The Glass Menagerie By Henrik Ibsen: A Literary Analysis

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As proved by history, the collapses of kingdoms were inevitably related to the revolts of their citizens due to exorbitant taxation and suppression. As explained by physics, a common automobile tire can easily burst under high pressure when it is overinflated. This idea is also presented in the literature. Particularly, three dramas--Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen--address the theme that excessive suppression of human nature will eventually lead to the extreme explosion, normally accomplished by a departure from a stifling environment to their dreams.
The power of the dream is inarguable, as it motivates people to advance their life. Sadly, the wish is beautiful, but the reality is relentless. All sorts of obstacles block the path to the
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In addition, Miranda does not appreciate Tom’s contributions and unreasonably opposes him to spend any time in writing. Therefore, Tom feels imprisoned by the financial obligation of the family as well as Miranda’s restriction on him. During an intense argument between him and Amanda, he compares the warehouse he works at to a “celotex interior with [fluorescent] tubes”, claiming “[he has] rather somebody packed up a crowbar and battered out [his] brains—than go back mornings!” (Williams 1156). With the metaphor and hyperbole in this phrase, he emphasizes his resentment to his current life. Sadly, Miranda cannot recognize her overwhelming confinement to her son will only drive him farther away. In addition, Tom is tired of the endless quarrels with his paranoid mother, but he escapes from the reality in the movies negatively, which is merely a Band-Aid to the conflicts instead of seeking for a practical

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