time) for you to refer to to help you with this question: http://www.enotes.com/alices-adventures/chapters-1-3-down-rabbit-hole. You...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2008, 9:56 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

On the surface, Carroll's poetry is mainly gibberish. He uses made-up words to create a rhythm, rhyme, and a light tone. Don't worry if you don't understand everything in the poems.The poem...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2008, 9:51 am (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” starts with Alice and her sister seated by the bank. Alice’s sister is reading a book, which Alice dismisses as boring, as it does not have...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2018, 2:23 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I think that there are several areas to which one can point. The idea that both settings are different worlds could be one staring point. The worlds of both are different from modern reality and...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2010, 10:55 pm (UTC)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

If Lewis Carroll is leveling a critique at adulthood in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, that critique is almost certainly that adult society is fundamentally arbitrary and irrational in its...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2021, 10:56 pm (UTC)

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