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  • Laura Wingfield And Tom Wingfield
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    The German playwright, Schiller, once said that in good drama every good character is right. In this paper, I am going to discuss Schiller's comment with regard to Amanda Wingfield, Laura Wingfield, and Tom Wingfield. Tom wingfield is a character who exists outside and inside the play's action at the same time. When you see him standing on the fire escape adjoining the Wingfield apartment, Tom is the narrator. He is outside the action. He is a seasoned merchant sailor who's traveled on both land...
  • Amanda Quizzes Tom About Jim
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    The Glass Menagerie Plot Overview The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is also a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura's father, ran off years ago and, save for one postcard, has not been heard from since. Amanda, originally from a genteel Southern family, regales her ...
  • Amanda And Tom Live In Worlds
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    Worlds of Escape In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams creates a world in which the characters escape from the present situation. The characters, Laura, Amanda, and Tom Wingfield, achieve this by creating their own world in which they can escape to. Each world consists of an imaginary place where the feeling of security is present. These worlds are far away from reality. Laura's world consists of her glass collection and her victrola. According to Jim O Conner, Laura's problem is she has an...
  • Laura And Amanda
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    Indulging in Escapism In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams presents us with a Family whose lives seem to be trapped in avoiding reality instead of facing it. The play, which is much like our own lives, is constantly pointing out ways of escaping. The characters in the play each try to find there way to escape but find that they continue to tangle themselves into there problems even more. Escaping is a main theme in the play. Each member of the Wingfield family cannot live in the present. A...
  • Only Secondary Character In The Play
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    The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is a play that consists of 4 distinguished characters: Amanda, Laura, Tom and Jim. The pivotal character in this play is definitely Amanda. She affects every aspect of this play unlike the characters that surround her on a day-to-day basis. Amanda is the character with the strongest connection to Laura and Tom's father. She is the one that drew him to her and also the one that pushed him away. Without Amanda, the mother figure, the play could have never ...
  • Amanda's Dream For Laura
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    In Tennessee Williams', "The Glass Menagerie" Amanda was a woman who liked to reminisce about the past in order to escape from reality. Amanda was not wicked but intensely flawed. Her failures were centrally responsible for the adversity and exaggerated style of her character. Certainly, she had the endurance and heroism that she was able to support her children when her husband was gone. In her old life, she was once a Southern Belle with a genteel manner who lived on Blue Mountain. This was a ...
  • Class
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    Scene 7: Summary: Half an hour later, as dinner is finishing up, the lights go out. Tom feigns ignorance of the cause. Amanda, unfazed, continues to be as charming as she can be. She lights candles and asks Jim to check the fuse box. After Jim tells her that the fuse box looks fine, Amanda suggests that he go spend time with Laura in the living room. As Amanda and Tom do dishes in the kitchen, Laura warms up to Jim, who is charming enough to put her ease. She reminds him that they knew each othe...
  • Amanda Wingfield
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    A Dysfunctional Family Families are supposed to be there for each other and what have you. The families of today are more or less normal, but in the book The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams the Wingfield family is very dysfunctional. What makes this family dysfunctional are the members of it, such as Amanda, Tom, and Laura. Amanda was a very talkative mother. Amanda Wingfield was how the book called her, "A little woman of great but confused vitality clinging frantically to another time an...
  • Fire Escape Laura
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    The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie, written in 1945 by Tennessee Williams, remains today as a great literary masterpiece. Williams gave unimaginable depth and uniqueness to each of his characters. Even though the play was written in the mid-forties it is timeless, in that the problems and troubles of the characters can be related to life today, more than 50 years later. The Glass Menagerie is a great play with a central theme of escape and many symbols to support this theme. In the followin...
  • Play With Her Glass Menagerie Collection
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    The Glass Menagerie, is a adorable little play written be Tennessee Williams. The play takes place in tiny apartment, behind an ally, during the 1940's. There is three main characters, Amanda, Tom, and Laura. Amanda, the mother takes care of her two children as a single mother. She likes to have whats best for the both of her children, but sometimes favors Amanda more. Amanda is a worrier, who is upset all the time, and still crys over her husband leaving her. Tom is the narrator, and brother of...
  • Laura 1's Handicap
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    The Glass Menagerie is a play that is very important to modern literature. Tennessee Williams describes four separate characters, their dreams, and the harsh realities they faced in the modern world. His setting is in St. Louis during the Depression-Era. The story is about a loving family that is constantly in conflict. To convey his central theme, Williams uses symbols. He also expresses his theme through the characters^1 incapability of living in the present. The apartment that Amanda, Laura, ...
  • Laura And Amanda
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    Subj: (no subject) Date: 6/4/00 12: 53: 26 PM Eastern Daylight Time From: MCC 1000 To: MCC 1000 The Glass Menagerie: Plight of the Wingfields In Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation, Harry Rasky uses extensive interviews with Williams to explore the playwright's intent. Through these interviews, Rasky presents a glimpse of the playwright's life-world and the driving force behind his creations. Rasky reports Williams as saying: "I have always been more interested in creating...
  • Amanda's Yearning For The Past In Reality
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    Nostalgia: Relive the Lost Dr. Fred Davis once wrote of the nostalgia phenomenon saying, "It leads us to search among remembrances of persons and places of our past in an effort to bestow meaning upon persons and places of our present" (Davis, vii). Amanda Wingfield is a character whose entire being relies on this very definition of nostalgia and her past. Throughout the play, The Glass Menagerie, she is continuously searching for remembrances of her better days to reflect on with her children. ...
  • Affective For Tom And Laura's Life
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    Essay of The Glass Menagerie The play takes place in the small apartment of the Wingfield family in St. Louis, 1937. The action of the play centers on Tom, his mother Amanda, and his sister Laura. The theme of memory is important: for Amanda, memory is a kind of escape. For Tom, the older Tom who narrates the play, memory is the thing that cannot be escaped: he is still haunted by memories of the sister whom he abandoned years ago. Their father abandoned them years earlier, and Tom is now the fa...
  • Tennessee Williams
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    Mike Hunt Glass Menagerie One of the main elements that Tennessee Williams uses all throughout The Glass Menagerie is symbolism in order to relate to the thoughts and feelings of his characters. Obviously, to the reader or playgoer, the Wingfield family borders on dysfunctional to say the least. In order to escape this dysfunctional world that they all live in, Tennessee Williams introduces the use of symbolism. Specifically, in the case of Laura, Williams shows that she is the one character try...
  • Tom Unlike Amanda And Laura
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    Often times when people have a hard time dealing with reality they resort into a sense of illusion, such as day dreaming. This is seen when evaluating the dominant theme in The Glass Menagerie-the difficulty people have in accepting and relating to reality. As a result of their inability to overcome this difficulty, every major character in Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" withdraw into a private world of illusion and fantasy to find the comfort they can't find in real life. Out of...
  • Reality Vs Illusion In The Glass Menagerie
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    It is often difficult to decipher between what is real and what is merely an illusion. I'm sure we have all see a movie that has a scene set in the desert where the actor cannot determine whether an oasis in front of him is really there, or is just a mirage. This can be compared to some of the concepts Williams presents to us in The Glass Menagerie. Williams wrote it as a memory play; therefore, it can be viewed as non realistic. The play is filled with illusions, dreams, and fantasies. Amanda a...
  • Amanda And Laura To Laura
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    In "the Glass Menagerie", the fire escape represents a portal, or bridge, between the deceptive world of the Wingfield's and the real world. This gateway seems to support only one-way passage, but the direction varies for each character. For Tom, the fire escape is the way out of the world of Amanda and Laura and an entrance into the world of reality. For Laura, the fire escape is a way into her world - a way to escape from reality. Both examples can readily be seen: Tom will stand outside on th...
  • Amanda's Traits Good
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    Characters, like the fruit that make a tree a fruit tree make a play, a novel, or even a sit-com. A characters personality can determine what path a story line might travel, or be used to guide a story down the correct path. Characters traits can also be called upon to give a story depth and meaning. Traits can be used to take away form the story or used to bring the story out like a bright shade of lip liner brings out a set of lips. I would like to look at the traits both good and bad, of Aman...
  • Amanda's Role As A Mother To Laura
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    Arugumentative Essay On The Glass Menagerie Essay, Arugumentative Essay On The Glass Menagerie How is one to distinguish between a good and a bad mother? What characteristics sets apart a good mother from a bad one? Amanda's actions in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams were made clear from the beginning. First, she was an extremely domineering person. Especially when it came to her children, constantly putting them down and making them feel as if they were inferior and couldn't do anythi...

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