The Girl in The Looking-Glass: A Reflection

The Girl in The Looking-Glass: A Reflection


  1. Notice how the mirror in the first paragraph is set up as the frame for a kind of a portrait.
  2. The unnamed narrator attempts to construct a portrait of the Isabella Tyson that consists of her outer self and her inner self. The portrait is reflected in the objects inside and outside the house as they reflect in the mirror. Describe the images reflected in the mirror.
  3. What kind of contrast is there between the objects inside the house and outside the house, as they are reflected in the mirror?
  4. Describe how the narrator attempts to compose the portrait through the mood inside the room, through her own imagination, and through the presentation of Isabella in the mirror
  5. What are the known facts about Isabella’s outer self?
  6. What material objects inside and outside the house does the narrator use to imagine Isabella’s life?
  7. What are Isabella’s letters supposed to conceal, according to the narrator? What would one know if one could only read them?
  8. At the end of the story, according to the narrator, is it possible to know objectively one’s inner reality?
  9. In this story Woolf questions whether the inner self of an individual is finally knowable. What do you think is her conclusion? Provide support for your statement.
  10. What do you think is the role of the mirror in the story? How has the mirror been used as a metaphor in literature?
  11. Describe the characteristics of this story that resemble stream-of-consciousness narrative technique.

Find a picture of a room inside and a garden to illustrate the house in the story

Read the following text. How is this related to the story?



    1. The mirror at the beginning of the story portraits Isabella because of the fact that from the outside of the House, and metaphorically speaking physically, lets us see how her action in her house are, her intimacy,  things that we aren’t supposed to see from the outside. Her real her.
    2. The unnamed narrator attempts to construct a portrait of the Isabella Tyson that consists of her outer self and her inner self.  There is a reflection of the objects inside and outside the house as they reflect in the mirror. Imageries reflected in the mirror are described as unorganized, always moving, as a mess. ¨Nothing stays the same for two seconds together¨ This is how the narrator describes the furniture in the inside of the house, messy, not steady. This messy house is a metaphor of this Isabela´s mind. On the other hand, the reflection of the mirror outside is described as The contrary from the inside. ¨But, outside, the looking-glass reflected the whole tables, the sunflowers, the garden path so accurately and so fixedly¨As a contrast, the outside was the reflection of Isabela´s appearance. She seemed to had a perfect life. ¨All changing here, all stillness there¨ The outsides reflection was the contrary from the insides reflection.




  1. The narrator attempts to compose the portrait through the mood inside the room, through her own imagination, and through the presentation of Isabella in the mirror. The narrator describes Isabella as a spinster apparently 55 years old, full of secrets,¨Long letters of intimacy and affection, violent letters of jealousy and reproach, terrible final words¨. This letters made us feel she has lots of history, a life full of passion and emotions. Also, the narrator things she has lots of things hidden from us lots of secrets ¨There must be a truth; there must be a wall¨ the narrator by this quote shows as that he/she thing that Isabella has people that know her although she hides everything, supposedly. Also, he/she thinks that Isabella travels and has an interesting, full of joy life.
  2. What we knew from Isabella, in connection to her outer-self is that:¨Any woman of flesh and blood of fifty-five or sixty should be really a wreath or a tendril¨She is around fifty-five years old. ¨As for facts, it was a fact that she was a spinster; that she was rich; that she has bought this house and collected with her own hands¨ in connection to her outer self we know that she lives alone, that she was rich (is what we think about the beginning) and that she started her life at this same house at her own. Another fact from her outer self is that:
    ¨She had gone presumably into the lower garden to pick flowers¨ she always worked with flowers.
  3. The narrator uses furniture, letters, walls and her flowers to imagine her life. ¨The rugs, the chairs, the cabinets, which now lived the nocturnal life before one’s eyes¨ the furniture is described as a wild animal, something to fear of, messy. The walls wide ¨There must be truth; there must be a wall¨. ¨Burst here and there into white and violet blossoms¨Flowers are part of Isabel’s life. ¨One realized at last that there were merely letters, the mad had brought the post¨ Isabella always received letters. This letters, in connection with what the narrator things she had lots of letters that were full of Isabella´s history.
  4. According to the narrator, Isabella’s letters would show as all her history. A full life full of secrets. They would let us know how she has. ¨And thus if one had the audacity to open a drawer and read her letters, one would find traces of many agitations, of appointments to meet, of up breathing for not having met¨. All what we needed to know was in her letters.
  5. Yes, at the end of the text we can really see Isabella’s inner self, it stops being a thing the narrator suppose, and it becomes a fact. ¨ She stood naked¨what it represents the fact that she was naked is that we can see her real her, without any obstacle. ¨Isabella was perfectly empty¨There weren’t any emotions, any feelings, she was thinking of nothing, anything inside her.
  6. In our opinion, Woolf shows at the end the real part of Isabella: ¨ At once the looking-glass began to pour over her a light that seemed to fix her¨. This quote portrays a message connected to the fact that she was full of superficial things. And the mirror didn’t show that things that people usually saw in Isabella, but, what she had inside. How she really was, who she really was, all that she was thinking. And how she really was, who she really was and what she was thinking was nothing. ¨She stood naked in that pitiless light¨, she was no one, nothing inside, everything outside.
  7. The role of the mirror in this story is a connection to this story has to do with seeing the inner self of someone through the mirror. It can show what someone has inside without any stereotypes neither thing covering nither related to the superficial things.  The symbol of mirrors in literature is connected with a reflection of the soul. It doesn’t lie. It is a mechanism of self-realization.
  8. All throughout the story we have a third person, omniscient narrator who is limited. We only know what the narrator sees and thinks, nothing else. The narrator doesn’t know the truth, he only knows thinks be what he sees and facts. In this way, we can analyze firstly the out self of the character. But at the end of the story, the narrator changes to an unlimited narrator. Where we can see who the character really is. We see her soul, her inner self. This way of narrating help us to compare the superficial and how we think someone is by seeing her from the outside and compare it with what we see in the end. Her soul.

We chose this image because we wanted to show how people saw Isabella, connected to her outer self. The garden we choose is full of flowers and we connect that with the fact she is described as someone who was always in his garden looking after her flowers. And on the other hand, the inside of the house doesn’t look organized and it seemed a thing had been moved. The house was described, as a metaphor, as if nothing stayed the same for too long.

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Guión cinematográfico

Una vez leidos los libros de Martín Fierro, ambos escritos por José Hernandez, nuestra profesora decidió hacer un proyecto grupal. Este consistía en dividirnos en grupos de a seis y elegir una de las escenas sucedidas en el transcurso del relato para trabajar. Luego debíamos elaborar un guión cinematográfico y actuarlo. Yo realicé mi trabajo con Juana Perez Muniz , Federika Marty, Otto Kreutzer, Martina Ibarbia y María Roggero.


La pelea con la partida policial. La intervención de Cruz

Ext. Tapera – Amanecer/dia

Nos encontramos afuera de una tapera. MARTÍN FIERRO está tirado en el piso escondiéndose. De repente escucha las pisadas de los oficiales. CRUZ y la partida policial están en búsqueda de FIERRO.

FIERRO se levanta del piso y prueba el filo de su CUCHILLO


No se han de morir de antojo


Vos sos gaucho matrero


Vos mataste un moreno y otro en una pulpería, y aquí está la policía que viene ajustar tus cuentas; te va a alzar por las cuarenta si te resistís hoy día


No me vengan con relación de dijuntos: esos son otros asuntos; vean si me pueden llevar, que yo no me he de entregar aunque vengan todos juntos

(Los oficiales rodean a FIERRO)

El OFICIAL 1 le dispara a FIERRO, pero lo esquiva. FIERRO, luego, lo mata

El OFICIAL 2 está distraído con su rifle y FIERRO lo acuchilló.

Dos OFICIALES, con SABLES, se ubican enfrente de FIERRO. FIERRO pone su PONCHO en el piso. El OFICIAL 3 pisa el PONCHO y FIERRO lo quita. El OFICIAL 3 se cae de espalda. El OFICIAL 4 se va corriendo.


Si me salva la Virgen en este apuro, en adelante le juro ser más gueno que una malva

El OFICIAL 5 intenta matar a FIERRO con SABLE, pero FIERRO le quita el brazo antes de que lo lastime. FIERRO le arroja TIERRA a los ojos del OFICIAL 5. Mientras el OFICIAL 5 se intenta de sacar la TIERRA de sus ojos, FIERRO lo voltea.

Un OFICIAL acuchilla a FIERRO, en las costillas, con su SABLE.


¡Cruz no consiente que se cometa el delito de matar ansí un valiente!

CRUZ y FIERRO luchan contra los OFICIALES restantes. Los OFICIALES terminan huyendo.

(hacia los oficiales que se escaparon)

Que vengan otro policía a llevarlos en carreta

FIERRO hace una CRUZ de un palito y le reza a Dios. Después de amontonar a todos los OFICIALES muertos, CRUZ y FIERRO se van de la escena.

Por: María Roggero, Silvestre Braun, Otto Kreutzer, Martina Ibarbia, Federika Marty y Juana Pérez Muñiz


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Virginia Woolf

  1. write down important facts about her life
  2. her influence on women writers
  3. her technique she introduced in Literature



-Born in a high-class English household

-Raped by her 2 brothers

-Suffered from depression

-her depression was getting worse as her sister and mother died, and when her father died

-She committed suicide by walking into the sea


2)While Woolf was alive, she was very criticised since she was a female writer. The fact that Woolf focused on women’s rights that influenced her writing. She influenced other many feminist women to write. Writing, for women as a profession, was vas seen at that time. But with her hard work, she could manage in a world of men. So she is seen as a hero foto many other woman writers.


3)At first, she changes the perspective of the narrator in any part of her novels. In her writings, she uses the order and they caos total describe some characters or places. She uses a lot of literary devices like metaphors, comparisons, similes, alliterations, personifications, and imageries, to help the creation of caos.

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The eye as a sense organ


Study the structure and functions of the human eye HERE, and complete pages 9 and 10 from the booklet.


Watch the video!

Booklet Act: COMPLETE questions 4 c and d on page 10.


  • In pairs,  add a video which shows the pupil reflex in your eyes.
  • Using your reflex actions knowledge, sketch the sequence of the pupil reflex. State the stimulus, receptors, coordinator, effector, effect, response and all the neurons involved.
  • What is the importance of this reflex?
  • Booklet act: COMPLETE questions 1 b and c on page 9.


  • Play this animation about focusing a close or distant object and answer the interactive questions.
  • Booklet act.: Answer questions 2 and 4 a and b.


Let’s discuss them HERE!

Connections between the nervous system and the eye as a sense organ.

Booklet act: Answer question 5 on page 10.


2a. Lens and cornea.

2b. CIliary muscle would contract so the lend go fatter and shorter.

Stimulus (light intensity)—– receptors(retina)–sensory neuroncoordinators(Brain)—-Effector–muscle of iriseffect—-response

  • Bright Light=cones—-Pupil constricts
  • Dim Light=rods—-Pupil dilates

The importance of this reflex is to prevent the damage of the retina. If too much light reaches the retina, it can be damaged. On the other hand, if the light is dim if the pupils would dilate we wouldn’t be able to see in the dark.

4a. Muscle A= Ciliary muscle: Allows the lens to become fatter for focusing on close objects

Muscle B= Iris circular muscles: The pupil becomes smaller.

Activity 4c

Activity 4D

Exercise 1 activity c:

  1. C) Jasmine could see shapes but not colors in a dark room because cones are the once that detect color thanks to the bright light can’t work without light. On the other hand, rods can work with dim light and allows as to distinguish shapes.
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Comparison between Rooms & Home is so Sad

This two poems have too much in common. I did this essay to prove my ides!

Essay QuestionComment Closely on how the writers of “Rooms” and “Home is so Sad” deal with the double meaning of “rooms” in their poems.


By analyzing the poems “Rooms” and “Home is so Sad” in detail, there are a lot of similarities between them. Not only the authors express their ideas about rooms literary as a physical place, but also they show their ideas about this place in a metaphorically place where memories and feelings are kept and stalked.

On the one hand, in the poem “Rooms”, by Charlotte Mew describes the rooms as small places where the old abandon things are kept: “seaweed smell” By this olfactory imagery, the author portrays the idea that there are rooms where nobody entered for a long time. Places where there are humidity and seaweed. This type of rooms are described as safe areas since only the owner could enter and have his personal and intimate things. In addition, this poem has other themes, that it is need to be read between lines. The other meaning of rooms in this poem is more metaphorical. Rooms are used to keep memories and feelings: “I remember rooms that have had their part” The author portrays her ideas that there are rooms for all the types of memories and feelings and once that these things pass, this room is closed forever, as a phase of your life. But there is a big criticism: “Rooms where for good or for ill—things died”.Using this quote, the author is trying to portray the big themes of this poem that are depression and sadness towards her memories. There will be a point where we die, and all our memories, feelings and actions would be forgotten forever.

On the other hand, the poem “Home is so Sad”, by Philip Larkin also describes the rooms as feeling and something more than a small place where people sleep. This poem has the same theme of the previous one. The reader can realize of this by reading the alliterative title: “Home is so Sad” where there is an emphasis on the word “S” which represent the feeling of sadness and depression that, for the author, it is caused by the home. And as the other poem, this one can be interpreted in another way, on a more literal: “It stays as it was left”. The author is portraying the theme of privacy. No one can enter to your room without your permission. In there you have full power and is the only place where you could have your own privacy and the personal things: “Shaped to the comfort of the last to go”, continuing with the same idea, the room can be organized and reorganized by the owner, the times that he want, and nobody could tell him what to do. The room is the safe place for one person and it always be like that.

To conclude, the poems “Rooms” and “Home is so Sad” are much more similar than it seems. Both can be analyzed in two different ways (literal and metaphorical).

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The Hollow of the Three Hills

The Hollow of the Three Hills, is a story that make me remember to to a very famous christmas movie, “Christmas Carols”.


Here is a trailer of the movie:

At first, in both stories the protagonists had three different encounters with people that were affected by the protagonists, thanks to something or someone supernatural. Although in Christmas Carols the specter can see what is happening, in The Hollow of the Three Hills, there are only auditory descriptions(that is the only information that she receives).

Secondly, the two stories, the protagonist had made something wrong that they are ashamed and regretful about. In The Hollow of the Three Hills, the girl can’t do anything about it. She is an specter that can only see, or hear the things and can’t influence the reality. She has to accept what she did and live with that for the rest of her short live. While in Christmas Carols, the protagonist, that did horrible things, can do something about it. The supernatural encounters opened his eyes, realizing that he was a selfish and a stingy person. The realized that he can change the present, saving his future

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In our literature class, we started reading a poem called “rooms”, written by Charlotte Mew. After reading it, we had to do an activity that consists in two parts. In the first part, we had to answer some questions about the previous poem, while in the second activity, we had to read a poem called “Home is So Sad” and contrast it to “Rooms”  in terms of style, language and form.

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

I did it with Juana Perez Muniz


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Literature, Authors Presentations

On ower Literature, all together, we created a presentation based on the writers of the 12 stories we are going to read throughout the year.  We were divided into groups and each group presented two writers.

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Ensayo del Poder de las Palabras

Durante las primeras clases de literatura, hicimos el primer ensayo del año, basado en la reconocida frase“Uno es dueño de su silencio y esclavo de sus palabras” .

“Uno es dueño de su silencio y esclavo de sus palabras”

Muchas son las frases que han dejado una marca a lo largo de la historia. Una de ellas es sin duda, “Uno es dueño de su silencio y esclavo de sus palabras”. Que con tan solo pronunciarla, no podrás sacártela de la cabeza

Todos sabemos que el habla da poder, y es por eso que el callar requiere un sacrificio. . Las palabras guardadas, la mayoría de las veces tienen mucha mas importancia que las ya dichas, ya que el dueño cuenta con el control absoluto de la información que posee y depende solo de él, el paradero de la misma.

Es muy difícil encontrar oraciones que puedan ser suficientes tanto para iluminar o destrozar a una persona, a diferencia del silencio. Muchas veces, las personas que tienen que interpretar lo que no le dijeron, se vuelven locas pensando en las posibles respuestas que pudo haber recibido. Por eso existe otra frase, mundial mente reconocida que dice “Una mirada dice mas que mil palabras” que en otro momento me tocara hablar de ella mas detenidamente.

Las palabras deja de ser propias en cuestión de segundos, cuando uno decide compartirlas. La plática se puede convertir en algo muy peligroso y que el lenguaje es muchas veces causa de conflicto ya que el mal uso de dichas palabras pueden darse a una mala interpretación e iniciar un conflicto por un simple malentendido. “El pez por la boca muere”, como bien dice este dicho, muchas son las situaciones en donde la voz nos convierte en esclavos de lo que decimos, no porque las palabras nos aten, sino porque pasamos a ser responsables de lo que decimos, cómo lo decimos y a quién lo decimos.

Por otro lado, podemos considerar que uno también puede ser esclavo de su silencio. En algunas situaciones, callar es el camino fácil, no por sabiduría sino por miedo. Pero es muchas veces el caso, en el que ese silencio puede ser incluso tan dañino como la propia palabra ya que no informar al otro o ocultar una verdad podría perjudicar no solo al que no está enterado sino al que lo oculta.

Las palabras y el silencio son fuertes armas a las que se le atribuye mucho poder. Ambos pueden presentar tanto alegrías como amenazas y es muy importante la utilidad de los mismos, en el contexto adecuado. Para finalizar, podemos llegar a la conclusión que es astuto no decir todo lo que uno piensa, pero sí, pensar todo lo que va decir.

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Trabajo Práctico Lengua

Con nuestra profesora de Lengua, Carolina Silva, estuvimos viendo los errores gramaticales que comete la gente cuando habla. Y ella nos asignó un trabajo en el que teníamos que entrevistar a distintas personas de diferentes edades y sexo. Para ello, elegimos un tema muy abierto en el que podían repreguntar hasta que el entrevistado cometa, o no, algún error.

Este trabajo lo hice con Lola Villegas, Flor Claps y Benjamín Mayol.


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