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  • Literature The Meaning Titles
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    Kenneth Joyce The title is one of the most important things in literature. The title is the gravy for the mashed potatoes. With out a title, a story is like tits on a bull, meaningless! Furthermore, with out a title how the hell are you going to find the freakin book in the library. The meaning of the title usually is interwoven throughout the story and is often times hard to understand. The title of a story is not always apparent and need some interpreting from the reader. In the plays The Temp...
  • Characters Of The Glass Menagerie
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    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
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    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...
  • Laura's Collection A Glass Menagerie
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    In his drama, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams uses symbolism in order to develop multi-faceted characters and to display the recurring themes of the play. These various symbols appear throughout the entire piece, and they are usually disguised as objects or imagery. They allow the reader to know the characters' personalities, and their true inside characteristics. These symbols also add to the major themes, which develop as the play gains momentum. In the drama, symbols play the most imp...
  • Poet's Society And The Glass Menagerie
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    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...
  • Unicorn Of The Play
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    In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams uses various types of symbolism. He uses the symbols to develop character and theme, to elaborate on what the characters aspire to be, and to identify what they actually are. Laura Wingfield is a very complex and important character to the play. It is from her that the name of the play derives from, being that she is the owner of the menagerie. Her nickname, Blue Roses, is one of the key symbols in the play. It shows the unusual imaginary quality of her...
  • Laura Lives In Her Dream World
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    Laura and Her Ways Laura is a woman who has reached the body of a full adult, but she has yet to gain the brain and thought process of an adult. Laura is a woman that lives in her own dream world, and is not motivated by what is going on in the real world. She is a woman that fails to grow mentally as she does physically. Laura is very shy around people, especially around strangers or someone she likes such as Jim. Jim is a friend of Laura's brother who is invited to dinner one night. Laura had ...
  • 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, ...
  • Glass Laura Aids Characters
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    Moy 1 Shelly Moy M. Ragan ENG 122 AL November 14, 2002"Outshined Ugliness" Life is a lonely tale of alienation, as Tennessee Williams conveys though his play, "The Glass Menagerie". Williams surrounds Laura in isolation from a world in which they wish to belong to by using various symbols. The symbolic nature of the motifs hidden within the lines of this play provides meaning to the theme found consistent throughout the play: Individuals are all alone in the world. Williams brilliantly illuminat...
  • Real Glass Menagerie
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    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...
  • 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...
  • Tom And Laura's Mother
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    The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Appearance vs. reality An important theme of, The Glass Menagerie, is that of appearance vs. reality. The characters escape from their normal lives into a fantasy world in which they are happy. Without these fantasy worlds the characters would be miserable. Laura uses her glass figurines to escape from the things her mother wants her to be doing. Tom goes to the movies to escape from his mother and her nagging. Amanda, Tom and Laura's mother, reminds hersel...
  • Glass Menagerie And Little Voice
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    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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