The caterpillar wasn't trying to be mean.
The flowers on the other hand were being downright malicious.
This is going off the book, because I cannot remember the Burton movie very well
The flowers were TRYING to hurt Alice's feelings, the caterpillar was just kind of irritated with her.
The flowers= mean girls in high school
Caterpillar= an adult talking to a very dumb child
Hahaha well at least thats my opinion!
Definitely the flowers.
I mean the caterpillar kind of confused me and in a sense, was rude in the way he was TRYING to get her to think, but the flowers were just annoying and just downright prejudiced and ignorant........ >.>