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  • Bessie And Tom Return To Their Lodge
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    When The Legends Die Hal Borland SETTINGS The story begins in Piedra Town, Arboles, on the Southern Ute reservation, in Southwestern Colorado. When Tom, the protagonist, turns five, his parents take him to Horse Mountain. After his parents pass away when he is still young, he is taken back to Piedra Town against his wishes and forced to attend school. He manages to run away to Horse Mountain in order to search for his lost friend, a bear cub. When he finds nothing left of his lodge, he returns t...
  • Tom And Laura
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    THE MOTHERHOOD I have read the two plays, "The Glass Manege rie" by Tennessee Williams and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, both of have a big impact on me. The two plays circle around the family values that convey the character of motherhood where mothers have to have a responsibility to raise, to provide their best and to sacrifice for their children. In these two plays, even expressing differently, mothers all show love to their children; they all want their children to have a hap...
  • Tom's Mother
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    Outline Thesis Sentence: Did Tom selfishly abandon his family I. Tom's character A. Daily life B. Conflicts with his mother II. Tom's job. Laura A. Asks Tom to apologize B. Mother berating him for his selfishness IV. Gentleman Caller A. Tom's secret B. Tragic outcome C. Final argument with his mother Thesis Sentence: Did Tom selfishly abandon his family To understand the question, one must understand the person. Tom Wingfield was an aspiring poet stuck in the trappings of menial society. His lif...
  • Relationship Between Tom And His Sister
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    Set in the early 1940's in St. Louis, Missouri, "The Glass Menagerie" is a remarkable memory play written by Tennessee Williams. Performed by The Virginia Stage Company, this classic play follows the struggles of a broken family trying to survive in a world that is much more harsh than the delicate world of glass animals. From the memory of Tom Wingfield, played by Michael A. Newcomer, the audience sees firsthand the hatred Tom has for the life that he has to lead. As a factory worker and the so...
  • First Scene Of The Play
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    One of the main purposes of an introductory scene is to familiarise the audience with the play's characters. How far has Williams achieved this in your opinion? I think that Tennessee Williams has achieved his purpose of introducing the play's main characters who are Tom, Amanda and Laura Wingfield's to the audience during the first scene of the play. Tom Wingfield is introduced to us in the play as the narrator as well as one of the main characters. He says: "I am the narrator of the play, and ...
  • Tom And His Mother Amanda
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    "Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter... ". says Tom Wingfield while arguing with his mother. In Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Tom and his mother Amanda suffer through a turbulent familial relationship, much of which is based around Tom's slightly crippled sister Laura. Since Tom's father has left, the Wingfield family relies on Tom for income. This responsibility cages Tom into an unfulfilling warehouse job, and leaves him wanting more of life. In this memory play, life an...

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