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  • Narrators Experience With Escapism Through Books
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    Explication of "A Study of Reading Habits"A Study of Reading Habits", is Philip Larkins poetic warning that escapism and ignoring reality only makes real life less fulfilling. Larkin develops this idea via a narrator who prefers to escape from life rather than deal with it, as well as through changing use of language and subtle irony. Larkins most direct expression of his warning comes through the narrators experience with escapism through books. The narrator reveals his changing attitudes towar...
  • Williams Fire Escape
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    In the play, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many symbols which represent many different things.? Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion.? The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape.? This represents the "bridge" between the illusory world of the Wingfields and the world of reality.? This "bridge" seems to be a one way excursion.? But the direction varies for each chara...
  • Johnsons Manipulation Of Reality
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    Samuel Johnson, following in the footsteps of other great English critics, was a great poet. Johnsons poetry was different from any other writer in the late eighteenth century. He used poetry as a tool for an escape from the reality of life. Johnson would also use poetry as a tool for expression of emotion and praise for accomplishment. When Johnson wrote a poem of praise or to express emotion he would still convey his message beyond reality. He would emphasize an event so immensely that it woul...
  • Tom's Escape From Reality
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    In The Glass Menagerie, it is very clear that there is a major struggle between all of the characters and reality. Amanda, Laura, and Tom are the three main characters that had this struggle. Tennessee Williams did a wonderful job describing scenes and using symbolism throughout the story to stress this struggle. First, Amanda clearly struggles with the thought of facing reality for a couple of reasons. Amanda seemed like she was always living in the past. She always referred back to her days at...
  • Audience From The Fire Escape
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    Pragmatic criticism has clearly defined expectations of the relationship between the text and the audience. This type of criticism views the work as something that has been created to achieve certain effects on the audience (such as aesthetic pleasure, moral instruction, certain emotions, etc.) and it judges the work according to whether or not these effects have been achieved. Pragmatic theorists believe the purpose of their text is to teach a lesson that has no end that stays with the audience...
  • 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's Symbol Of His Own Escape
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    As human beings, we all experience the need for a temporary break from the complexities of daily life, whether it be through some sort of external diversion or from the depths of our own imagination. But this flight from reality is only momentary and slight. Complete and permanent escape through these means is not possible. The impossibility of true escape is a resounding theme of Tennessee Williams' play, The Glass Menagerie. Through various dramatic elements, Williams paints a realistic portra...

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