Who Is The Antagonist In The Glass Menagerie

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The play, The Glass Menagerie written by Tennessee Williams, the main characters in this play were Amanda Wingfield, Laura Wingfield, and Tom Wingfield. The play was about a memory of Tom. Tom’s father left him and his family years ago, and he had to work in a shore warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Unlike the other main characters, Tom stood out and he should be considered as the main character because he was the narrator and the play seemed to revolve around him. A reason why Tom should be the main character is because he was the narrator, and the play was told from his point of view. In most stories and novels, the narrator is often the main character. Unlike the rest of the characters, Tom connected with …show more content…
Younger, and everyone in the family had a different outlook for the use of the money. The family fought over the use of this money, but at the end of play, they resolved their issue and moved into their new house in a white neighborhood. Lorraine Hansberry expressed her ideas of the struggles that African American faced and how African Americans are proud of their race. Hansberry showed the struggles that African Americans face using the Younger family. The Younger family faced numerous challenge due to their race. Everyone in the family had a dream, but their race held them back. Beneatha wanted to go to a medical school and became a doctor, Walter wanted to be wealthy, and Lena and Ruth wanted a new house. However, their race complicated their dreams. Beneatha got judged whenever she told people that she wanted to become a doctor because she was an African American woman. At one point in the play, Walter told Beneatha that she should just get married like other African American woman. Walter wanted to invest in a liquor store and get wealthy because he hated his job and disliked how he couldn’t support his family. However, he couldn’t do anything about it because of his limited education and lack of money. Lena and Ruth wanted a new house like most white families, but they were judged because of their race. Mr. Lindner …show more content…
Throughout the course of the play, Lena showed the most pride in their race. Lena believed that her children are as good as the white people. She encouraged Beneatha to go to medical school and become a doctor. She purposely brought a house in the Clybourne Park, an all white neighborhood, because she knew they deserved to live there as much as the other white people. Toward the end of the play, Walter expressed pride in their race as well. After Walter invested all the money Lena gave him in a liquor store and lost all the money, he contacted Mr. Lindner. Luckily, he eventually realized that taking the money represented that he agreed with Mr. Lindner who believed his family doesn’t deserve to live in the neighborhood. Therefore, Walter stood up to Mr. Lindner and refused his

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