Call Toll Free: 1.855.314.3368

Family in Williams' The Glass Menagerie

No Works Cited
Length: 733 words (2.1 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Yellow      
Price: $14.95
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The dictionary defines a menagerie as a small collection of valuable or precious items. In Tennessee Williams' novel, The Glass Menagerie, a family is indeed shown as a menagerie and how all the members of that family have a false reality, which is made of glass and can easily break at any time. Tom's, Laura's, and Amanda's false realities are combined to form a menagerie of dreams. Tom?s mental façade is composed of pirates and films to escape regularity, Laura's, built of glass animals to take her mind from physical and mental deformities, and Amanda's, dreaming of olden days, of gentlemen callers and of beauty to escape her loss of social status.
To begin, action movies and images of freedom illustrate Tom?s false reality.
Tom?s mental reality is the repeated visits to the motion pictures. Towards the beginning of the book, Tom gets in a heated argument with Amanda and says,? I?m going to the movies (24).? Tom even returns from a show he has just visited and is even intoxicated (26). By going to the movies, Tom lives his life through the silvery lives on the screen. This fasc...

[to view the full essay now, purchase below]
Learn by seeing a well-written example
Improve your grade
Finish your paper faster

Benefits of Purchase

When you purchase a paper, these are just a few of the benefits you will appreciate.

Follow the instructions below to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper:

You may view this document now for only $14.95. This is the total cost - there are NO other charges. The document will be on your screen as soon as you pay with your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Your purchase is 100% secure.