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Alice's Adventure in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (the Wonderland of the title) populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.
- This book and its sequels Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, have been incorporated into the story of LOST in many episodes, such as White Rabbit, Through the Looking Glass, Part 1, The Man Behind the Curtain, Something Nice Back Home and Lighthouse.
- In episode 1, pilot, we see Vincent the yellow labrador race by, as a reference to the white rabbit in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- White rabbits are used as recurring themes in Lost.
- In Something Nice Back Home, Jack is seen reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Aaron.
- A poster of The White Rabbit is seen on the Aaron's bedroom door in Kate's house in There's No Place Like Home, Part 2
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.
Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day!
- from Chapter II - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This line of the book, from chapter two, best sums up the theme of the book, in my opinion:
The next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!
- DaemonRising ~ Lostpedia User
The White Rabbit
Bill the Lizard
The Cheshire Cat
The March Hare
The Queen of Hearts
The Knave of Hearts
The King of Hearts
The Mock Turtle
- What is unique about the setting of the story?
- Does this setting enhance or take away from the story?
- What specific themes are discovered throughout the story?
- Do you see any themes also relating to the story of LOST?
- What is the message conveyed by the story themes?
- Do the characters seem real and believable?
- Which characters remind you of similar characters in LOST?
- Are their predicaments similar to any in LOST?
- How do characters change or evolve in the story?
- What triggers those changes?
- What are the similarities and differences with LOST characters?
- What are the philosophical views portrayed in the story?
- How is it the same/different from LOST's philosophical view?
- Be specific and provide examples to back up your point of view.
- To make the discussion more interesting, feel free to ask your own questions.
- Please be considerate of all points of view.
- Encourage participation.
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