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  • Laura And Tom
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    The Glass Menagerie By: Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams won two Pulitzer Prizes for A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Many others believe that The Glass Menagerie deserved one as well. The Glass Menagerie ("memory play") won the New York Drama Critics' Circles award as the best play of the season. Williams was born in Columbus, Mississippi, on March 26, 1911. His full name was Thomas Lanier Williams. He spent most of his youth in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Depression...
  • Tom's Weakness Of Entrapment
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    The Concrete Cripples In an interview, Tennessee Williams once said, "I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled... They have a certain appearance of fragility, these neurotic people I write about, but they are really strong". In Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, the strengths and weaknesses of the characters in the play is a subject that cannot be overlooked by the reader. There have been several critics who have raised interesting points ...
  • Tom The Main Character
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    Who is the Main Character in The Glass Menagerie Who is the main character in The Glass Menagerie This is the question that many people contemplate about since there is a number of characters who are fit for the part. To help figure out exactly who the main character is, think about what is a protagonist A protagonist is defined as the principal character in a literary work or a leading actor, character, or participant in a literary work or real event. Therefore, is Tom the main character since ...
  • 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 And Tom
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    Judgement Call What is a good mother Many people would immediately think of the cheery, bright-eyed, always willing to help her kids type portrayed on television oh so often. If so, then what is a bad mother Could it be someone like the wicked stepmother in Cinderella It might be a somewhat less mean spirited person like Peggy Bundy, but then again, even she came through for her children occasionally. Overall, a good mother ought to possess qualities such as caring about what her children want o...
  • 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 ...
  • Tom And Walter
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    A Raisin in the Sun vs. The Glass Menagerie American is known around the world as the land of opportunity, a place where you can follow your dreams. No matter how selfish or farfetched ones dream may be, their goal will always be available. Whether it be the pursuit of the woman of your dreams, like that of Jay Gatsby, or the hunt for something pure and real, like Holden Caulfield. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, and The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, exhibit the various typ...
  • 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...
  • Tom And His Mother Amanda
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    "Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter... ". says Tom Wingfield while arguing with his mother. In Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Tom and his mother Amanda suffer through a turbulent familial relationship, much of which is based around Tom's slightly crippled sister Laura. Since Tom's father has left, the Wingfield family relies on Tom for income. This responsibility cages Tom into an unfulfilling warehouse job, and leaves him wanting more of life. In this memory play, life an...
  • Mother Of Laura And Tom
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    English 1020 December 6, 2001 Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie reached the audience from different aspects and characteristics that made each of the characters unique and set apart. Many people barely to notice their attitude but the characters in the play are defined easily by their attitudes. While reading up on the information of family conflicts, the reader assumes that an individual is "an adequate sourced information about his or her experience and behavior in the world" (Vondreal a...
  • T Matter
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    Analysis on the character Amanda Wingfield of the play: The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams wrote The Glass Menagerie, in 1945. It was a very successful play. It is included on the seventh edition Literature, reading and writing the human experience. It was edited by Richard Abaca rian, Martin Klotz with Peter Richardson; published by St. Martin's Press, Inc. In this play, Amanda Wingfield, portrait herself as a dominant, controlling woman with a need to force her children into doing whateve...
  • 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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