The plot of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” can be hard to follow, as it takes many different turns and follows what seems to be a non-linear path. The objectives of the first class are to discuss the narrative structure in traditional terms, to familiarize students with these terms, and to make sure that they have a good grasp of the plot.
Class discussion: Identify that major parts of a plot (background/introductory material, rising action, climax, falling action) and discuss the different aspects of Alice in Wonderland in this context. Are there several different parts that could be used for each area? How does this change our understanding of the story?
Activity: Divide students into small groups of three or four and assign them each one part of the plot structure. Have them identify three different moments in the story that could be seen...
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