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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for A2 Literature Coursework? watch

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    I need a second, third, zillionth opinion.

    I'm in the process of deciding what to write about for my A2 English literature Coursework. (i'm on Edexcel)

    The title is our own decision and it's going to be compared to A Streetcar Named Desire (although if we feel particularly strongly that we don't want to, there is some leeway here).

    We need 3 texts (including streetcar) and they can be ANY genre from ANY era (loads of freedom). Novels, Poetry, Drama etc.

    The link to streetcar can be very very loose.

    I was thinking of using Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Alice through the looking glass' as on of my texts but i'm slightly apprehensive as this is typically a children's book and the coursework is worth 40% of my A2! I was thinking of exploring the theme of dissillusionment with reality or possibly even insanity in both texts and bringing in either another novel or poetry as my 3rd text.

    Is this a good idea or should I stick with a more conventional text?

    Opinions appreciated

    (BTW: I am applying for English at University, so this is my most important subject at A level).

    Certainly - Alice in Wonderland is quite a deep book, and can be assessed many a way.
    Go for it.

    I think that Alice in Wonderland and A Streetcar Named Desire have some aspects in common (madness being one of them - Blanche is craaaazy), but I think that other pieces of literature might be easier to connect to said play.

    If anything I'd question whether Alice in Wonderland wasn't too complex. That book is hardcore.
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