Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In Which a Princess Goes Down the Rabbit Hole

For my paper, I will be comparing Alice in Wonderland and A Little Princess. I never would have even tried to compare these two books before, because they seem extremely different at first glance. However, after thinking it over a bit, I think I can see a bit of similarity between the main characters, Alice and Sara. So that’s kind of what my thesis will be about. It will probably change a bit, but here it is so far:

Alice, from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and Sara, from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess, are both little girls with active imaginations and a way of looking at things that others might consider strange. Sara uses these traits to escape her world while Alice must use them to accept the world she’s in, but they both need these traits in order to cope with their situations.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I think the only thing missing is the "so what?". If you flesh out the last phrase a little more, "they both need these traits in order to cope with their situations" you might be able to develop a thesis with a bit higher stakes and attract more readers. Good luck!