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  • Several Little Fires
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    The book, TRIANGLE The Fire that Changed America, written by David Von Drehle. Is set in New York City primarily in the tenements of the Lower East Side and in Greenwich Village. The story provides a detailed account of life as an immigrant during the early 1900's, the garment workers strikes, the corrupt political structure of the time, several eye witness accounts of the blaze that killed 146, the missing safety procedures that could have saved them, the trial that attempted to bring the owner...
  • Triangle Waist Company Fire
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    A Review of the Essay "Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire" Reported by Leslie Regina Goodson The American History Illustrated, published in July of 1981, featured an essay by Bonnie Mitelman. The essay expounds on the tragedy of a horrific fire at the Triangle Waist Company on March 25, 1911 and the impetus it had on a union activist, Rose Schneiderman. Ms. Mitelman emphasizes the altering change such a tragedy can have on an individual, a small community, a society, and nation. The Triangl...
  • 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...
  • Fire Escape In The Opening Scene
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    In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams uses the theme of escape to portray the inutility and disparity of each of the characters dreams. The Glass Menagerie takes place in the small, ghetto apartment of the Wingfield family. Poverty is what has trapped them in their meager living quarters. The escape from this apartment, these relationships, and this way of life is an imperative theme throughout the play. The fire escape, the dance hall, the absence of Mr. Wingfield and the unavoidable depar...
  • Good Example Of Symbolism For Tom
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    Tennessee Williams is well known for the use of symbols in her plays. Symbol or symbolism is when an object, a thing, a person, an animal or anything tangible represents an abstract idea. In the play The Glass Managerie, Tennessee successfully uses a variety of symbols to show the characteristic in each character. She uses many symbols to show the character Tom who is the narrator as well as the main character of the play always want to escape from reality, escape from what he have in front of h...
  • Fire Escape
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    No one has a perfect life. Everyone has conflicts that they must face sooner or later. The ways in which people deal with these personal conflicts can differ as much as the people themselves. Some insist on ignoring the problem as long as possible, while some attack the problem to get it out of the way. Willy Lowman's technique in Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, leads to very severe consequences. Willy never really does anything to help the situation, he just escapes into the past, whe...
  • Their Own Fire Safety And Building Codes
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    The Triangle Fire of 1911 Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, in New York City a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. One of the worst tragedies in American history it is known as the "Triangle Shirtwaist Fire". It was a disaster that took the lives of 146 workers, most of which were women. This tragedy pointed out the negatives of sweatshop conditions of the industrialization era. It emphasized the worst part of its times...
  • Laura Trips On The Fire Escape
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    "You Can Run, but You Can't Hide" If one chooses not to face reality, it will soon become a "slap in the face" in many ways, which is a major theme portrayed in The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. The play was published in 1944 and was originally titled The Gentleman Caller. The characters in The Glass Menagerie each have another life they want to lead, yet none but one could actually go face to face with reality and step out into the "real world". There were attempts made by other chara...
  • 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...
  • Laura Trips On The Fire Escape
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    In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone, and an example of this is that he called Laura "Blue Roses". He was being friendly when he nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn't really talk to each other. That was basically under the only circumstances that they actually talked. The only reason that Jim asked Laura what was the matter in the first place, was because she was out of school for a long time and he was just a little concerned like anyon...
  • Fire Escape
    431 words
    The Glass menagerie describes the harsh realities people face in a modern world. It also exposes the lost dreams of a southern family and their desperate struggle to escape into their illusions. Symbolism is a major aspect in this play that cannot be ignored. There is a deeper symbolism in the play that gives each character a depth. Tennessee Williams uses the symbols to develop character and theme, to elaborate on what the characters aspire to be, and to identify what they actually are. Tom Win...

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