“In another moment, Alice was through the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Look-glass room. The very first thing she did was to look whether there was a fire in the fireplace, and she was quite pleased to find there was a real one, blazing away brightly as the one she had left behind. ‘So I shall be as warm here as I was in the old room,’ thought Alice; ‘warmer, in fact, because there’ll be no one here to scold me away from the fire. Oh, what fun it’ll be, when they see me through the glass in here, and can’t get at me!’
Then she began to look about, and noticed that what could be seen from the old room was quite common and uninteresting, but that all the rest was as different as possible. For instance, the pictures on the wall next the fire seemed to be all alive, and the very clock on the chimney-piece (you know you can only see the back of it in the Look-glass) had got the face of a little old man, and grinned at her.”1
The Mirror as a metaphor for mirrored, reflected, mapped reality is one of the most widely used images in many human sciences today. It is from this image that the 19th Century English writer Lewis Carroll created his famous novel, the story of Alice, entitled Through the Looking Glass. When she passes through the mirror, that is, when she passes from reality to its reflection and image, Alice draws conclusions that recall general observations about illusions ...