is the first creature Alice sees, anxiously running into the rabbit hole in order to not be late. He is a very distinguished rabbit, with a large house and a gardener and always wearing gloves, a waistcoat and a pocket watch, but he is always in a hurry. His fear of the Queen of Hearts while at the croquet tournament makes him a little rude and short with Alice.
The timeline below shows where the character The White Rabbit appears in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 - Down the Rabbit-Hole
Chapter 2 - The Pool of Tears
Chapter 4 - The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
Chapter 8 - The Queen's Croquet-Ground
Chapter 11 - Who Stole the Tarts?
Chapter 12 - Alice's Evidence
...nothing. The King thinks this is very important and the jurors scribble frantically. The White Rabbit intercedes, commenting that the King actually means “unimportant.” The King agrees, muttering the words “important”... (full context)