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  • Tom And Laura
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    "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams shows the struggle of two people to fit into society, Tom and Laura, and how society wouldn't accept them. They were the dreamers that were unjustly kept out and you may even go as far as to say persecuted into staying out and aloof like the other dreamers which are forced to become outcasts and not contribute to the actions of all. Tom and Laura, the two dreamers, were pushed by their mom, Amanda, to her frame of mind and the thoughts of a hard workin...
  • Tom And Walter
    782 words
    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...
  • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Last Dance
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    The song is Mary Jane's Last Dance, by Tom Petty. It's a story about a girl that grew up in an Indiana town. She moved when she was 18 years old to a new town where all the guys fell for her. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recorded Mary Jane's Last Dance in 1993. The song earned Tom the best male video award at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards. Tom was presented with the highest honor in the production of a music video, the Video Vanguard Award, which highlighted the evening. On October 20, 1950...
  • Symbol Of Daisy And Gatsby's Love
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    The "True" American Dream In his novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a vivid portrait of life in the Jazz Age. Taking place in between World War I and the Great Depression, people during this time were all trying to achieve their own version of the American Dream. If it meant becoming rich as quick as possible, or the old fashioned way, everyone had their eyes set on the same prize, money. People would do anything to get it and morals were all but lost in this frenzy to become ri...
  • Gatsby's American Dream
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    For centuries, men and women from all over the world have seen in America a place where they could realize their dreams. We each dream our own American Dream. For some it is a vision of material prosperity, for others it can be a feeling of secure and safe. It can be the dream of setting goals. It can be about social justice, as Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech of I have a dream, says In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply ro...
  • Pity For Tom And The Other Boys
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    The Industrial Revolution was a crucial point in the history of the world, and also a very difficult time to endure, especially for the working class. In the late eighteenth century, a young poet and artist by the name of William Blake became outraged and inspired by the inhumane treatment of young boys called "chimney sweeps". Thus he produced a protest in the form of simple poetry. Wick steed says, "Deeper knowledge of Blake will reveal no darkly buried meaning, only a deeper sense in the mean...
  • Tom And Walter
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    Often the absence of a parental figure can have as great an effect as the presence of that person. This is certainly the case in the plays The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Though in different ways, in both cases the absent fathers have huge impacts on the families they left behind. In The Glass Menagerie, Tom Wingfield, the narrator of the play as well as a participant, is the first to speak of his absent father and acknowledges his presenc...

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