What are the genre, speaker, setting and key conflict in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?

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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 Children's Literature and with the subgenre of Fantasy stories. Carroll's story is narrated by an impartial third person narrator with a limited point of view focalized through Alice herself. In other words, the narrator has a limited view and explains her state of mind and her relationship to people and things (e.g., Dinah, her cat) and the affect events have upon her.

There is actually a critical controversy about the nature of the narrator. Some critics believe that the narratorial remark in Chapter 1 asserting that Alice "was very fond of pretending to be two people" indicates that Carroll created the narrator as Alice's alter-ego, the mature, well mannered girl who is responsible and civil even to rude individuals, including rude animals (eNotes). There are those critics who disagree with this,...

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