Along with the development of beauty consciousness
in humanbeings, the mirror also was devised. The mirror
never lies. It reflects the true image of a person who stands
before it. And because of this nature of mirror, it has become
the victim of hatred by the displeased viewer who breaks it
into pieces. One may break the mirror into hundred pieces
but it never gives up its disposition of reflection.Every piece
reflects the full image of the person who casts a glance at it.
However, we should not think that the mirror reflects the truth. Whatever it
reflects is only reverse image of the viewer. The treasure we see
in the mirror is only illusion. We cannot reach for it. Whatever the
mirror reflects is only the image of a person; not the inner thoughts
of a person.It reflects the lines on his/her forehead; not the writings
written by the destiny on his/her forehead. It reflects only the tears
flowing on the cheeks; it can’t reflect the pain that caused the tears.
Literature is said to be the mirror of society. It means that the writer
is the mirror who reflects the image of existing flaws in society.
The mirror may be big, but if there are many scratches or lines in it
we cannot see the clear image . So also, the writer cannot reflect
the true image of the society, if he is a conventionist. The mirror
may be small but it should be clean without any scratches.The society
wants such literature which reflects the honest image
like a clean mirror instead of a mirror with scratches that reflects the
image with flaws.
Source:Translation of some fascinating lines from an article
in Kannada, named”Thousand images shown by an illusion
called mirror” by Ms.Deepaa Hiregutti,reader and writer.