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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.