Day 3

Alice in Wonderland Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How do you see the real life of Alice Liddell and her sisters possibly intruding into or shaping the telling of this tale?

    Discuss the Dormouse's story, which tells of three sisters whose names are take-offs on those of the Liddell sisters. Can the students find other instances in which the story seems built around catering to the knowledge and attitudes of a small child?

  2. 2

    How does Carroll relate the characters who are playing cards to real playing cards?

    Notice how Carroll cleverly interpolates descriptors of the characters that identify them as playing cards — like that when they fall on their faces the Queen cannot identify them because all the backs...

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