Many people will tell you that Alice In Wonderland is about a curious little girl who fell into a rabbit hole and embarked on a journey through a wonderland with talking animals and an aggressive deck of cards. Others will tell you differently. Disney's sugar-coated interpretation of the book made for a great movie, however, the book tells another tale. In order to understand the story, you must first understand the author.
Lewis Carroll, whose name is actually Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was widely rumored to use drugs; specifically LSD. It was said that his imagination was triggered by that drug and others such as opium to give him an artistic edge. If you read the book and pay close attention to certain scenes, Alice appears to be experiencing a LSD "trip."
For example, there are certain moments when she completely loses her identity in the begining of the story. Later she discovers a bottle with a note with the instructions "drink me" dangling from the neck. Could this be come alcoholic substance that somehow impairs her perception and she appears to walk through a tiny door in the wall?
What about the white rabbit? In today's society, the white rabbit represents crack cocaine. Is that why she was eagerly chasing it? What about the talking cat who toys with Alice's mind on which direction to take. Doesn't that cat seem overly relaxed? Not to mention Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb who are just two ridiculous characters.
They appear to represent someone "baked" or "tripping" on some type of narcotic.
There's also a scene in which Alice come in contact with a hookah smoking caterpillar. Not only is he an odd character, but he is openly smoking. After a conversation of nonsense, he instructs Alice that one side of a certain mushroom will make her bigger while the other side will make her smaller. Again, another open consumption of narcotic widely known as "shrooms" today.
These are just a few examples of situations in the book that would cause a person to look twice. Even though the story is just meant to be silly and fun, sometimes people can't help but add a little spice of their own.
Lewis Carroll was not on LSD when he wrote this story. In fact, scientific studies have shown that a person taking LSD would actually experience the oppsite effect on their creative ability. It would inhibited instead of intensified. This was just a rumor that had gotten started in the 1960s.