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'Alice in Wonderland' Questions for Study and Discussion

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Study Guide Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) is a famous fantasy by Lewis Carroll. Here are a few 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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