Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

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Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:28 am

Did Alice learn something about herself from either story?
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Re: Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

Unread postby nebraska » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:12 pm

I think she found out she was more resourceful that she realized.

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Re: Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

Unread postby gemini » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:43 pm

A land of nonsense with everything upside-down, backwards and crazy. Well if Alice is supposed to learn by it maybe its to make her appreciate getting back home. (Or maybe that is the Wizard of Oz). I don't know if there is a moral to ether of Carroll's stories except maybe to not take things at face value and think for yourself. :perplexed:

Oh I see I read the question wrong, its not what she learned by the story but what she learned about herself. I guess I will have to go along with Nebraska's line of thought and go with self-assurance.
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Re: Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:54 pm

nebraska, that works for me. I'm not sure that was even Carroll's intent at all but thought I'd ask just in case anyone had any ideas in that vein. :grin:
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Re: Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

Unread postby Buster » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:57 pm

Maybe she found out things about herself that she always knew, and that other people had previously made it hard for her to see.

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Re: Alice Question #18 ~ Lessons?

Unread postby Liz » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:45 pm

I like both nebraska's and Buster's ideas plus gemini's. Gemini, I think you can learn something and still relate it to yourself. For example, I think she learned to think outside the box and learned that she had it in herself to do so.
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