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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

You need to remember that you are reading a book full of satire and figurative language. The mock turtle is intended to be a representation of a turtle that is mocking his own society (the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2010, 12:50 pm (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

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

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

I am not entirely certain that Alice does "belong." Perhaps, that might be part of the point that Carroll is making. Throughout her adventures, Alice is an outside. A witness, a guest, and a...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012, 10:03 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

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

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

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

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

One type of literature is frequently adapted so as to be appropriate for other than the originally-intended audience. It appears you have stumbled across this type of situation. Your first example...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2013, 11:07 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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