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Beauty found in a glass manufacturing industry.

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Daniel Hutt 26.11.03 Beauty found in a glass manufacturing industry This piece of text is about the refining skills that it takes to make glass. It gives the reader an idea of how beauty is not always so obvious, and that sometimes one really needs to go further than just looking at a flower to find it. This part of the text explains the deceiving perceptions of what some people might consider beautiful, and how beauty is not always easily noticed. To have a good idea of what happens in this text, the author begins this part by describing what happens at the end of the passage before going through the details that took place before. We know this because Carey writes "Had you, and hour before, asked him to tell you what he would call beautiful he would have drawn on the natural world". ...read more.


There is also a clash between the upper-class and poverty. It is quite typical of a rich man to enter a factory such as this one and begin to compare it with the "Caf´┐Ż Lux in Regent Street". Again Oscar fallows his first impressions and ignores the time and skill that it takes to make glass. And yet, as in the previous clash, after gaining the knowledge of the art of glass making (and after considering Lucinda's childhood, not to mention his future job) he begins to appreciate the glory of this industry. The tone is this passage is that of disbelieving astonishment. At first Oscar saw glass making as just another job or industry. However he becomes increasingly amazed at the fact that something so beautiful is made by someone so grotesque and unclean. This tone is illustrated by the author when he uses the name "Sir Piss-and-Wind" for the man who blows the glass. ...read more.


There is some use of metaphors during this passage, some easy to see and some that I am sure I did not even notice. One of the easiest ones to describe is "Oscar felt he had opened a door into her life. The author used this metaphor to show the reader how a man could open a door to a factory as if he were entering another person's life. Carey conveys this at the part when Lucinda is showing Oscar what is done in a glass factory. To sum up this commentary, Peter Carey is suggesting how one should not see life through first impressions. In this case, beauty is not as typical and obvious as some people might think. In some instances it has to be found in order to be appreciated, even if it means going to the last place you would ever imagine finding beauty. This means that in order for the world's most unusual beauties to be admired, time, patience, enthusiasm and some imagination will be required. ...read more.

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