Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Discussion Questions

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1. Characterize Alice. How old is she? Does her character change during the story? If so, how?

2. Describe the Cheshire Cat. What makes this character important? Why?

3. Alice confronts the Duchess about her treatment of the pig-baby. Alice eventually finds comfort in her relationship with the Duchess. Describe the tension between the Duchess and Alice. How does the Duchess support Alice?

4. Cite two of the peculiar events in the novel. Why did the author include them? What purpose do they serve in the fairy-tale?

5. John Tenniel illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for Carroll. How do the illustrations support the story and characters? Would the story be as effective without them?

6. Alice changes sizes throughout the novel. Write down each time she changes size, and what mechanism she uses to do it. Note any patterns in the changes.

7. Carroll, age thirty, told the story of Alice in Wonderland one...

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