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The Life and Works of Tennessee Williams - “I was not aware of how much vital energy had gone into this struggle until the struggle was removed” (A Streetcar Named Desire). Williams struggled as a child which helped him began his writing career. William’s grew up during the Great Depression, the many changes of presidents, and a fire that change work policy everywhere in the United States. A Streetcar Named Desire brought him great success. Tennessee Williams struggled with communication as a child. To deal with life Williams started to write; he wrote plays, poems, and books....   [tags: Tennessee Williams Essays]
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The Doctor Stories, by William Carlos Williams - William Carlos Williams uses the examination and expression of details in The Doctor Stories to show various emotions and the readers’ reactions to those emotions. He uses positive emotions such as enchantment, pleasure, excitement, surprise, and a sense of satisfaction to express the upside of a clinical encounter. He also enables the use of negative emotions for expression - disappointment, frustration, confusion, and perplexity. In order to properly identify the varied emotions and reactions to the complex dimensions of clinical encounters in William Carlos Williams The Doctor Stories, one must first understand the what and the how of clinical encounters....   [tags: William Carlos Williams]
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The Works of Tennessee Williams - Throughout American history there have been many playwrights, but one man strayed away from the staus quo and created something revolutionary. “His contributions to the American theatre are revolutionary and inestimable.” (Kolin IX). Tennesse Williams became famous due to his idea of overcoming “the norm” of the twentieth century. His personal experiences and highly rated plays gave him ultimate success in the literary world. “He is a poet because he is aware of people and of life. His perceptions are quick....   [tags: Tennessee Williams Essays]
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Theodore Williams: From Major Leagues to War - Ted Williams quest to hit .400 did not become a cliffhanger until the last day of the regular season. On the last day of the year, the Red Sox had a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics. Williams batting average was at .39955 which would of rounded up to .400. The Red Sox's player-manager, Joe Cronin, offered to sit Ted for the games so he would finish the year with a .400 average. Ted declined the offer and said “I’m going to play. If I’m going to be a .400 hitter, I’m not going to slip in through the back door, and I’m not going to do it sitting on the bench.” In the first game Ted went four for five and was easily over .400, but he still refused to sit the second game....   [tags: red sox, baseball, ted williams]
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The Use of Force by Carlos Williams - The Use of Force In Carlos Williams’s short story, “The Use of Force,” the doctor’s use of force is portrayed in a way that is controversial. Controversial in that it could easily be argued either that the doctor has complete reason to use force upon the girl, or that the doctor has no right to use any amount of force upon the girl without her consent. It could also be argued either that the results of the doctor’s use of force is a success or a failure. I feel that the doctor has reason to use force upon the girl in order to check her tonsils for a number of reasons....   [tags: The Use of Force Carlos Williams] 549 words
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Amanda Wingfield in the play, The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams, was portrayed as a distraught southern belle trying to control the lives of her children. In The Glass Menagerie Amanda is the matriarch of her small family who appears at first to be a woman who cared about her children’s futures- that is before she becomes so overbearing that she started to hinder her children’s future. Amanda was a single mother who could never grasp reality. The Glass Menagerie was a memory play that told of a family trapped in destructive patterns....   [tags: Williams Glass Menagerie]
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Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie If The Glass Menagerie were performed without the effects Williams wrote into the script, then the play would barely have a plot. Williams' use of music, lighting and a television screen add depth and meaning to the play. He uses effects to portray the feelings of the characters, rather than their words or actions. In Tom's opening speech he states that'The play is memory.' Because it is about his memories of his mother and her memories. They both spend the play living in the past....   [tags: Williams Glass Menagerie Essays] 951 words
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Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge - Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge If we bemoan the loss of light as the day changes to night we miss the sunset. In her memoirs Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams relates the circumstances surrounding the 1982 rise in the Great Salt Lake as well as her mother’s death from cancer. Throughout the book Williams gets so caught up in preventing her mother’s death that she risks missing the sunset of her mother’s life. However the Sevier-Fremont’s adaptability to changes in nature inspires Terry Tempest Williams to re-evaluate her response to changes in her life....   [tags: Terry Williams Refuge Essays] 1175 words
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Terry Tempest Williams’ Refuge - Terry Tempest Williams’ Refuge Adaptation is the source and story of a species’ survival. Human beings’ journey across and habitation of the earth’s surfaces demanded resilience to change. As a result each race is a product of the land in which they inhabited. We have grown with the land. Our physical traits tie us to a particular region, a particular place, but what of our emotions. Are they another link to our homelands or do they orphan us, forcing us to seek refuge. Terry Tempest Williams’ Refuge, is the story of her adaptation to change, her struggle to weather changes....   [tags: Terry Williams Refuge Essays] 1047 words
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The Clan of One-Breasted Women by Terry Tempest Williams - The Clan of One-Breasted Women by Terry Tempest Williams In our current society it is established that faith is equated with a type of blind acceptance of all that the church or institution stands for. Having faith is still viewed as a wholesome characteristic, though it is more and more becoming correlated with negative connotation that is commonly attached to a thoughtless, dogmatic approach – an absolute obedience of all tenets regardless of conscious thoughts and appeals. In a similar regard, patriotism has become an exemplar of modern faith because it calls for unchallenged compliance with both the laws of the government and their unjustified actions, especially during times of war....   [tags: Tempest Williams ] 1886 words
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams -Joseph K. Davis, " Landscapes of the Dislocated Mind in Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie'," in Tennessee Williams: A Tribute Tom and his sister Laura is symbolically the actual glass menagerie, the play belongs to neither of them. The play belongs to their mother, Amanda, as substantiated by the above quote from Joseph K. Davis. Amanda indulges herself in memories of the past and refuses to accept the present. The play is also hers because it is her "tragedy"....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Essays] 1437 words
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William Williams' Spring and All - William Williams' "Spring and All" The Modernist era of poetry, like all reactionary movements, was directed, influenced, and determined by the events preceding it. The gradual shift away from the romanticized writing of the Victorian Era served as a litmus test for the values, and the shape of poetry to come. Adopting this same idea, William Carlos Williams concentrated his poetry in redirecting the course of Modernist writing, continuing a break from the past in more ways than he saw being done, particularly by T.S....   [tags: Williams Spring All Poetry Poem Essays]
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Notes Left on the Refrigerator: "This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams - “This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams is a short poem about a person telling another person that he/she ate his/her breakfast plums and that he/she is sorry. This poem looks like a note left on the refrigerator for a roommate, a family member or a lover to see. This particular style of the poem is what mostly grabbed my attention. This poem is clear and direct. The simple ness if this poem left me confused at first. In the entire poem only the words “I” and “Forgive” are capitalized. The author maybe chose to capitalize “I” because he was trying to give importance to the fact that he did it, like taking responsibility for his actions....   [tags: This is just to say, William Carlos Williams, poet] 735 words
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The Portrayal of Women in the Work of Tennessee Williams - Portrayal of Women in The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, and Period of Adjustment   Tennessee Williams has become one of the most well known literary figures in modern America. His plays are often controversial because of his preoccupation with sex and violence and his fearlessness to probe the dark areas of human life. Williams's earlier work often inspired his later plays and basic character types often reappear throughout each of his plays....   [tags: Women in the Plays of Tennessee Williams]
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Huey Long by T. Harry Williams - Huey Long by T. Harry Williams In the Pulitzer Prize-winning book entitled Huey Long by T. Harry Williams, the reader is given an interesting perspective into perhaps the most controversial American politician of the 20th century. The book is lengthy and wordy, but still a very easy read and very informative. For a larger than life kind of guy like Huey Long, a man that cannot be confined to just pages in a book, the questions arises if Williams strips away the myth surrounding Huey, or does he further add to the mythical quality of a politician whom many people still chose sides over to this day....   [tags: Williams Huey Long] 1612 words
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Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie We all have illusions. We can hardly live without them. Most of the time they are harmless thoughts about things that are usually unattainable. An example would be when a person sees something that they want and then dreams of having it. Whenever someone holds an opinion based on what they think is true, or in some cases what should be true, rather than what actually is true, then that is an illusion. Illusions sometimes help people cope with painful situations, but in the end, illusions are only a false escape from reality....   [tags: Tennessee Williams Glass Menagerie Essays]
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Inside Toyland by Christine L. Williams - Inside Toyland, written by Christine L. Williams, is a look into toy stores and the race, class, and gender issues. Williams worked about six weeks at two toy stores, Diamond Toys and Toy Warehouse, long enough to be able to detect patterns in store operations and the interactions between the workers and the costumers. She wanted to attempt to describe and analyze the rules that govern giant toy stores. Her main goal was to understand how shopping was socially organized and how it might be transformed to enhance the lives of workers....   [tags: Toyland Christine Williams ] 1261 words
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Symbolism In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Tennessee Williams', The Glass Menagerie, is a play that evokes great sympathy and in some cases, empathy for a protagonist who struggles to overcome two opposing forces; his responsibilities and his desires. There are many symbols and non-liner references that contribute to the development of characterization, dramatic tensions and the narrative. This essay will examine in detail, the aspects of the play that contribute to the development of the above mentioned elements. In Tom's opening addresses, he explains to the audience that the play's fifth character is his absent father –present only in the form of a picture that hangs on the wall....   [tags: Tennessee Williams Glass Menagerie] 1821 words
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Music in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Music in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams "Legend: 'Terror!" many people wouldn't even know what a legend is let alone what this phrase means. In the play 'The glass Menagerie" written by Tennessee Williams, legends which are short phrases or words, and images are projected on a special screen device that is specified for this certain play. This play has four main characters including Amanda, Tom, Laura and Jim who is also known as the gentlemen caller. The play is a memory play and includes a vast variety of visual and musical effects to create the feeling of memory as well as many other emotions and atmospheres....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Williams Essays] 2178 words
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Abigail Williams in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - It seems unbelievable that Abigail Williams could have caused so much horror in Salem. How does Millar present the situation as believable to an audience. The horror in Millar's novel 'The Crucible' is based on the accusations of witchcraft in Salem in 1692. A woman called Betty Parris is caught dancing naked in the woods and goes into a coma like state. This affects the reader by making them think that Abigail is so scared about getting caught, she goes into a coma. The reader may feel sorry for Betty and even shocked by the effect on her....   [tags: Essays on Abigail Williams] 767 words
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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams MITCH: Lies, lies, inside and out, all lies. Referring to the two critical opinions, explore the extent to which the relationship between Mitch and Blanche is based on deception and self deception. Throughout Williams' play an unexpected relationship is developing before us. This is the one formed between Mitch and Blanche. Two very different characters who would appear to have nothing in common but when they dig deeper into each others personalities they find that have shared many past experiences and this gives them a basis for their relationship....   [tags: Streetcar Desire williams Essays] 1838 words
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Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Abigail in Arthur Miller's The Crucible "The Crucible" is a play based upon the events that occurred in Salem circa 1690s. The witch trials were not just in America, but occurred in Europe too. Arthur Miller wrote this play, and also wrote the screenplay for the movie based on his play script. This has been produced in theatres countless times, as it is so dramatic, and appeals to audiences. We are introduced to the character of Abigail Williams in the very first scene. This shows that she is a pivotal character in the play....   [tags: Essays on Abigail Williams] 2348 words
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Abigail Williams in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible is a powerful and disturbing drama based on a true event from American history: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692. It shows how weak the human beings really are, and how greediness and a want for personal gain and power can become dangerous, out of control and can stretch human beings to their limits. A similar thing to the Salem Witch Trials happened again in the 1950’s in the USA, when the Americans felt threatened by communism, and anyone suspected of left-wing (communist) views was arrested for taking part in ‘Un-American Activities’....   [tags: Essays on Abigail Williams] 813 words
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William Carlos Williams' This is Just to Say - William Carlos Williams' This is Just to Say poem (p m) – noun: 1. A verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme. 2. A composition in verse rather than in prose. 3. A literary composition written with an intensity or beauty of language more characteristic of poetry than of prose. -- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition....   [tags: Poem Williams This Just Say Essays] 1571 words
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Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge - Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge Everything known to man is held in some sort of balance. It is a delicate balance, one which swings rhythmically to the ebb and flow of this world. Many have studied it but it has proven too complex, too broad to understand everything that is at work. That is why it must be preserved. One such movement has recently begun which looks exclusively to preserve this balance, ecofeminism. Terry Tempest Williams is just that, an ecofeminist. In her memoir Refuge¸ Williams attempts to examine the ecological and social worlds that balance on this pendulum....   [tags: Terry Williams Refuge Memoir Essays]
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Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams in 1911. As a  successful playwright, his career was greatly influenced by events in his life.  He was noted for bringing the reader "a slice of his own life and the feel of southern culture", as his primary sources of inspiration were "the writers he grew up with, his family, and the South."  The connection between his life and his work can be seen in several of his plays. One strong influence that is evident in Tennessee Williams' plays is his family life, which was "full of tension and despair".  His father, a businessman who owned a show warehouse, was known for his gambling and drinking habits.  He was often engaged with violent argume...   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire] 479 words
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The Representation of Art in William Carlos Williams' Poem The Rose - The Representation of Art in William Carlos Williams' Poem The Rose "The rose is obsolete." (line 1) The rose is no longer of use, out-dated, and out-moded. Modernists felt the same way about the traditional and accepted art of the early nineteen hundreds. Roses are given to people so often. Who among us does not attach some type of personal significance to the image of a rose. I would venture to say that no one has not given, been given, or wished to give or receive a rose. Roses are delivered from florists by the dozen during all holiday seasons, for anniversaries, for apologies, for courting....   [tags: Williams Rose Essays]
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Alienation in Tennessee Williams', The Glass Menagerie - Alienation in Tennessee Williams', The Glass Menagerie Life is a lonely tale of alienation, as Tennessee Williams conveys though his play, “The Glass Menagerie.” Williams surrounds Laura in isolation from a world in which they wish to belong to by using various symbols. The symbolic nature of the motifs hidden within the lines of this play provides meaning to the theme found consistent throughout the play: Individuals are all alone in the world. Williams brilliantly illuminates the idea of isolation through the symbolic use of glass....   [tags: Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie Essays]
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William Carlos Williams' The Rose - A Symbol of Love - William Carlos Williams' The Rose - A Symbol of Love William Carlos Williams was a poet and writer who defied norms and constrictions in order to achieve new perspective and enlightenment, especially when it involved the tried and true. He sought to bring new life to old concepts through allowing imagination to shape the form, instead of allowing old ideas to influence our understanding of the subject. This is especially true in the poem "The Rose", which approaches a subject that may induce thoughts of significant others and prom-night disasters, and instead elaborates on the roots of the age-old symbol for love....   [tags: Williams Rose Essays] 1124 words
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Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge - Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge “I cannot prove my mother, my grandmothers, along with my aunts developed cancer from nuclear fallout in Utah. But I can’t prove they didn’t.” Epilogue, Refuge In Terry Tempest Williams’s Refuge, death slowly claimed almost all of the women of her family. Death took Williams’ family members one by one just one or two years apart. In every case, the cause was cancer. Williams insisted in the epilogue that fall-out from the 1951-62 nuclear testing in Utah brought cancer to her family....   [tags: Cancer Research Refuge Williams Essays]
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Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" The play 'A Street Car Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams has many characters with different personalities. One character that seems to play an important part in this play is Stanley. The ruff and hardened blunt husband of Stella, this is shown to us in the first two scenes introduces this character to the audience, and shows his attitude towards the environment that he lives in. Through out the following I shall be discussing about how Tennessee Williams introduces Stanley to the audience and this helps us learn about him....   [tags: Williams Street Car Streetcar Essays] 681 words
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Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie as a Tragedy - Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie as a Tragedy The Glass Menagerie has, of course, been labelled as many different types of play, for one, a tragedy. At first glance it is clear that audiences today may, indeed, class it as such. However, if, looking at the traditional definition of the classification 'tragedy', one can more easily assess whether or not the Glass Menagerie fits under this title. To do this I will be using the views of Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, who first defined the word 'tragedy' and in his views, a tragedy contained certain, distinctive characteristics....   [tags: Papers Tennessee Williams Menagerie Essays]
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Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams - Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams Harry T. Williams was born on May 19, 1909. When in college, he was encouraged by a professor to study history. This professor's main interest was the Civil War era and had a great effect on Williams. He attended Platteville State Teachers College (later Wisconsin State University at Platteville) where he received a B.Ed in 1931. Williams continued education into graduate school was mainly due to the lack of work during the Great Depression. He went on to earn a Ph.M....   [tags: LIncoln Generals Williams Essays]
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The Use of Form and Rhythm in William Carlos Williams's poem, The Dance - The Use of Form and Rhythm in William Carlos Williams’s poem,“The Dance”      In William Carlos Williams’s poem, “The Dance”, Williams uses the inspiration of a painting by Peter Breughel to shape his poem. Peter Breughel’s painting called “The Kermess” depicts a peasant dance of the mid fifteenth century. It shows the form and rhythm of the dance. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. In William Carlos Williams poem, “The Dance” the open form, suggested images, and rhythm embodies the dance depicted in the painting “The Kermess” by Peter Breughel....   [tags: William Carlos Williams Poetry]
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Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams - Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams In the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, author Tennessee Williams does a wonderful job developing the character of Stanley Kowalski. To me, his character seemed most like that of a true person. On the other hand, Stella, Stanley's wife, is mainly displayed as being the loving type, and because that is basically the only character trait she displays, it is difficult to really understand her as a person. The character of Stanley Kowalski is developed much like a real person, having numerous personality traits....   [tags: Streetcar Desire williams Essays] 2768 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - Symbols and Symbolism in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie   The Glass Menagerie illustrates how Tennessee Williams incorporates symbols to help express the central theme of the play. One of the recurring symbols, apparent throughout the play, is that of the "glass menagerie" - symbolic of Laura herself. Another symbol for Laura is the glass unicorn. Still another symbol is that of the picture of the father - symbolic of freedom. These symbols play an important part in the development of the plot, as well as the theme of the play....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Essays Williams]
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Free Essays on The Crucible: The Character of Abigail Williams - The Crucible – The Character of Abigail Abigail Williams the main character in The Crucible by Arthur Miller draws the interest of the reader as she is a wicked, confident girl who lies to get what she wants and defends her name and her life. Abigail is a defensive girl. She is always defending her reputation and herself to get out of trouble. Abigail was on orphan, her uncle Parris feeds and clothes her. She was also expelled from the house by Goody Proctor, therefore she has little standing in village....   [tags: Essays on Abigail Williams] 557 words
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The Character of Jones's Daughter in Williams’ Taking Care - Two Works Cited In the short story, "Taking Care", by Joy Williams, a preacher deals learns to deal with his wife being in the hospital with a rare blood disease as well as taking care of his granddaughter while his daughter is away. His daughter, playing only a small role in the story, is still a rather round character. The author, Williams, depicts the characteristics of Jones's daughter very carefully through her actions. Although Jones's daughter is not a main character in this story, she does add various ideas for the reader to think about while reading the short story....   [tags: Williams Taking Care Essays] 1068 words
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A Brother and Sister Relationship in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - A Brother and Sister Relationship in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams In the play, "The Glass Menagerie", the characters and relationships between them are very unique. Two unique characters that have a very strong relationship are the brother Tom, and his sister, Laura. Tom is a confused, young man who supports his sister. Laura, his sister, has very low-self esteem and does nothing but sulk around the house all day. Their mother Amanda, is absolutely a lunatic. She is obsessive and controlling to her children, because she wants them to live the life she wanted to live....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Williams] 913 words
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Patricia J. Williams - Patricia J. Williams While most pundits of America's social and political discourse are either beating dead horses or tilting at windmills, Patricia J. Williams seeks out the racist, sexist, heterosexist, and classist forces that underlie a number of socio-political pathologies. Williams' regular Nation magazine column, "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" is curious in that it often evokes visceral negativity in casual readers. It certainly affected me that way. At first it was difficult to get beyond the name of her page; thumbing through each issue I sheepishly wondered what this crazy lady would get bent out of shape about this week....   [tags: Patricia Williams Law Society Essays]
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Roger Williams' A Key Into the Language of America - Roger Williams' A Key Into the Language of America During American colonial times, the native peoples of the new world clashed often with the English settlers who encroached upon their lifestyle. Many horror stories and clichés arose about the natives from the settlers. As one might read in Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative, often these disputes would turn to violence. To maintain the process of the extermination of the natives alongside Christian moral beliefs, one of the main tenets of colonial life was the belief that the natives were “savages”; that they were morally and mentally inferior to the English that settled there....   [tags: Roger Williams Savages Language America Essays] 2167 words
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Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" In 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Williams presents the audience with w world of mendacity. Every fibre of the character's being is based on a spectrum of deceit, from self-deception, to exploitation to social lies. The characters' names themselves conceal the irony and deceit, for example Brick, the leading man. The name Brick itself suggests a tough, strong man, but Brick's character suggests a weak, pathetic man who tries hard to forget his past by indulging in a life of alcohol....   [tags: Williams Cat Hot Tin Roof Essays] 2153 words
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Tennessee Williams' Life Story Portrayed in The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams' Life Story Portrayed in The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams' play, The Glass Menagerie, originated in the memory of Williams. Williams' family embodied his father, Cornelius Williams, his mother, Edwina Dakin Williams, his sister, Rose Williams, and his younger brother, Dakin Williams. Cornelius was an alcoholic, always away from home; Tennessee and Cornelius did not have a strong relationship, "By the late 1920s, mother and father were in open warfare, and both were good combatants....   [tags: The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Essays] 1246 words
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Spatial Rhythm and Poetic Invention in William Carlos Williams' Sunday in the Park - William Carlos Williams was fascinated by the ways in which living organisms and inert matter occupy space--how they move in it, or cannot move, are cramped or allowed to roam freely--and how the space inside organisms and matter is charted, perceived, and manipulated. Williams's preoccupation with actual space in the material world is paralleled by his formal experimentations with the placement of words on the page. "Without invention nothing is well spaced" (P 50), Williams writes at the beginning of "Sunday in the Park," raising the question, what does "well spaced" mean for Williams....   [tags: Williams' Sunday in the Park]
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Terry Tempest Williams - Terry Tempest Williams Born to a Mormon family and raised in Utah, Terry Tempest Williams’ being is rooted in her religion and the wild of the desert. These two elements compound to shape her identity, although their co-existence does not always reside in harmony. In 1983, the Great Salt Lake began to swallow Williams’ beloved bird sanctuary. Simultaneously, her mother learns that she has cancer. This juncture in time signals a major turning point in the course of her life. While, unable to stop the steady rise in the lake, Williams is unable to keep her mother on this Earth....   [tags: Author Authors Terry Tempest Williams Papers] 1792 words
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Symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - Tennessee William's novel, A Streetcar Named Desire, is the story of the brutish Stanley Kowalski and his meek wife Stella, a New Orleans couple whose lives are turned upside down with the arrival of Stella's neurotic, Southern belle sister Blanche who is immediately drawn into a battle of wills with Stanley. Blanche's childlike helplessness, romantic desires, and pretensions to aristocracy completely collapse when Stanley's ruthless exposure of her past brings about Blanche's final disintegration....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire] 930 words
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Illusion vs. Reality in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - Illusion vs. Reality in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie       The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, contains multiple themes.  While there are many themes, the theme that holds the piece together is illusion versus reality.                This theme is established very quickly, In fact, the first paragraph of the play describes the illusions to take place, "But I am the opposite of a stage musician.  He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth.  I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion" (1866).  During Tom's monologue, he discusses the premise of the play; when it takes place, who the characters are, and how the play is to be perceived (as a memor...   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays Tennessee Williams]
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Three Important Symbols in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Three Important Symbols in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams        In Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, the narrator is used to reveal elements of Williams' own life as a victim of the Depression in the 1930s. Williams does this through his eloquent use of symbolism. Three symbols seem to reveal Williams' intent especially accurately; the unicorn, the picture of Mr. Wingfield, and Malvolio's coffin trick.               The unicorn is a symbolic representation of ways that Laura is unique or unusual.  The first facet of the unicorn, its horn, refers to ways that Laura is an unusual person, such as in her may escape mechanisms.  Laura's escape devices include her glass mena...   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays Tennessee Williams]
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Character of Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - Character of Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire One of the best-known plays of our time, Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” tells the story of fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her struggles during the South’s post-war changes. Although the play is widely remembered due to its 1951 film version and Marlon Brando’s famous bare-chested cry of “Stella!,” it is also a story of a changing South containing characters struggling with the loss of aristocracy to the new American immigrant, the fallout of chivalry to a new mindset of sex and desire, and a woman grasping desperately at the last bit of fantasy she can muster....   [tags: Williams Streetcar Desire Blanche Essays]
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Symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - Symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams In Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the character of Blanche Dubois is a vivid example of the use of symbolism throughout the play. Blanche wants to view things in an unrealistic way. “I don’t want realism. I want magic…I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don’t tell truth, I tell what ought to be truth…” (Blanche p.117). She doesn’t want reality; instead she wishes to view a rose-colored version of life that goes along with her old-fashioned southern belle personality....   [tags: Streetcar Desire Tennessee Williams Essays] 794 words
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Stella and Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - Stella and Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire    The two important female characters in the "poetic tragedy"(Adler 12), A Streetcar Named Desire, are Stella and Blanche. The most obvious comparison between Stella and Blanche is that they are sisters, but this blood relationship suggests other similarities between the two women. They are both part of the final generation of a once aristocratic but now moribund family. Both manifest a great deal of culture and sensitivity, and because of this, both seem out of place in Elysian Fields....   [tags: Streetcar Named Desire Essays Williams]
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Illusion and Fantasy in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - Illusion and Fantasy in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams An illusion is fake belief whereas fantasy is imagining fanciful visions. Both these themes are important in the play because they show how they can be mistaken for reality by each character in the play. The themes illusion and fantasy are involved from the start of the play. We learn from when Stanley throws the package of meat down to Stella that he is a dominant character and that his relationship with Stella isn’t as happy as it may seem to be....   [tags: Streetcar Desire Williams Tennessee Essays] 1137 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire -   The most obvious symbol used in A Streetcar Named Desire is its title and the actual reference, in the play, to the streetcars named Desire and Cemeteries. They are the means by which Blanche was brought to the home of Stanley and Stella and, as the play unfolds, we realize the names of the streetcars have a greater significance. Blanche's instructions were to “take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries." When Blanche first arrives she is possessed by a desire for love and understanding, but always in the background lurks the fear of death and destruction....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire]
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Comparison of Elizabeth Proctor with Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Comparison of Elizabeth Proctor with Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor, the leading female characters in 'The Crucible'. Both show determination in order to get what they want. Abigail, a cunning girl that is out for revenge, feels she has superiority over many of the other characters even though she is only a young girl. Elizabeth's character portrays a wife in distress after she finds out about her husband's affair, yet she still has courage throughout the play....   [tags: Abigail Williams The Crucible]
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Gregory Howard Williams' Life on the Color Line - Gregory Howard Williams' Life on the Color Line Life on the Color Line is a powerful tale of a young man's struggle to reach adulthood, written by Gregory Howard Williams - one that emphasizes, by daily grapples with personal turmoil, the absurdity of race as a social invention. Williams describes in heart wrenching detail the privations he and his brother endured when they were forced to remove themselves from a life of White privilege in Virginia to one where survival in Muncie, Indiana meant learning quickly the cold hard facts of being Black in skin that appeared to be White.      This powerful memoir is a testament to the potential love and determination that can be exhibited despite...   [tags: Williams Life Color Line Essays Papers]
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Analysis of Joy Williams' Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp - Analysis of Joy Williams' Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp is an essay written by Joy Williams, about the overwhelming complacency that todays culture shows towards nature.Williams argues in a very satirical way, that todays culture has all but completely lost touch with what nature really is, and that unless we as a nation change our morals regarding the role that nature plays in human existence, we may very well be witnessing the dawn of our own destruction....   [tags: Joy Williams Nature Ocean Essays Ecology] 899 words
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The Life and Works of Tennessee Williams - A man who is a great writer may only be known to some people as a man who has a creative mind and a skilled hand. People rarely see the true life of their favorite author. Plunging into the lives of other people can open a new perspective for an aspiring young writer. Tennessee William’s writing and lifestyle influenced a new age for American literature. Thomas Lanier Williams was born on February 23, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi, to Cornelius and Edwina Williams. Thomas was given the nickname Tennessee later in his life....   [tags: famous playwrights]
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - ... He removes himself from his locale and goes to the movies claiming, “I go to the movies because – I like adventure. Adventure is something I don’t have of at work, so I go to the movies” (Williams, 51). To foreshadow his escape in the final scene of the play uses the fire escape simply by, “light[ing] a cigarette and go[ing] over to the fire-escape door” (Williams, 77). In the end, the fire escape that symbolizes his yearn of escape brings him to the begin a new life as he, “ descend[s] the steps of this fire escape for a last time and followed, from then on, in my father’s footsteps, attempting to find in motion what was lost in space” (Williams, 115)....   [tags: play analysis] 876 words
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The Plays of Tennessee Williams - Tennessee Williams was known as one of the greatest and most controversial playwrights in American history. He once said “I believe that writing or any form of creative work was never meant by nature to be a man’s way of making a living, that when it becomes one it almost certainly loses a measure of purity” (Lewis 54). This statement shows that Williams was a genuine writer who used his plays and poems to express his own thoughts. Williams was known for his Southern Gothic writing style. This is “a style of writing practiced by many writers of the American South whose stories set in that region are characterized by grotesque, macabre, or fantastic incidents” (“Southern gothic”)....   [tags: Authors]
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Culture Is Ordinary, by Raymond Williams - According to Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of “culture” is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time”. On the other hand, accroding to Raymond Williams, it is more complicated. However, ther is something that is certain: Culture is ordinary, which happens to be the title of an article he wrote to define and explain what culture is. In his article “Culture Is Ordinary”, Raymond Williams defines culture, based on his knowledge, and experience –which would, as he defines, would be his culture....   [tags: Culture Is Ordinary Essays]
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Biographical information Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911. He was the second child of Edwina and Cornelius Coffin Williams. His father was a shoe salesman who spent most of his time away from home. Edwina was a “southern belle” she was snobbish and her behavior was neurotic. As a child, Williams suffered from diphtheria which almost ended his life. Williams attended Soldan High School, a setting he referred to in The Glass Menagerie. Later, he attended University City High School....   [tags: tom, amanda, and laura]
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The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams - Life in the 20th century, where the innocence and morality dominated the streets, should not have been easy for a writer that was unafraid to openly express his thoughts of depravity and repressed desires that dwelled in the depths of his being. Tennessee Williams, one of the greatest playwrights in American history, managed to open a place in that world of ideals to express through his work his so chaotic reality. Even though he was derided by critics and blacklisted by Roman Catholic Cardinal Spellman, who condemned one of his scripts as “revolting, deplorable, morally repellent, and offensive to Christian standards of decency” (quote), Williams achieve lots of recognitions from his so pec...   [tags: Thematic, Author, Analysis] 771 words
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