Beyond The Glass Summary

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The author, Daniel C. Weaver depicts the story “Beyond the Glass” in a skillful way to engage the audience. Daniel C. Weaver does a good job on showing the struggle of the pathologist to identify the disease which makes the audience to ponder upon what is going to happen next. Although the story “Beyond the Glass” contains lots of medical terms, however, to make the story interesting and effective for the general audience, the author adds descriptive details and suspense to the story.
The first technique in use to make the reader understand the intensity of the story, Weaver provides descriptive details while defining the medical terminologies. The author mentions that “there was a little scarring at the edges but no sign of cirrhosis, the medical term for scarring” where he describes how does the liver appear but to help the audience understanding he also defines the medical term that might be unknown to general audience. Adding details to the story was a very clever technique used by the author because it makes the story more …show more content…

As the author move along with the story, the story gets more interesting. The story just begins with a pathologist trying to figure out the disease but it ends up the patient being Amish and having too much iron in the liver. As the pathologist were doing all the test to figure out the disease, the audience were moving along with the pathologist by learning the medical facts of certain liver disease. The author mentions “he was too young for the pigment to be lipofuscin, which usually appears in the elderly…if it was bile, he should be jaundiced.” In the middle of the story, the author adds these lines which make the reader also wonder what might be those pigments were in the patient’s liver. If the author left out the suspense from the story and just directly said what kind of a disease the patient has then the story would not as engaging as it is

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