Alice is on the verge of growing up and, in Wonderland, she experiences many bizarre physical changes. Being in Wonderland is unpredictable and disturbing at times, much like transforming from a child into an adult. In the hall of doors, mysterious potions and cakes give her the ability to grow and shrink, but she always misses out on the size she needs to be. When she is at her smallest, she is swept away by the pool of tears and when she finally manages to grow, thanks to the edible pebbles in the White Rabbit’s house, she grows too much and gets stuck. This endless uncertainty is a visual way that Carroll plots Alice’s spiritual journey as she comes to terms with both the physical and psychological changes that are part of growing up.