The garden is a prominent symbol throughout Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For Alice, the garden represents an ideal of beauty and perfection that she glorifies when she first arrives in Wonderland. In this sense, the garden alludes to the biblical Garden of Eden. This reference is appropriate because Alice must change her mindset, appearance, and behavior to gain access to the garden — just as Adam and Eve follow the Garden of Eden’s rules to live there. Like Adam and Eve, when Alice disrupts the way of life in the garden, she is expelled from it. When Alice discovers the reality of life among the garden’s inhabitants, it falls short of her expectations. Although the garden looks wonderful from an outside perspective, it does not live up to its appearance once Alice enters it. This reinforces the book’s thematic focus on curiosity, nonsense, and confusion.