When someone is confused, dazed, or frazzled, he/she is in a state of bewilderment. Someone may be bewildered if he/she is in a situation in which he/she is unsure of him self, in a state of doubt, or cannot predict the outcome of a situation. For example, someone may be bewildered, puzzled or utterly confused, if he/she is caught in between fantasy and reality.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I-I hardly know, sire, just at present- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” 

Guernica: Pablo Picasso

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