Walking on Glass

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It's clearly dangerous, and some performers claim that it requires the utmost concentration or even mystical intervention. It's possible to fake a glass walk or to boost your chances of completing it without injury. Breakaway glass, also known as sugar or candy glass , is an easy-to-shatter substitute for real glass. When you see an actor break a bottle over someone's head, the bottle is usually made from candy glass.

Broken edges can still be sharp, but the pieces aren't usually strong enough to pierce the sole of the foot. However, some types of candy glass can become sticky or powdery during the walk, ruining the illusion. You can also protect your feet instead of using fake glass. One option is to use an adhesive like spirit gum to hold a flexible sole to the bottom of your foot.

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Another is to use over-the-counter skin-toughening products to make your feet a little sturdier and less sensitive. However, none of this is really necessary for an experienced performer.

Although it's possible to be badly cut, there are physical factors that make it possible to walk on broken glass unharmed:. But the surface involved in a glass walk is not like your kitchen floor. In a glass walk, the weight of your body is spread out over lots of pieces, which have the freedom to move. When you step on a single sliver of glass, your weight is concentrated over that one sharp point.

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In addition, if you accidentally cut yourself on a piece of glass, the culprit is usually the movement of your skin along the sharp edge. Walking on glass, on the other hand, requires you to put your feet straight down onto the edges, not to slide them around on the surface. Fire breathing. Unlike critics, such as Thom Nairn Nairn, Thom.

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Edinburgh : Edinburgh UP. In Modern Gothic: A Reader , 20 — Manchester : Manchester UP.

In this paper, however, I have not concentrated on the female characters of the other two narratives, nor indeed on the gender politics of the novel. Time is a major motif in the third narrative as well as the novel as a whole. Its centrality is manifested in the frequent references to remembering and forgetting in all three narratives; in the memories presented in the numerous analepses in the novel; or in the passing of time signified both through repeated ellipses and recurring references to time measuring such as explicit references to dates and times in the first two narratives as well as Quiss and Ajayi's complex relation to time in the Castle.

Enlightening in this context is also Victor Sage' s Sage, Victor. It is interesting also to consider Douglas Gifford' s Gifford, Douglas.

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Frankfurt : Peter Lang. In Studies in Scottish Fiction: to the Present , 7 — Similarly, the Graham narrative can be seen as a quest, the end of which is the end of the protagonist's walk to Sara's apartment with the subsequent rebuff. Alan Riach Riach, Alan. Steven's paranoia is presented as being largely a result of his habits of reading science fiction, habits sustained as much because of their soothing effect as because of the possibility of their containing clues to the Way Out There are, also, several instances of fallible narration, what Chatman defines as an irony enjoyed between narrator and narratee at the expense of a filter character For example, the analepses in Graham's narrative disclose his misinterpretation of Sara's behaviour, even though the reader cannot anticipate the extent of Sara's deception.

See John Frow Frow, John. In Narrative Dynamics. Columbus : Ohio State UP. Frow maintains that literary discourse is a bracketed discourse, where the beginning and the ending of a literary work constitute the respective brackets.

Man sets record by walking on broken glass for 18 miles

On the risks of interpretative simplifications, see D. Miller Miller, D. Narrative and its Discontents. There is the possibility of structuring the narratives on the basis of what William Nelles Nelles, William. Interestingly, the idea of viewing the Quiss and Ajayi narrative as an allegory alludes to the use of allegories in the Renaissance, when, according to William Nelson Nelson, William.

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