Alice in Wonderland

Author:Lewis Carrol

By: Ashley Bittinger

Brief Summary:

Alice in Wonderland is a book written about a young girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and lands up in a mysterious world called Wonderland. Alice first lands in a great hallway that is lined with doors, but all of them are locked. She finds a small door with a curtain and sees a garden on the other side of it. She finds a key on a nearby table and opens the door to see a beautiful garden on the other side. Alice wants to enter the garden, but she is too small. She then finds a bottle that says DRINK ME, and she drinks it. She then shrinks and is now able to fit in the passage. Alice suddenly remembers that she put the key on top of the table and now she is too small to reach it. Alice then finds a piece of cake that said EAT ME on it, so she ate it. This caused Alice to grow but now she is unable to fit, so she cries. Her tears cause a pool of tears which becomes a sea. In the sea, she meets a Mouse which helps her get to shore. Later on Alice catches up with the White Rabbit who thinks that she is his servant so he bosses her around. Alice goes inside his house to fetch him his gloves and she drinks a bottle of liquid which causes her to grow. Alice then eats a piece of cake and shrinks back down to normal size. Alice then goes into the forest and this is where the Caterpillar shows up. The Caterpillar is sitting on a mushroom, smoking a hookah, and he tells Alice about the mushroom and how different parts of it will make her grow or shrink. Alice then comes across the Duchess’s house. Here she meets the Cheshire Cat who informs Alice that everyone in Wonderland is mad and he gives her directions to go to the March Hare’s house. At the March Hare’s house, she finds him, the Mad Hatter, and also the Dormouse all having tea together and Alice joins in. Here Alice learns that they are all trapped in perpetual tea-time. Alice then wanders off into the forest and finds a tree with a door in the side. She travels through the door and it takes her back to the great hall which she then takes the key on the table and uses the mushroom to shrink into the garden. In the garden Alice plays croquet with the Queen. Here Alice learns that the Queen isn’t very nice and she is always calling out for people to be beheaded. Alice meets up with the Cheshire Cat at the croquet game but the King of Hearts interrupts their conversation. The King then arranges the Cheshire Cat to be executed, but he disappears. The Queen then tells Alice to visit the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon accompanies her. Alice tells them of her adventure and they all listen to eachothers stories. The Gryphon then tells Alice she has to get back because a trail is going to begin. The trail is about the Knave of Hearts and how he is on trial for sealing the Queen’s tarts. The King of Hearts, Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit were all involved in the trial. Alice was then called to the witness stand and the White Rabbit gives evidence in the form of a letter that was written by the Knave. The letter is a poem and the King interprets it as the Knave being guilty but Alice doesn’t agree with it. The Queen then orders Alice to be beheaded but Alice grows and knocks the Queens army of playing cards over. Alice then wakes up on her sister’s lap on the riverbank and tells her sister about her adventure in Wonderland.





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Alice in Wonderland



Author: Lewis Carroll



By: Ashley Bittinger



Imagine one day you’re sitting on a riverbank enjoying the nice day and suddenly a white rabbit hops on by. The rabbit has a pocket watch and he takes it out, looks at it, and then keeps on running. Would you be curious to find out what this rabbit is doing and why it has a pocket watch? Well this is exacty what happened to Alice, a very curious girl, and her adventure begins here. In the beginning of the book, Alice is sitting on a riverbank by her sister but she decides that she doesn’t want to sit there anymore. She picks up a book and starts to read it, but it has no pictures or conversations in it. She then began to question her own mind when a White Rabbit ran close by her. She became curious of this creature and she followed it down a bunny hole. This bunny hole led her into the enchanting world called Wonderland. The first thing that Alice sees in Wonderland is a room full of doors. Each door was locked but she found a key on a table. She found a little door which was surrounded by a curtain and the key fit. The passage was too small for Alice to crawl into so she found a bottle that said DRINK ME. Alice drank it and then she shrunk. She then began to cry because she realized that she left the key on the table and now she wasn’t able to reach it. This causes a pool of water and she has to swim in it, but a mouse saves her. This is one of Alice’s first encounters with the numerous characters in Wonderland. Throughout the book Alice meets many different characters who communicate with her and help her get around the new place. I really enjoyed the book Alice in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll. There was a lot of detail in it so I had pictures in my mind of what Alice was going through and I really liked that part. I also enjoyed the illustrations because I got an idea of what Alice looked like and also what some of the Wonderland characters looked like. This book was very well written because it was smooth and went on to the next scene in a very good way. It didn’t seem choppy or like there was too much detail so I really liked that. I would definitely recommend reading this book because her adventures were so interesting and different. It was also interesting to see what Lewis Carroll was thinking when he wrote this book and I got to picture it in my mind. I liked reading this book because when I was little I saw the Disney movie of it so it was fun being able to finally read it and remember some of the scenes from the movie.



Main Characters:

Alice

Alice is the main character in this book. She has a great imagination and she is very curious which is why she followed the White Rabbit and ends up in Wonderland. Alice is a very smart girl and she becomes confused by the behavior of some of the characters in Wonderland because they don’t make any sense to her. She recites poems but she can’t remember the words to some of them. She begins to question her identity and she thinks that she is her friend Mabel. Throughout the book, Alice’s emotions change numerous times because of the confusion she is experiencing. She has cried and left a pool of tears which she had to swim in, she has been confused which led her to think she wasn’t herself, and she has also been curious which is why her adventure in Wonderland all started. While in Wonderland, Alice meets numerous characters such as the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts.

White Rabbit

The While Rabbit plays a major role in this book. He is the main reason why Alice came to Wonderland in the first place, and he is always worried about offending someone and about being late. He seems very nice in the beginning of the book, but later he mistakes Alice for his servant and bosses Alice around. Later on in the book we find out that the White Rabbit is a servant to the king and queen and he treats people differently. This is the complete opposite of Alice because Alice always treats everyone the same way.



Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is the meanest character in the book. She orders people around and always wants people to be beheaded. Alice meets the queen when she plays croquet with her. Instead of using mallets, the queen uses flamingoes and also uses hedgehogs for balls and soldiers as arches. She also wins every time because she bends the rules. The Queen of Hearts is completely opposite of Alice because Alice is a king young lady and the Queen of Hearts is a mean and rude old lady.


Setting:

The setting of this book in the beginning is the “real” world. This is where Alice is sitting on the riverbank by her sister and then decides to move. Then the white rabbit comes by and the next part of the setting takes place in Wonderland. Wonderland is a mysterious place that Alice goes to by falling into the rabbit hole. The characters down their act as if they are normal people just like Alice.


Turning Point:

After Alice meets with the Gryphon and the Mock turtle, they hear of a trial that is about to take place. This is the turning point in this book because Alice gains control over her size, enters the garden, and then participates in the trial of the Knave of Hearts. The Queen of Heart's trial is about the Knave of Hearts stealing her tarts. At the trial, Alice plays the role of a witness and is called to the stand by the White Rabbit. At the end of the trial after Alice grows larger and knocks down the Queens army of playing cards and then Alice wakes up.


Outcomes:

-When Alice followed the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, the outcome was that she ended up in Wonderland.

-Alice meets with the Caterpillar who shows her that different parts of the mushroom will make her shrink. The outcome is that Alice now has the ability to shrink whenever.

-Alice is a very curious girl, and the outcome is that she meets numerous characters such as the Mad Hatter, Mock Turtle, and the Cheshire Cat.

-Alice didn't agree with the King's interpretation of the Knave's poem and the outcomes is that she is ordered to be beheaded.

-Alice knocks the Queens army of playing cards over, and the outcome is that she wakes up from this dream.



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Alice in Wonderland

Pages: 199

Author: Lewis Carroll

Copyright year:1907