Fantasy & Science Fiction

The high fantasy subgenre is primarily characterized by its focus on the conflict between good and evil. It is very often closely related to themes from folklore featuring a quest and sometimes a courageous hero or heroine. (Lukens 83)
(Optional (helps with assignment), Read Chapter 8 of Essentials of Children’s Literature Pearson 9th Edition textbook.)

Bettelheim argues that

The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue; that while what these stories tell about does not happen in fact, it must happen as inner experience and personal development; that fairy tales depict in imagery and symbolic form the essential steps in growing up and achieving an independent existence. (73)

Assignment:
Read chapter 3 in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to discuss. (Answer this question in your review) How does Bettelheim’s insight about fairy tales apply to that chapter?

First, provide a very brief summary of the chapter that you chose.

Next, provide a summary of about two well-developed paragraphs.