"The Glass Menagerie" Book Review by cee-cee

"The Glass Menagerie"
This paper analyzes the symbolism and imagery in the play "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams.
# 108413 | 1,786 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 06, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , English (Analysis)

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The paper discusses how Tennessee Williams uses symbolism throughout "The Glass Menagerie" to illustrate the struggle for happiness that each character faces. The paper focuses on the central symbols of the glass menagerie itself, escape, the unicorn figure and darkness. The paper highlights how the symbolism makes the play richer, more believable and even more tragic in the end.


Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bloom, Harold, ed. Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.
  • Crandell, George W., ed. The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
  • Timpane, John. "Gaze and Resistance in the Plays of Tennessee Williams." The Mississippi Quarterly 48.4 (1995): 751+.
  • Tischler, Nancy M. Student Companion to Tennessee Williams. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
  • Williams, Tennessee. "The Glass Menagerie." Ed. Haskell M. Block, and Robert G. Shedd. Masters of Modern Drama. New York: McGraw

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