A comparison between the books Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone

The two novels being analyzed are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland written Lewis Carroll and Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Both novels have the main character traveling through a magical world. The adventure does not begin for either character until they enter that fantasy world. The authors of both books do a great job of using humor and fantasy to capture the readers attention. Each novel has its own special qualities, but one argument is for sure, both books are fantasies.

Secondly, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland uses humor and fantasy to appeal to both children and adults. This novel would appeal to children because of the many fantasy creatures, such as a talking rabbit, a disappearing cat, and soldiers made out of cards. A child pays more attention to a book when the characters are fantasy creatures.

Children love for their imaginations to come in handy when reading a book. This novel would appeal to adults such as the morals and comments of the Duchess. "I quite agree with you, and the moral of that is- be what you seem to be- or, if you like to put it more simply-never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise" (Carroll 69). It takes an adult's mind to even understand what the Duchess is saying and what she means when she speaks her mind. Carroll presents humor when Alice falls down the rabbit hole and meets many fantasy creatures. Even though humor is many places in this book, humor is not noticed until Alice has met the...