The Glass Menagerie By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

791 Words Nov 15th, 2015 4 Pages
In The Glass Menagerie the Wingfield family is saturated in their toxic relationships with one another and has trapped themselves within their broken home. It is obvious that each individual within the family is trying to create their own escape from their family responsibility. Tom, Laura, and Amanda are all facing different adversity while trying to escape their reality. Throughout the play each of these characters are forcefully trying to live a life that they are not equipped to live. The play exemplifies how each of the characters damaged self is not only from their broken home but, also from their unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Some would assume that this is unacceptable but, they are coming from a broken home which is setting up their entrapment to be inevitable. The idea that the Wingfield’s are trapped in their family responsibilities because of their broken home makes their actions more than acceptable.
Nevertheless, the inner struggle within Tom becomes apparent as he results to drinking to cope with his toxic relationship with his mother and his hatred for working at the factory. He hates his home life and especially the inability to use his instincts and strengths at the warehouse. He exemplifies that a "Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter, and none of those instincts are given much play at the warehouse!"(Gardner 937). Tom feels trapped in his life situation feeling as though he is stuck and that he will never be able to lead because of those…

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