Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The caterpillar looks at Alice and asks sleepily, "Who are YOU?" to which Alice replies she no longer really knows anymore, after all the recent changes. She tells him how confusing it can be to change size many times in one day, but the caterpillar simply disagrees, and maintains that even changing into a butterfly would feel in the least odd for him. Their conversation proceeds with difficulty, since the Caterpillar speaks only in terse, logical sentences and is rather unfriendly. Alice maintains that she is changing, and doesn't remember things as she used to. To prove this, she tries reciting a famous poem ("How Does the Little Busy Bee"); however, it comes out just as wrongly as the verses in wonderland tend to do, and is full of nonsense and malicious humor.

The Caterpillar asks her what height she would prefer to...

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