"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams Analytical Essay by Calwriter

"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
This paper discusses the character, Laura Wingfield's, role as the author's alter ego in the play, "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams.
# 54695 | 1,050 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 03, 2005 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that, although "The Glass Menagerie" centers its attention on Tom, another character, Laura Wingfield, Tom's sister, emerges as a powerful individual in the story. The author points out that establishing Laura's character takes more than physically describing her deficiencies, such as her being crippled. Laura is also characterized as a woman who has lost all hope of attaining a wonderful life in being a wife and mother. The paper relates that author Williams achieves self-actualization through Laura's character in the same way that Tom and Laura finally free themselves from their emotional burdens in the play, "The Glass Menagerie".

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