Oscar and Lucinda Setting & Symbolism

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Hennacombe

Oscar Hopkins's home town. It is a tiny, sea-side village in the backwaters of Devon, England.

Larmes Bataviques, A.K.A., Prince Rupert's Drops

The tiny drops of glass produced by stray pieces of molten glass that fall to the floor during the manufacturing process and harden into beautiful, unbreakable tear drops. The drops can survive the full force of a hammer blow, but if one takes pliers and removes the tail of the tear drop, the entire drop shatters easily. Lucinda first encountered this phenomenon with her parents. It sparks her interest in glass, and propels her to buy the glassworks factory.

The Prince Rupert Glassworks

The factory owned by Lucinda Leplastrier. It represents the culmination of her mother's dream to own a factory, but ironically, Elizabeth Leplastrier's dream was of a factory run for and by women. She believed that industrialization would lead to female...

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