The Glass Menagerie Three Visions Of Time

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Yzabelle Tud
Researching Academic Articles

Summary of Article: The third article that I found is written by Sam Bluefarb, and the title of the article is “The Glass Menagerie: Three Visions of Time.” In this article, Bluefarb discusses “The Glass Menagerie” and analyzes why it is considered a play of time. For instance, the author emphasizes Amanda’s crave for the past, Tom’s yearning for the future, and Laura’s view of time being meaningless. Bluefarb stresses that Amanda is obsessed with her past; consequently, she wants to mold her past into Laura’s future. On the other hand, Tom looks forward to the future because the future offers him an escape from his darkened, present life that arose from his mother’s burdensome past. Unlike Amanda
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Explanation of Quotation’s Significance: The quote is significant because it emphasizes an important characteristic of Laura; it stresses Laura’s insecurity and her inability to accept her disability as anything other than weakness. Laura knows that she is disabled, and she understands that there is nothing she can do about it. As a result, Laura accepts her life as a disabled, young woman, and she is reluctant to let anyone “sugar-coat” her impairment. Although Laura has grown to accept her physical weakness, it has also mentally weakened her. This quote allows individuals to see that when it comes to the truth behind her life, Laura’s infirmity has severely weakened her confidence and the way she feels about the world. Instead of trying to change her life, Laura keeps to herself and accepts her inability to successfully socialize.

Work Cited

Bluefarb, Sam. “The Glass Menagerie: Three Visions of Time.” College English, vol. 24, no. 7,
1963, pp. 513–518. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/372877.

Yzabelle Tud

Researching Academic
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Abelson, and the article is titled “‘Women Who Have No Men to Work for Them’: Gender and Homelessness in the Great Depression, 1930-1934.” In this article, Elaine S. Abelson elaborately explains the effects that the Great Depression had on women, specifically working women. Millions of women had jobs before the stock market crashed. However, the Great Depression caused working women to lose their jobs at a faster rate than men. In addition, it was extremely hard for women to find ways of earning income because many places of employment discriminated against them. Abelson emphasizes that the majority of women who were unable to support their families were forced to adapt to a homeless lifestyle. However, the few married women who acquired jobs during the depression were envied for taking away a man’s
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