"The Glass Menagerie" Book Review by Ivy

"The Glass Menagerie"
A short paper about the crippling of the characters in Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie".
# 92581 | 950 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2007 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses how Tennessee Williams' award-winning play, "The Glass Menagerie", is a classic study in how everyone is crippled in someway. It looks at how Amanda is crippled to the point of near paralysis by the disappearance of her husband, how Laura is crippled by fear of people and isolation and how Jim O'Connor, the gentlemen caller, is crippled by his own failures.

From the Paper:

"There is no real named disease that cripples Laura. What is mentioned fear of people and isolation, but never polio or another disease of that time period. Her crippling seems to be psychological, much like William's real life sister. Amanda treats her like a plaything, a doll, trying to dress her up and make her pretty and sociable for her gentlemen callers and school, neither of which she is mentally capable of having. She stays in this world of illusion with her glass pieces and her records because it is easier than dealing with the feelings of disappointment her mother obviously displays upon her. "

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