FRIDAY CLASS

As announced on the Alice Adventure Bus:

This Friday, 10/23, we will give the class period to discussion and analysis of the play.  Be prepared to talk not only about what you liked or didn’t like but also in more sophisticated ways about interpretation, a topic we will be turning to a lot in the next several weeks as we discuss illustration and film.

For Monday, 10/26, everyone should have read through page 250 in the Benjamin book, which keeps us on schedule.  On the VERY off chance that you are behind in your reading (not mentioning any names, but Jack and Andrew), this will give you time to catch up also.

Identity

While reading chapters 2 and 3 for class tomorrow, we come across the theme of identity as being very prominent in “Through the Looking-Glass & What Alice Found There”.  We saw identity as a large theme in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (especially when she was talking to the caterpillar and reciting what she thought she knew/should know) and it is now again showing up in Looking-Glass (when she talks to the Gnat and is in the woods with the fawn).  This seems to be a strong theme in Carroll’s works.  Any ideas or suggestions as to why?