Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

This is a template of the reading comprehension map for Ms. Moix's English class.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Mind Map: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1. Summary

1.1. Section 1// In this section, we start with Alice sitting with her sister. As her sister is reading, we get to understand Alice's perception on the world. How she wants there to be more imagination anf the fact that the book cvx

1.2. Section 2// Section 2 continues Alice's issue of grown and shrinking, but is helped by Cheshire Cat's with advice. She is also able to meet the cook who seems to be mad, just as everyone else in Wonderland.

1.3. Section 3// In this section, we get to meet the red queen and play a lovely game of croquet. She then leads us to meet and talk to the Gryphon, who was once a sea turtle named tortoise, adn now the Mock Turtle

1.4. Section 4

2. General Info

2.1. 11-26-1865

2.2. novel

2.3. English

2.4. Wonderland

3. Author

3.1. Lewis Caroll

3.2. 01/27/1832 - 01/14/1898

3.3. English/British

3.4. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.

4. Characters

4.1. Alice

4.2. The Red Queen, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, Humpty Dupmty, the White Knight, the Gryphon

4.3. The Queen of Hearts

5. Vocabulary

5.1. Section 1

5.1.1. Insolence

5.1.2. Pretext

5.2. Section 2

5.2.1. Coax

5.2.2. Languid

5.3. Section 3

5.3.1. Crimson

5.3.2. Knave

5.4. Section 4

5.4.1. Askance

5.4.2. Contemptuous

6. Plot

6.1. Initial situation- Alice is bored. She is sitting on a riverbank with her sister, who is reading and she is feeling too lazy to pick daisies.

6.2. Conflict- Alice wants into the garden, but can't find a way to reach it.

6.3. Complication- While Alice is trying to find a way into the secret garden, she faces strange talking animals, as well as growing smaller and larger over and over again.

6.4. Climax- Alice finally finds a way into the garden and makes her way inside.

6.5. Falling Action- Alice grows back to her origional size, as she is returning to her right size, she starts to understand that the amazing world around her is simply just a card game and all of the creatures are just playing cards.

6.6. Conclusion- On the riverbank once again, Alice wakes up next to her sister and realizes that everything was just a dream. She tells her story to her sister who starts imagining the characters herself.

7. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

7.1. Themes- I think that the theme goes hand in hand with the main symbol in the book. When Alice keeps feeling the unlikable situation of keep changing and always feeling lost wherever she is, just helps us understand how she is growing up and changing. The reason she is so unhappy about it, is letting us see how painful it is for her to grow up and how much she wants to hold on to her childhood.

7.2. Symbols- I think that the main symbol in this book would most definitely be the garden. The garden may symbolize the Garden of Eden. A place full of of beauty and innocence that Alice is not able to access. On a more hidden level, the garden may represent hope and desire, because how hard Alice is trying to get inside. Both meanings work together to show Alice’s desire to hold onto her feelings of childlike innocence that she must let go of as she gets older.

7.3. Allusion