Alice in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is brimming with colorful characters. One of the most memorable characters is Alice. With her silly, childish, reckless, and curious behaviors in the beginning of the book turn into a more mature, curious, brave, and adventurous child at the end of the story. One of Alice’s character traits that sticks out through the entire novel is she is very curious. When Alice saw the white rabbit look at its watch and say, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” she thinks it to be a little strange so she decides to follow it. Alice follows it to a rabbit hole, Lewis Carroll says, “In another moment down went Alice.” (p.2). Alice wants to know where the white rabbit is going and why he will be late. Alice shows curiosity, but also bravery by following the white rabbit. Something could have happened to her. She also shows curiosity when she drinks from the bottle. She doesn’t know what it was going to do to her but thought it was safe because the bottle was not marked poison. Lewis Carroll says, “…so Alice ventured to taste it, and, finding it very nice (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavor of cherry-tart, custard, pineapple, roast turkey, and hot buttered toast), she very soon finished it off.”(p.6). Alice thought that nothing bad could have happened before she drank this bottle but she didn’t know of her adventures that were yet to come. The second memorable character trait of Alice is bravery. Alice is very brave throughout the whole novel and she always speaks her mind. Alice is brave when she first meets the queen. Alice saved the cards from the queen who probably would have beheaded them. Alice says, “You shan’t be beheaded!” and Lewis Carroll continues with, “…and she put them into a large flower-pot that stood near.”(p.65). Alice was very brave so stand up to the queen and save Cards two, five, and
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