Cartoon about identity – a mirror that reflects the true you.
Cartoon – a mirror that reflects people’s personality rather than their appearance.
Part of the joke in the cartoon is that the shop that is selling the mirrors is selling two types of mirror. One type reflects an idealised image of the viewer, while the other reflects what the viewer really looks like at the level of their personality. The joke is that all of the idealising mirrors have sold out, and the others are all unsold.
The cartoon contains ideas similar to the portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – and to the film Shallow Hal (which it predates).A cartoon about psychology, self image, personality, physiognomy.