Alice in Wonderland Essay

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1. How would you characterize Alice?

Based on the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Alice, the heroine of the story is a curious, imaginative, strong- willed, and honest young English girl. Her adventures begin when she falls asleep by the side of a stream in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down his hole. Her curiosity has made her ventured the world she never been before, entered each doors that she able to open, she even trying hardly to figured out how to open the doors she couldn’t opened. She also curious about the food and drink she’d found in her journey, she always ate and drank beverages she’d never known just to figure out what its taste or what it’s used for. Her imagination take her to try to communicate with every creature or character (which most of them are animals) she’d met on her journey even though she knew that it would never happens in normal life. She has many adventures in a Wonderland peopled by all kinds of strange characters and animals. Her strong-willingness makes her always optimized that she could through all of her journey nicely and got back to her normal life in normal world. Her honesty makes people or character she’d met cared for her and want to help her to figure out who she is and how to get her back to her real world. The tale is an extended metaphor for the challenges she will face as she grows into an adult. She possesses unusual composure for a child, and she seems bright but makes many charming mistakes. She grows more confident as the book progresses.

2. Explain this quotation!

‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I—I hardly know, sir, just at present – at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’ Based on the story, the Caterpillar may not know exactly what creature Alice is, because he never saw any creature like her...
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