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  • Laura And The Glass
    585 words
    Laura, Amanda, Tom, and Jim resort to various escape mechanisms to avoid reality. Laura, fearful of being denigrated as inferior by virtue of her innate inability to walk, is shy and detaches herself from the unfeeling modern world. Amanda tries every means to integrate her into society, but to no avail. She sends her to business school and invites a gentleman caller to dinner. She is both unable to cope with the contemporary world's mechanization represented by the speed test in typing and unab...
  • Characters Of The Glass Menagerie
    963 words
    Dysfunctional. Codependent. Enmeshed. Low self-esteem. Personal struggles of the twenty-first century or those of the past? In his play, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams portrays a southern family of the 1940's attempting to cope with life's pressures, and each of their own conflicts, after they have been deserted by their father and husband. In attempting to create a modern-day movie adaptation of The Glass Menagerie from the original play, a parallel element would still be conveyed to t...
  • Play The Glass Menagerie
    414 words
    The play the Glass Menagerie supports the theme of illusions. A menagerie, a zoo, refers to a group of inhuman creatures. Since the creatures are glass, they are very fragile and not real. The title specifically refers to Laura's collection of glass animals mainly horses. To escape the harshness of reality, Laura spends hours playing with the menagerie; this is an imaginary world for her. It is not only Laura, it is all of the Wingfields, they are all fragile enough to break easily. They burn wi...
  • Poet's Society And The Glass Menagerie
    755 words
    Compare & Contrast Essay The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams contained well-characterized characters. The 'Dead Poet's Society' also contained a great set of characters that were similar to those in The Glass Menagerie. It is fair to say that the characters of The Glass Menagerie and the characters of 'Dead Poet's Society' are more similar than different. Both stories had no main characters; therefore it was easy to distinguish similarities and differences between them. The Glass Menageri...
  • Breaks Some Of Laura's Glass Menagerie
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    The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams 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. Each character can be found with symbols that best represent them. The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the "bridge" between the illusionary world of the Wingfield and the w...
  • Our Town And The Glass Menagerie
    394 words
    When I compared Our Town by T horton Wilder and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams I noticed a lot of differences and very few similarities. I noticed differences in the roles that the mothers played in each of the stories, and the impact that the father had on the family. Another difference is the setting that each one of these stories takes place. Our town and The Glass Menagerie have a few similarities however it is much easier to point out the differences. The first difference that I ...
  • Real Glass Menagerie
    488 words
    Broken Glass The Glass Menagerie refers to the fragile world of dreams, and illusion. Within the play Williams uses characters who face solitary struggles in an emotionally, physically, and financially starved surrounding. During the course of the play, a glass unicorn gets broken, symbolizing the fragile nature of a dream world. It's more than coincidental that the play's title refers to the collection of glass animals that belongs to Laura. The title of the play gives symbolism to the lives of...
  • Glass Menagerie And Little Voice
    1,421 words
    Mark Herman's Little Voice and Tennessee Williams Glass Menagerie are very similar, in many ways yet the two also have their many differences. In both stories, the girl, Laura or LV is searching for freedom, and they live in a one-parent family where the dad either died or ran off a long time ago. The Glass Menagerie is set in America in the 1940's-1950's. The Wingfield family consists of Amanda: Amanda is physically small, full of life, but grasping for another era of gentility or civility that...
  • Williams Use Of Dialogue And Symbolism
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    Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie, appears as a living, breathing symbol in itself. Williams portrays a vast array of subtle references to human nature in a poetic, yet realistic form. One can discover his immense use of symbolism throughout the play. Amanda's character portrays one for of symbolism that Williams uses, whereas, the glass menagerie, the fragile unicorn, "Blue Roses", and the fire escape pertain to the abstract and in depth form of symbolism. His use of symbolis...
  • Important Themes In The Glass Menagerie
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    Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. In The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams uses many themes to develop the characters in the play. Disintegration of a family, loneliness, and illusion and reality are three of the many themes portrayed in The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie is the story of a slow and remorseless destruction of a family. There is nothing melodramatic about this destruction. It is gradual, oblique and laced with pathos and humor...

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