This post is sort of late, but I've been thinking about what we discussed in class last Thursday. To me, it seems obvious that "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a parody of "the quest." Alice does so many things to try to advance herself in the world she has found herself in, but none of them really get her anywhere and she encounters many, many obstacles along the way. She overcomes them, but where does she end up? In the same place. This is not to say that the story of Alice isn't a wonderful one, but none of her struggles seem worth it, and by the end of the book everything she's done seems so silly. I think that this is what Anne meant when she said a few weeks ago that "Alice" is a parody of life--when you really think about it, isn't everything humans do silly in the end?