The Rabbit-Hole and the Beginning of Alice’s Adventure
Alice is with her sister but quickly becomes bored and distracted. Soon after, she notices an eccentric rabbit in a suit walking on two legs and decides to follow it down the famous rabbit-hole, beginning her journey.
While lost, Alice meets the Cheshire Cat, which is able to phase in an out of physical reality as it pleases, and which seems to have insight into the nature of the insanity of Wonderland. It is one of the first times we get a glimpse into what Wonderland represents. The Cheshire Cat points the disoriented Alice in the direction of the Mad Hatter’s house.
The trial turns ugly and the card jury and the Queen become suddenly hostile towards Alice. Alice rejects their fantastical basis as they surround and rush her, before she promptly wakes up to her sister cleaning leaves off her face.