Overview Mirror Mirror On The Wall
This phrase is both “Mirror Mirror On The Wall” and “Magic Mirror On The Wall”.One of our favourite Disney classics, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, features an Evil Queen, who delivers this famous line, “Magic mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?” This is the original line and it’s not has been changed or edited as people remember it. At least there is no evidence of doing so. It is only logical that the phrase is “Magic Mirror” as the Mirror’s persona whom the queen refers to is named ‘Slave in the Magic Mirror.’
Just like various other examples of Mandela effects, this common error has rooted itself deep into our culture. There was even a movie made in 2012 under this wrong name “Mirror Mirror”, starting Julia Roberts. It is almost as if people did not know that it was a mistake. But before going into the possible explanations of this occurrence, there is one thing which is important to know is the original story of Snow White written by Grimm brothers had the phrase as “Mirror, mirror, on the wall.” Disney has made many changes in the story to make it more interesting and it took the creative liberty to also change this famous phrase. Maybe this translation was the reason which created the confusion in the first place.
The Mandela Effect
The Mandela effect is a phenomenon in which a large number of people believe in the same misconception and can swear by the life that it is true. It happens that they remember an event which might not have happened at all. This effect is named after the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. In 2013 when Nelson Mandela died, the world broke into a huge confusion. People from all around had claimed that they believed Nelson Mandela was already dead in the 1980s while in prison. Drawing from this incident, a paranormal researcher Fiona Broome put together the phenomenon of Mandela effect.
As simple as it seems from the above discussion, it’s doesn’t stop people from deliberately insisting that the phrase in the Disney movie was “Mirror Mirror On The Wall.” The most logical explanation can be that as others draw sources from the original story, Disney has put in its own imagination and that is what stirred the confusion. You might remember this line only through the Disney movie but there are also other sources and examples which point towards ‘mirror mirror.’
This example proves a point that the Mandela effect can be caused due to various reasons. It can be due to misinformation, bias in confirmation, misremembering or simply the misconception.
The Mandela effect is caused due to confabulation. Sometimes the brain remembers distorted, fabricated and misinterpreted memories of the past. This is not intentional or conscious act to deceive others. Confabulation leads people to give rise to incorrect memories which can be about the most trivial details. But sometimes this minute detail leads up to something big which becomes a complex fabrication. The people who are under the influence of Mandela effect are usually extremely confident about their beliefs and do not agree to any kind of contradictory evidence.