Reality Vs. Illusion in "The Glass Menagerie" Essay by The Research Group

Reality Vs. Illusion in "The Glass Menagerie"
This paper considers this main theme of "The Glass Menagerie."
# 73644 | 678 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (American)

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This paper explores one of the main themes of "The Glass Menagerie," namely reality vs. illusion. The paper deals with uses of fantasy and examines how the main characters deal with the disappointments of their lives.

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In Tennessee Williams' classic American play; "The Glass Menagerie," the main characters all struggle to deal with the disappointing realities of their lives. Indeed, Laura, Tom and Amanda Wingfield all turn to comfortable illusions in order to combat the loneliness and desperations of their daily lives. Thus this conflict between reality and illusion becomes the central theme of Williams' play as he uses his characters to depict the way in which one can use fantasy to escape an unpleasant reality."

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