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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from On Beauty and Being Just

Elaine Scarry
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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Dante's Beatrice - Scarry mentions this as an example of a beautiful woman who inspired shocking and moving feelings in her beholder.

Odysseus - This person saw a beautiful woman and, at first, was unable to comprehend her beauty until he put it in the context of other beauties he had seen.

Matisse's Palm Fronds - These serve as the basis for Scarry's argument that we can be mistaken in what we find beautiful or ugly.

Vase - Scarry writes that when this is badly constructed it only increases our appreciation...

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