A dream is the conduit through which Alice experiences her adventures in Wonderland. In her dream state, Alice encounters a distorted reality upheld by nonsensical characters. Yet, since she remains unaware that she is, in fact, dreaming, Alice responds to dreamlike circumstances in the context of her real life. She struggles to confront the disconnect between real life and dream life. Wonderland — a world of nonsense — makes sense within the context of a dream. Should Alice have known she was dreaming, it stands to reason that she would have been more accepting of its incomprehensibility. After all, most people expect their dreams to be disjointed and nonsensical.