A common allegory for self-observation. We are looking into a mirror in our dreams in order to confirm our identity. If, in a dream, we are looking into the mirror and do not see our own but somebody else’s image, it is always a sign that we are living in a fantasy world.
It is also possible to see an actual person in the mirror.
The mirror is considered an attribute of the Fool, always pointing to vanity as one of the classic seven sins. Fools have often been depicted with mirrors.
The image of a mirror in a dream is a very important event, and should be analyzed in detail.
For the Greeks, a mirror appearing in a dream meant the death of the dreamer, since what he saw in the mirror was considered a look-alike. In fairy tales, a mirror represents hidden and future events, and the image of the soul.
According to Jung, the mirror is usually considered magical; it is “a knowing mirror,” as in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Using a mirror often transforms us into a mythical state. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice enters another world through a mirror. In Cocteau’s film Orpheus, the mirror is the entrance to the underworld.
The image of a mirror also points to a tendency to inflate emotions and lose touch with our grounding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
See Telescope. Inferiority complex, devaluing the Self. Taking small things too seriously. Possibly a suggestion to expand your frame of reference and thereby grow in awareness. See also Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Duels are fairly common in the dream world. These are verbal clashes against a rival. In many cases, these dialectical fights indicate the existence of emotional conflicts with your partner or a close relative who intends to limit your liberty. They can also express an internal conflict, probably between your conscious thoughts and your unconscious instincts. In this sense, you have to find a happy medium. These matters always have nuances, so you are not supposed to lean toward either extreme. You will not be calm until you solve it.
Many stories for kids are full of oneiric symbology and illustrate psychologic processes. An example of this is present on Lewis Carroll’s characters: Tweedledum and Tweedledee. They represent internal facets of a subject’s childhood.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams