While Neate suggests that El Hoyo microcosmically
represents Chicano identity, I propose that Garza and his barbershop act as synecdoches for the even more complex community intertextual conflicts of economic systems, gendered spaces, and assimilation threats.
In The Historical Novel (1947), he draws a broad distinction between exemplars of this eponymous genre which focus painstakingly on historical details or seek to depict accurately the external facts of actual historical events, and those novels which reflect the important, dialectically-grounded human struggles of various epochs microcosmically
in poetically portraying clashes between fictional but representative members of key social groups.
Even Ackroyd's chapter titles represent microcosmically
his larger effort.
"And during this life of two-millionths of a second, / a muon can make a distant journey."  Stockhausen is impressed, both as a composer and as an observer of Creation, by the fact that in a microcosmically
small amount of time a vibrating particle of matter, for example, a myonneutrino, can travel extraordinarily long distances through the universe.
"Two Yugoslavias" (1918 to 1941 and 1945 to 1991) were created in the aftermath of the two world wars; these, in many ways, were fought microcosmically
as civil wars on the territory from which the new "South Slav" state was formed.
He knows that they encircle him, circumscribe his experience to an extent only microcosmically
modeled by his high school's Resource Room.
But it is also unremittingly intelligent and one feels microcosmically
enlightened after attending it.
If Nehanda represents the spirit of Zimbabwe, as Vera seems to imply, then the nation, born with pain and difficulty and possessing a rich and unique vision, must struggle to maintain its independent will against the greater strength of British imperialism, microcosmically
pitting female against male in a cataclysmic battle of forces that will determine the history of both peoples.
Bloom, because he is capable of entertaining multiple and even contradictory historical perspectives, reflects microcosmically
the perspectivism at work at large in Ulysses.
In other words, the same Love/Strife dualism exists microcosmically
as well: This is well known in the mass of moral limbs: at one time, in the maturity of a vigorous life, all the limbs that are the body's portion come into one under love; at another time again, torn asunder by evil strife, they wander, each apart, on the shore of life.
As the "reconstruction" of Iraq gets underway, reality television shows about plastic surgery proliferate: the violence of the war abroad microcosmically
acted out on the bodies of women at home.
469) on behalf of the British cause during hand-to-hand combat with a Russian saboteur--thus microcosmically
enacts the fantasy of an Ireland rendered disciplined, tractable, and, above all, serviceable for the British Empire during a period when Conservative imperialists such as Kipling were vociferously denouncing proposals for Irish Home Rule.