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    The Glass Menagerie

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    The twentieth century was a century full of memorable events. These events influence most everything going on around them. Tennessee Williams’s play, The Glass Menagerie, influenced twentieth century American theatre and continues to influence theatre to this day. Many unforgettable things happened in the twentieth century. On October 24th, 1929 the stock market crashes (Daniel 375). This sends the country into a panic. In other countries much more is going on such as the Holocaust. On September

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    The Glass Menagerie

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    During the 1930s, the US went through a rough period in their history. Due to a major stock market crash, the US fell into the Great Depression. Many people were forced to live with little or no money. The play, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams is set in St. Louis, Missouri during this period of time. Amanda, the mother of the family, lives in an apartment in the city with her two children, Tom and Laura. Tom's job at the warehouse and the small pay from Amanda's telemarketer job help to

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    situations can lead to a woman to be too mothering. It is a factor that transcends real life. This conflict causing dynamic is very prevalent in numerous stories, films, and plays. Two plays where it is shown in significance are Machinal and The Glass Menagerie. In both cases, the actions taken by the mother roles in the shows, resulted in some of the character’s roles ending in unfortunate events of some sort. Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal was loosely based and inspired by the murder trial of

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    in The Glass Menagerie push Laura Wingfield to be a shy girl who does not have any contact with the outside world. Laura’s biggest flaw, her slight limp, cause her to shut out the world and become a hermit. Amanda, her mother, pushes her to go to college and find a man whom will take care of her. However, Laura’s insecurities kick in and she just about throws up during her first speed test in college, which shows just how serious her situation is. Her personality shines through her glass animals

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    this time period, Europe was not doing very well, and there were many conflicts and problems that led to disastrous events such as World War I. However, I am going to connect Mr. Campbell’s class to The Glass Menagerie through Laura, one of the main characters in the play. In The Glass Menagerie, Laura is seen as a peacemaker, constantly trying to fix, or save, Tom’s, the protagonist, relationship with his mother, Amanda. Amanda is a very controlling mother and wants her children to be something

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    Essay on Glass Menagerie

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    Compare & Contrast Essay      The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams contained well-characterized characters. The "Dead Poet’s Society" also contained a great set of characters that were similar to those in The Glass Menagerie. It is fair to say that the characters of The Glass Menagerie and the characters of "Dead Poet’s Society" are more similar than different.      Both stories had no main characters;

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    conflict. An exception to this recurring plot point is The Glass Menagerie. The play was written in 1944 by the playwright Tennessee Williams. Williams wrote the story without a physical antagonist, but rather an abstract notion of hopelessness that is bestowed upon the characters. Every character in the Wingfield family struggles with this in their own way. With these struggles, the climax of each character can be derived. The Glass Menagerie was written with the theme of the play as a priority, rather

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    A Glued Glass Menagerie.

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    A Glued Glass Menagerie. A hopelessly romantic “Southern Belle”, Amanda Wingfield is said to be the “most dramatic character of The Glass Menagerie.” Amanda’s part in this particular play is that of an expressive mother who has been brought into the real world by the digressing economy, and new world form. Life as she knew it changed in a powerful way. In Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie, Amanda Wingfield is a caring mother who desperately tries to create a perfect world within her not-so-perfect

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    In the play, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many symbols which represent many different things.?Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion.?The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape.?This represents the "bridge" between the illusory world of the Wingfields and the world of reality.?This "bridge" seems to be a one way excursion.?But the direction varies for each character.

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    The Glass Menagerie Essays Prompt One The characters in The Glass Menagerie are theorized to be based off of people in Tennessee Williams’s life. The Wingfield family are supposedly similar to Tennessee’s own kin. With that, all of the characters in the play have their strong points and weaknesses in their personalities. Tom, the son in the Wingfield family, works in a warehouse. He dreams of adventure and longs for some sense of purpose beyond the town that he lives in. Although he takes care

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