In what ways the concept of main theme ‘growing up’ is given in the novel ‘Alice in Wonderland?

Ataman, Ege (2014) In what ways the concept of main theme ‘growing up’ is given in the novel ‘Alice in Wonderland? Other thesis, TED ANKARA KOLEJİ.

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The purpose of this extended essay is to look deeper into the main theme in Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice in Wonderland. The aim is to answer the question how the concept of growing up is persuaded in the novel. Giving a full analysis of the protagonist Alice Liddell and the other characters in Wonderland do this. Also by analyzing the main antagonist the Queen of Hearts and the King of Hearts, the role of social pressure on growing up is also explained. Purpose of the journey through Wonderland is explored and explained in terms of growing up in a society like Victorian Period in England. So the link between the Wonderland and growing up is conveyed in this essay. The essay explores how the author uses language, motifs, and symbols in order to answer the research question. In the novel language has a great role to describe the Wonderland and its madness. Also motifs and symbols are also supports the main theme growing up. Though in the novel there are many motifs and symbols used, only the ones, which are supporting the main theme, growing up, is studied in this essay. By explaining each motifs and symbols, and characters which supporting the main theme, and the society pressure on children, the struggle of puberty is expressed. Struggle of puberty is an important theme since the novel is written 1865 in England, still in many societies today it is current.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Emine Efecioğlu, IB Notu: D
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Users 114 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 12:45
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014 12:45

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