What Does The Glass Blue Roses Symbolize

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Symbols of The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams wrote a play called The Glass Menagerie (rpt. in Greg Johnson and Thomas R. Arp, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 12th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2015] 1136-1185) that is a very interesting and enjoyable. I would enjoy seeing this play in real life. The Glass Menagerie is about Tom Wingfield remembering his mom, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. They lived in an apartment that was in an ally. There is multiple items that is seen in this play that means something to the characters. Another word for them is symbols. Symbol is The Glass Menagerie are the glass menagerie, a unicorn in the glass menagerie, Blue roses and the fire escape that is attached to the apartment. The glass menagerie is glass…show more content…
Blue roses symbolizes Laura’s unusualness yet allure. Blue Roses is the name Jim gave Laura is high school. Jim called Laure blue rose because it sounded like pleurosis. “—he asked me what the matter was when I came back. I said pleurosis—he thought that I said Blue Roses!” (1144). The finally symbol of the play is the fire escape. The fire escape was uses in many ways in the play. Tom used it for think when there was many things going on in his life. Laura slips on the steps that symbolizes her escaping from the world. Amanda used the fire escape to just talk to Tom because he was out there so many times. The fire escape is one of the main places in the play. The Glass Menagerie is a play that has many symbols in. The glass menagerie itself, a unicorn in the glass menagerie, blue roses and the fire escape that is attached to the apartment. These symbols revolved more around Laura than the other characters. The symbols are based on how Laura is in this world. Its basses on her been fragile, shy, unusualness, and escaping from the world. She finally escape from the world when Tom told her, in his memory, to “blow out your candles”. (1185). Word Count:
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