Through The Looking Glass: The role of memory in the Glass Menagerie. By: Taryn Schreiner Jessa Southland Josh Musick Shelby Baxley.
Thesis: “..Tom would have become a protagonist whose remembrance of familial things past was truly subjective, distorted, dreamlike or even nightmarish, and totally self-generated, a fantastic journey through the minds inner reaches as well as the world’s outer ones.”
Yes, it helps show the audience that the play is based on Tom’s memory and is subjective to Tom’s view point.
“The projections and lighting keep the effect slightly stylized during the scenes, the fragmented structure blocks us from too long an absorption in the action, and the re-appearance of Tom as a narrator forces us back to the present.”