As we have learned, this journey Alice went through was a dream.
I like that it ended up being a dream. I think it was actually a good idea for Carroll to end the story this way.
Dreams are an important aspect of life.
Children are known for being big dreamers. But for children, they can continue to dream. Children don’t necessarily have to “wake up” from their dreams yet. But as we grow up, we learn to wake up from dreams.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it is especially important for everyone to dream. Dreams allow us to have an escape from everyday life. But it is also important that we learn to wake up from our dreams. Dreams give us hope. Hope is generally what inspires us and boosts us try harder. But we need to come back to reality at some point.
I think Carroll was trying to point that out to children. Dreams are great. But eventually we wake up. That is just the way it works. I would like to think that Carroll is trying to teach children this. Using Wonderland is a great way to let kids dream and for their imaginations to run wild.