Rich Spadaccini Fifth Period March 31, 1996 The Glass Menagerie "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams shows the struggle of two people to fit into society, Tom and Laura, and how society wouldn"t accept them.
They were the dreamers that were unjustly kept out and you may even go as far as to say persecuted into staying out and aloof like the other dreamers which are forced to ...
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The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams The Tragic Effects of the Past In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams creates a world in which the characters are disillusioned by the present.
Amanda, Tom, and Laura achieve this disillusionment by resorting to separate worlds where they can find sanctuary.
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Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion.
The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape.