The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams

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Drama Oral: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Good morning everyone, today I will be talking about “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. Context/ author biography Tennessee Williams was born in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1911. His birth name was Thomas Lanier Williams III. He got the nickname Tennessee in college due to his classmates calling him that because of his Southern accent and his father’s home state. Characters: Amanda Wingfield - Laura and Tom’s mother. She is a cheerful woman who clings to memories of her past. “She is simultaneously admirable, charming, funny and very pushy and stubborn” Laura Wingfield - Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. She has a bad leg and has to wear a leg brace and walks with a limp. She is twenty-three years old and really shy. She lives in her own world and dedicates herself to collecting glass figurines and old records. Tom Wingfield - Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother. He is an aspiring poet who works at a shoe warehouse to support the family. He works in a warehouse and finds that he is frustrated by his daily routine at work. He uses literature, movies, alcohol and drinking to escape from it all. Jim O’Connor – Tom’s friend from work and Laura’s friend from high school. He is a shipping clerk at the warehouse where Tom works. He was a popular athlete in high school. He is focused on his goals and strives for success in his life. Mr. Wingfield - Amanda’s husband and Laura and Tom’s father. He
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