Irony and 'The Glass Menagerie' Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Irony and 'The Glass Menagerie'
The dramatic irony inherent in Amanda's indictment of her son in Tennessee William's 'The Glass Menagerie'.
# 123285 | 1,000 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Sociology (General)

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This paper provides an explanation of Amanda Wingfield's accusation of her son in the last scene of Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie' with respect to the passage's dramatic irony in the context of the play in its entirety.

From the Paper:

"Just prior to Tom Wingfield's long-foreshadowed desertion in the last scene of Tennessee William's 'The Glass Menagerie' Amanda Wingfield hurls a departing accusation at her son which is in the context of the play both a statement of the obvious and a dramatic irony. When Amanda angrily proclaims You don't know things anywhere You live in a dream you manufacture illusions she is besides berating her escapist son for his idealism restlessness ..."

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