Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" Book Review by Writing Specialists

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
This paper describes the character of Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams.
# 91858 | 1,093 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper introduces, discusses, and analyzes the play "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Specifically it highlights the character of Laura in the play and what she represents. The paper's author describes Laura as afraid of everything, including life. The paper also examines the relationship between Laura and her mother.

From the Paper:

"Laura Winfield is a grown young woman who still lives at home with her mother and brother. One of her legs is shorter than the other and so she wears a brace on her leg, and she is very self-conscious about it. She thinks it makes her unattractive and people make fun of her because she wears it. That is not the truth, however. In reality, her brace is not really that noticeable. Laura is handicapped, but it is not the brace that is her handicap. The way she lives her life is really her handicap, and it makes her a recluse and afraid. She is afraid of life and of really living life, and so, she uses her handicap as an excuse not to have to really participate in life."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Williams, Tennessee. "The Glass Menagerie." Ed. Haskell M. Block, and Robert G. Shedd. Masters of Modern Drama. New York: McGraw Hill Publishing, 1962. 989-1017.

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APA Format

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" (2007, February 07) Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/tennessee-williams-the-glass-menagerie-91858/

MLA Format

"Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"" 07 February 2007. Web. 12 April. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/tennessee-williams-the-glass-menagerie-91858/>