'Alice in Wonderland' Questions for Study and Discussion

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Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) is a famous and beloved children's classic by Lewis Carroll. You may find these questions useful for book club discussions,  to help you with your studies, or to help with any discussion of the book.

Questions for Study and Discussion

  • What is significant about the title?
  • What are the conflicts in Alice in Wonderland? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional)?
  • How does Lewis Carroll reveal character in Alice in Wonderland?
  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • What are some symbols in Alice in Wonderland? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • Is Alice consistent in her actions? Is she a fully developed character? How? Why?
  • Does Alice change and/or develop as a human being?
  • How does Alice relate to other characters in the book?
  • Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters persons you would want to meet?
  • Does the story end the way you expected? How? Why?
  • What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?
  • How does the past figure into the novel?
  • How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?
  • How does Carroll use poetry in this novel? Why?
  • Would you recommend this novel to a friend?
     
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