Character Analysis in The Glass Menangerie Essays

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People live their lives often with a false sense of reality. We do this to ourselves most often though what we are taught is right and what’s normal while we are growing up, or just simply lying to ourselves to make scene of our discontent or to fulfill an obligation to a loved one. “Some people walk through a hallway with covered mirrors– the hallway is lined with mirrors but there are blankets covering each of them. They go through life believing in an image of themselves that isn't real, and an image of themselves standing in the world and relative to the world, that isn't real. {C. JoyBell}. This quote I found during the coarse of my research can almost sum up my thoughts of the charters in the story. In the story the Glass Menagerie …show more content…
“in crossing that space between life and letters, two characters, Mr. Winfield and Tom, have been reassembled in such a way as to keep from view a constituent trait o their personality”(Debusscher 58) These fights only get worse and worse with the sister Laura often caught in the middle. But one of Toms secrets that he confides to Jim is that he plans to take a play from hid dads play book and leave his mother and sister behind “Stifled by his family, Tom drinks. Then, following the example set by his father, he plans to join the merchant navy. He wants to see adventure and gain experience, so that he can write”(Topham).
Next we have the mother Amanda “we meet the mother, Amanda, who still seems caught up in her life as a former Southern belle”(Brown), she wants nothing more than any other parent and that is for her children to grow up better then she did. Her younger days seemed to be filled with rays of sunshine and hope about her future life “lost in her memories or perhaps even fictional memories of a better youth”(Corbett 1) , she recalls story time after time about how many “gentleman callers” she had when she was younger all of whom had wealth and excitement that she could have had at the drop of a hat. Instead she choose the father of her children who we only know from memory and a picture on the wall “the picture hangs on the back wall of the family room; it is initially pointed out by Tom the Narrator”(145) that left the
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