The Glass Menagerie - PC\|MAC

The Glass Menagerie - PC\|MAC

The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Themes Reality versus Illusion Tom Laura Amanda Loneliness Amandas Power loquacious nature

of Memory Fathers picture Laura blowing out the candles Symbols Fire Escape Blue Roses

Lauras isolation and fragility Fathers portrait Describes Lauras mood and beauty Glass Menagerie Represents the only place where the character can escape the painful world

Characters use to exit apt. (literal and figurative escape) Missing link b/n family members. He is gone, but not forgotten. Very important character in the play Moon Hope Conflicts Amanda versus her children Amanda versus Tom Amanda versus Laura

Toms inner conflict Lauras inner conflict Amandas inner conflict The play is set during the Depression Tom is the narrator and a character The play is a memory The initial fight b/n Amanda and Tom shows us the tension in the family The father was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances meaning? How does Amanda escape reality? Laura

has a slight limp Amanda accuses Laura of deception when she dropped out of class Amanda is worried about Lauras ability to take care of herself Blue Roses came from They symbolize Lauras beauty and difference Tom dreams of becoming a sailor. Reading and writing, going to the movies, and joining the merchant marines are all escapes for Tom

Why is Tom nicknamed Shakespeare? The music from PDH is in contrast to the Wingfields existence Tom enjoys the magicians coffin trick, why? Amanda sells magazine subscriptions to help pay rent Amanda dislikes Tom reading D.H. Lawrence, why? During the worst argument Tom and Amanda have, what insult does he say to her? Amanda believe Christian adults should want love of family Laura is petrified when she finds out Jim is coming for

dinner Jim ruins the night when he tells them about Betty Open-Ended Compare Williams life to The Glass Menagerie. How do Amanda, Laura, and Tom deal with loneliness? How do they each escape? Explain in terms of symbols and themes.

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