“Who are you?”

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Absolem - Blue Caterpillar
The Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar - is a fictional character appearing in Lewis Carroll's 1865 book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Absolem: The question is, 'Who are you?'"
Alice: Alice.
Absolem: We shall see.
Alice: What do you mean by that? I ought to know who I am!
Absolem: Yes, you ought, stupid girl.
(The scene takes a turn here as the other characters show what Alice it is she who is to become their heroine and savior from the fierce beast called the Jabberwocky.)
The White Rabbit to Absolem: Is she the right Alice?
Absolem: Not hardly.

"Not hardly." At first take it may seem like the caterpillar is saying that they have brought forth the wrong girl entirely. However, digging a little deeper, it seems that Absolem is suggesting that Alice simply has yet to become who she really is.