Day 2

Alice in Wonderland Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Talk about Carroll's use of puns. Why do you think he places them where he does?

    Students should discuss the fact that Carroll often uses puns (said by Wonderland characters) to irritate and confuse Alice. Are we meant to draw from this that puns are an irritant, a way to stop a conversation? Discuss also the possibility that Carroll himself enjoys puns and inserts them as he thinks of them.

  2. 2

    The White Rabbit is loudly rude to Alice, but the rest of the time is portrayed as quite timid. Why do you think this is?

    Discussion should focus on the tendency of humans to speak ill to those they see as inferiors while maintaining deference to those they see as...

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