"The Glass Menagerie" Analytical Essay by Primo

"The Glass Menagerie"
An analysis of Tennessee Williams' play, "The Glass Menagerie".
# 6579 | 745 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Drama and Theater (American) , English (Analysis)

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The author of this paper analyzes how Tennessee Williams, in his play, "The Glass Menagerie", portrays the fragile psyches of its characters. The paper shows how the characters are an arrangement of tiny, delicate glass figurines whose essence of life can be shattered very easily.

From the Paper:

"All the characters in the play in some way seek an escape: Tom movies and the marines, Laura solace in her glass animals, Amanda from reality; even Jim seeks escape from the responsibilities of his upcoming marriage. The father has already left, abandoning his family to their fate. The play is also replete with symbolism: The apartment in a big city is a symbol for the loneliness that each character carries around."

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