Traditionally, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are both considered stories for children. If you were asked to support the contention that these are actually stories for adults, how would you defend this?
Although a child in the story, Alice often exhibits mature characteristics; and the adult characters often exhibit childish behavior. Do you consider these books to be an adult's view of childhood, or a child's view of adulthood?
Throughout her adventures, Alice grapples with her idenity. While this is a common feature of most children's books, Alice's questioning often inadvertently invokes the ideas of western philosophers from Plato to Bishop Berkeley. What philosophical issues about identity does Alice raise?
What is the significance of the mushroom that Alice eats during her adventures?
Since their publication, many readers have found material in Carroll's book unsuitable for children. Which parts of the Alice books, if any, do you think are unfit, or even harmful, to children today?
And last but not least how did you like the book(s) and how do you compare it to all the movie versions out there?