The Glass Managerie

The Glass Managerie

This Reality
The Glass Menagerie written by Tennessee Williams follows the lives of three people of a middle-class family, Amanda Wignfield and her two children Laura and Tom. Mr. Wingfeild left his family many years prior to the time this play takes place. The only representation, besides memories, is a large picture hanging in the living room. Each character in The Glass Menagerie has a need to escape from he or she?s life.
Tom Wingfield, a main character and the narrator, openly shows the reader his need to escape. The realities of his life consist of working in a warehouse, and wanting desperately to leave the he has behind. Tom feels that he receives nothing but heartache for all his efforts. He is torn about escaping from what he calls his life.
The major issue that concerns Tom is that he cares deeply about his sister, Laura. He also fears what another man leaving is mother will do to her. Tom never asked to have the role of his father, but he had no other choice. He took responsibilities on that broke his own father down. That brought down his own

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