The Glass Menagerie And A Streetcar Named Desire Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Both of these women are very strong characters. A Streetcar Named Desire is entirely focused on Blanche and her delusions. Towards the end of The Glass Menagerie, Amanda reverts back to being the most popular girl in Blue Mountain. She is also assuming that the gentleman caller will take on look at Laura and want to marry her, thus securing Amanda and Laura’s future. Both of these women characters are very strong. Since Williams’ sister Rose and mother were the only women with whom he had a deep relationship with, his female characters tend to take on their qualities. Williams was homosexual, so he didn’t spend much time with women. In The Glass Menagerie, the two female characters where obviously his mother and his sister. At the end of the play, Tom feels guilty about leaving his sister, which is how Williams felt about Rose his whole life. In the play, Tom left because he was afraid his mother would drive him crazy. This was a fear that Williams lived with his entire life. He was afraid of going crazy like his …show more content…
Stanley is very macho, very honest, and very brutal. Tom, who is Tennessee’s alter ego, is also a very strong character. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley is a quintessential male. He is very possessive of Stella and his entire house. The idea for this character came to Williams from an old friend who use to work at the factory with him. This is a good example of how Williams incorporated people that he knew into his plays. Perhaps the reason he did this is to make sure that his characters had all the complexities of real people. Williams also wrote about himself, like in The Glass

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