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Prof Pat Swenson

Sierra Tower 812

Phone: 818.677.3410

Campus Email: pat.swenson@csun.edu

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Myth & Archetype: The Hero's Quest

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Department Information

Department of English

708 Sierra Tower
Phone: 818.677.3431

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Liberal Studies Program

EA 100
Phone: 818.677.3300

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Discussion Guide

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Characters

Alice, Alice's Sister, White Rabbit, Mouse, Duck, Dodo, Lory, Eaglet, Old Crab, Old Magpie, Canary, Dinah, Pat, Bill the Lizard, Puppy, Caterpillar, Father William, Father William's Son, Pigeon, Fish-Footman, Frog-Footman, Duchess, Cook, Cheshire Cat, March Hare, The Mad Hatter, Dormouse, Spade Gardeners, King of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, Knave of Hearts, Three Sisters, Mock Turtle, Gryphon, Guinea Pigs, Pig/Baby, Mary Ann

Conflict

Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.

Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.

Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).

Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.

Theme

Analyze themes such as: Personal Identity, Abandonment/loneliness, Children & animals, Death, Nonsense, Fantasy, Nature, Time & Space, Imagination, etc.

Do symbols foreshadow the plot, affect tone and/or meaning?

Pre-Reading/Post-Reading Activities

Science: Animals & Nature, Time & Space.

Social Studies: English Culture/History, Monarchy, Imagination/Fantastic Stories, Use of Nonsense.

Classroom Projects: Art, Vocabulary, Writing