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Deception in 'The Glass Menagerie'
An analysis of the theme of deception in 'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee Williams.
# 130956 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Drama and Theater (American) , Sociology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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In this paper, the writer discusses that three forms of deception: fantasy escapism, sexist isolationism, and material obsession are present within 'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee Williams. The writer points out that three family members of the Wingfield family often use these forms of deception to escape from the cold realities of life, but often hurt others in their lack of intimacy and isolation. The writer maintains that this provides the key aspect of deception that are used within the play, which define the problematic and dysfunctional relationships found within this classic play by Tennessee Williams.

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