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The Glass Menagerie . By Tennessee Williams . Setting . 1930’s South Great Depression . Major Characters . Amanda Tom Laura Jim. Characterization . Amanda Bossy , controlling Tom- Selfish , short tempered Laura Physically dis abled , awkward Jim

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The glass menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams


Setting

Setting

  • 1930’s

  • South

  • Great Depression


Major characters

Major Characters

  • Amanda

  • Tom

  • Laura

  • Jim


Characterization

Characterization

  • Amanda

    • Bossy, controlling

  • Tom-

    • Selfish, short tempered

  • Laura

    • Physically disabled, awkward

  • Jim

    • Sketchy, polite, dishonest, confident, well spoken


Symbolism

Symbolism

  • Magic Coffin Trick

    • Symbolizes Tom wanting to escape without hurting anyone or without “removing any nails”


Symbols of the past

Symbols of the Past

  • Jonquils

  • Yearbook

  • Amanda’s yellow dress

  • Father’s picture frame

  • Blue Roses


Major themes

Major Themes

  • Escape

    • Two examples

      • Tom wanting to leave just like his father

      • Laura wants to escape past Tom wanting to escape current situation.

  • The Past

    • Two examples

      • Amanda reliving her past through Laura

      • Tom following in his father’s footsteps is the past repeating itself.


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