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appearance, yet she later takes her anger out on him. The mirror has no recollection of the past and therefore can’t and wouldn’t show the woman a reflection of her youthful self. That would be a lie and a contradiction to how the author personifies him. In the middle of the first stanza, Plath writes “The eye of a little god, four-cornered” (Plath 5). The mirror compares himself to a god, expressing how he feels powerful. He is all seeing just like gods are. He has seen how the woman’s appearance has transformed as time has gone by similar to how Gods watch over the
Earth from the heavens. The mirror is a truthful god rather than a cruel god. The mirror doesn't let its power corrupt its mind. The fact that the mirror is truthful and honest reveals that it is a mirror of integrity. The mirror therefore wouldn’t intentionally alter the woman’s reflection in order to contribute to her agitation. This quote portrays the mirror in a positive way, furtherly emphasizing the fact that he reflects the truth. This comparison furtherly personifies his character. In the second stanza, the woman looks at her reflection in the water.In this stanza, the mirror calls itself a lake. “Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me.