The Glass Menagerie. By: Tennessee Williams. Presented By: Cindy Prom, Victoria Keith, Carlos Tovar, Carly Millard. Table of Contents. I) The Summarizer: Plot Pyramid – By: Carlos Tovar II)The Historian - By: Carly Millard S.1: Biography S.1: Continued S.2: Time Period
By: Tennessee Williams
Presented By: Cindy Prom, Victoria Keith, Carlos Tovar, Carly Millard
Crisis: Jim comes over for 2dinner and is introduced to Laura. She faints at the dinning table. He kisses her.
Tom leaves his family, but is unable to cut his emotional attachment to Laura.
1911 - 1983
aggressive, obsessed with Southern living, spoiled, loving but smothering woman.
Father: Cornelius Williams
shoe salesman, emotionally absent, abusive, and distant.
emotional and mental imbalance, emotionally disturbed, had a lobotomy in 1936.
was repeatedly favored over older siblings.
Mother: Amanda Wingfield
her life is paranoia, her foolishness makes her unwittingly cruel, there’s as much to love and pity as there is to laugh at.
Father: Mr. Wingfield
remains nameless, abandoned his family.
Sister: Laura Wingfield
failed to establish contact with reality, crippled, fragile: considered part of her own glass collection, and has deteriorated mental health.
perhaps bitter about Dakin and Cornelius’s relationship.The Historian
S.1: Biography Continued
Williams Vs. Wingfields
S.2: Time Period
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
- Worldwide economic downturn
- 1929 - 1930s
- Originated in the United States
- Historians most often use as a starting date the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday.
S.3: Media Incarnations
S.2: Stylistic Elements
S.3: Literary Devices
The Glass Menagerie