Posted by: Angela W. | December 3, 2009

Alice learning lessons?

Throughout Alice’s journey in wonderland, Alice encounters extraordinary people and places that help her determine right from wrong. As I was reading this book, I began to notice that she was learning life lessons every time she met a new person.

First, she is first starting to determine from right and wrong when she meets the Duchess in her home. When she enters the Duchess’s home, she is welcomed by an overwhelming smell of pepper, flying plates, and a screaming baby. She notices that the child is in danger and will not live much longer under the conditions it was in. She decides to take the baby away from the home, which, I think, is a mature, or right, choice on her part. Also, when Alice goes to the tea party with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, she is greeted very rudely. One of the first questions the March Hare asks Alice if she would like some wine, when really there was none. Alice says, “Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,” after she finds out that there is no wine. This is a sign of determining right from wrong. Knowing what is civil of not is a life lesson that I am very glad I learned.

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