Trivia - An established author with whom I will be attending a writing workshop (Aug 2007) shared information on writing a 1000-word synopsis of one's novel, describing the crisis and climax of the tale.
That's how I realized that the events in the chapter titled "The Virgin" were the climax of the first part of the book (Elvira's story). But I hadn't written it as a climax.
As I transformed the previous chapter to meet the structural needs of my fiction, I felt I needed to add this chapter as well.
The imagery of fire and glass, of Scylla and Charibdis, are present in scripture (Rev 15:2, D&C 130:7) and classical literature.