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    The Glass Menagerie

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    The Glass Menagerie is one the plays that Tennessee Williams is most known for. This story takes place with a gentlemen by the name of Tom reflecting back on his memories of his sister Laura and his mother Amanda. We watch as this story unfolds and how each of these characters interact with each other while they try to work though many personal and social problems. By exploring a few literary elements such as theme, symbol and characterization, you as the reader can understand the depth of each character in this memory play. Escaping and dealing reality is one of the main personal and social problems each character faces while being the overall theme of this play. Tom the narrator, often dreams of leaving his family to travel and pursue writing.…

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    Staining Stained Glass

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    signed up to take Stained Glass, I did not know what to expect. I had a vague idea that maybe we would make some glass and solder it together to create a window. I thought it would be an simplistic quick process, but I soon learned that my assumptions were wrong. After finishing my heart, I started to realize that Stained Glass is a very serious and complex artform. However, I did not fully realize the amount of dedication and hard work required to create this art until finishing my first…

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    dream. Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie presents three incomparable worlds: dream, reality and memory. The members of the Wingfield family in The Glass Menagerie hide from the reality and choose to live in a dream or a memory. Williams conveys that each character have their own dreams with are ruined by the real world. The whole Wingfield family chooses to live in a dream or a memory and disregards the thought of present. Through the use of symbolism and illusion Williams provides a…

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    The Glass Menagerie One of the many aspects of The Glass Menagerie that fascinates readers, is that it relies so heavily on memory while exaggerating the emotional value of events that take plays throughout the play itself. The word ‘nonrealistic’ is repeated several times in its stage directions solely to highlight the fact that it isn’t supposed to be depicted as actual reality. A character that represents the fantasy element of the play is Amanda, who is arguably the antagonist of the play…

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    Glass Menagerie Symbolism

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    Authors uses symbolism to display a deeper idea about the topic. It shows how a character can be represented as in a story. In the play, Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, there are three characters: Tom, Amanda and Laura. Each of them have their own objects that symbolizes them as the play goes on. Throughout the play, Tom has been wanting to escape from home and be away from the family. Laura is a shy girl, and her mother, Amanda, has been seeking for a gentleman caller for her, but…

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    As a slight cripple, she shies away from the world, hiding among glass unicorns and other figurines, and listening to her phonograph records. The real world unnerves her, deeming her unable to even handle typing class at Rubicam’s Business College. She couldn’t even type from nerves, her hands jittering across the keys. And when she tried to take her speed typing test, she vomited on the floor, and almost had to be carried to the washroom. While she was supposed to be in class, Laura simply…

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    Summary: The Glass Ceiling

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    or national origin.” - Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Glass Ceiling is defined as “an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of minorities.” (google.com) although, referencing glass, this barrier is transparent. This transparency creates the illusion that American women, regardless of race or other factors, hold economic and professional equality to men. However, statistics shall prove this is not the current, and past…

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    Novels in the Curriculum One is not defined as brave due to their physical capabilities, but by their own mind’s strength. How their mind can be able to uphold tragic events, information, the grueling aspects of life, and still be able to live life with a smile on their face, day in and day out. In the work of Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle, it deals with multiple social, mental, and physical issues that occur today in our society and everyday lives. The Glass Castle is the story of…

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    Prompt #8 The Glass Menagerie 1. How do economic circumstances affect the actions of Tom, Laura, and Amanda? Tom: The way economic circumstances affected Tom is that he seems to be the only two of the three member in the family to earn money. It is clear that they’re not in a great financial situation and Tom is doing what he can to earn money in a shoe factory. However, you can tell that Tom is not happy being in the shoe factory. When he seems to be home, he always look so tired and just…

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    Glass Menagerie Allusions

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    In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams gives the name “Wingfield” to the main characters, implying a symbolic idea, also presented through an abundance of bird references throughout the acts. These allusions are used to distinguish internal and external conflicts of each character, as well as their traits and futures. Each character has unique traits that are expressed through references to the avian. Through allusions to the bird, Tom allows us to characterize his mother, Amanda. On…

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