* Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
* Published by Derrydale Books™ in 2001. 247 pages
* Genre: Fantasy; Literary nonsense
* Alice in Wonderland is a well-known, fictional children’s story about a young girl and her bizarre experiences in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland is about a young girl who is sitting on a bank in England with her older sister, when she sees a white rabbit in a trench coat and decides to follow it. She falls down a very deep hole into Wonderland where she experiences many strange encounters such as growing and shrinking in size, and meeting curious characters including a Mad Hatter, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, and a smiling Cheshire Cat. Alice is the protagonist, meaning she’s the main character, and the story is told from her point of view. Some major characters include the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Duchess, the Cheshire cat, and the Caterpillar.
ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
Alice in Wonderland is a classic. It is filled with fantasy, and sparks imagination. I find it to be a great story that never gets old, and keeps the reader interested the whole time. The characters are one-of-a-kind, and it has a very unique and unparalleled story line. The author’s purpose is to entertain, and I think the author achieved that purpose well. In addition to the delightfully eccentric plot, there is some symbolism thrown in. For instance, the garden is thought to symbolize either the Garden of Eden, or simply just the experience of desire. These two symbolisms work together to emphasize Alice’s desire to keep hold of her pure innocence as a child. I would recommend this timeless classic to anyone because it is a creatively entertaining novel for any age. It has the potential to remind the reader of their own adolescent imagination.
I love the oddness of this story and how it ignites a strong sense of imagery with the detail it provides. I especially...