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Appearance Versus Reality in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - Appearance Versus Reality in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie In any Tennessee Williams' play, nothing is as it seems. Everything represents more than itself. Williams' creative use of symbols creates a drama that far exceeds the apparent or surface level. Williams himself admits that "art is made out of symbols the way your body is made out of the vital tissue," and that "symbols are nothing but the natural speech of drama [. . . ,] the purest language of plays [. . . ; S]ometimes it would take page after tedious page of exposition to put across an idea that could be said with an object or a gesture on the lighted stage" (Demastes 174)....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Essays]
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The Unicorn Figurine in The Glass Menageie by Tennessee Williams - In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, the glass figurine of the unicorn plays an inherently important role as a representation of Laura's self esteem. The collection of glass figurines is used by Laura to escape from the dangers of the outside world. The unicorn is the central piece to her collection and is important because it directly symbolizes Laura. The unicorn represents Laura's obsession with her handicap and also represents the uniqueness in her character. As the play develops, the fracture of the unicorn's horn represents a change in Laura's perspective of self and also gives a reason to why she parts with the figurine in the end....   [tags: The Glass Menageie Essays] 479 words
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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: The Characters’ Weaknesses and Strengths - The Characters' Weaknesses and Strengths in The Glass Menagerie In an interview, Tennessee Williams once said, "I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled... They have a certain appearance of fragility, these neurotic people I write about, but they are really strong." In Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, the strengths and weaknesses of the characters is the focus of the play. There have been several critics who have raised interesting points concerning this subject....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 1189 words
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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: The Destruction of Laura - The Destruction of Laura in The Glass Menagerie In Tennessee William's play, The Glass Menagerie, the character of Laura is like a fragile piece of glass. The play is based around a fragile family and their difficulties coping with life. Laura unable to survive in the outside world - retreating into their apartment and her glass collection and victrola. There is one specific time when she appears to be progressing when Jim is there and she is feeling comfortable with being around him. This stands out because in all other scenes of the play Laura has never been able to even consider conversation with a "Gentleman Caller." Laura's mother and brother shared some of her fragile t...   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 1116 words
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Free Essays - Escape from Reality in The Glass Menagerie - Escape from Reality in The Glass Menagerie In life we face many obstacles in which we must deal with in order to move on. Many times we unattach ourselves from reality in order to keep our hopes up. In The Glass Menagerie, every character but that of Jim O'Connor experiences a loss of reality due to the difficult situation they live in. To some degree, Jim also does but he is the most realistic character in the play. We as human beings always seem to look back on our youth as the "glory days" of our lives....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 366 words
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Essay on the Use of Symbols, Tensions, and Irony in The Glass Menagerie - Use of Symbols, Tensions, and Irony in The Glass Menagerie       The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, is a perfect example of how Williams incorporates symbols, tensions, and irony to help express the central theme of the play.       One of the most dominant symbols in the play is the fire escape.  It represents something different for each of the characters.  Tom uses the fire escape to escape from his cramped apartment and nagging mother.  Therefore, the fire escape symbolizes a path to the outside world.  For Jim, the gentleman caller, the fire escape represents a means of entering the Wingfield apartment and by doing so, entering the Wingfields' lives.  The mother, Amanda, s...   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays]
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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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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: The Temporary Metamorphosis of Laura - The Temporary Metamorphosis of Laura in The Glass Menagerie Laura Winfield in The Glass Menagerie goes through a temporary metamorphosis during the course of the play. She is a slightly crippled and very shy young girl who is having a hard time finding her way in the world. She is hopeless and beautiful all at the same time. She is trapped in a world that is spiraling quickly into doom. Laura lives in the St. Louis of the Depression with her restless brother Tom and her half-mad, overbearing mother Amanda....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 984 words
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Dreams of Escape in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams -      In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams presents us with four characters whose lives seem to consist in avoiding reality more than facing it. Amanda lives her life through her children and clings to her lost youthfulness. Tom retreats into movie theaters and into his dream of joining the merchant seamen and some day becoming a published poet. Laura resorts to her Victrola and collection of glass ornaments to help sustain her world of fantasy. Finally, Jim is only able to find some relief in his glorified old memories....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays]
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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: Escape Symbolism - Escape Symbolism in The Glass Menagerie If we take a look at the different symbols used throughout the play, I think that the most important one when it comes to escape is the fire escape. It is in the center from the very beginning, when Tom makes his opening addressing to the audience from it. To understand the role of the fire escape one has to see that it serves a different purpose for each of the characters. In general we can say that it represents the borderline between freedom and imprisonment....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 415 words
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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: The Character of Tom Wingfield - The Character of Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie   Tom Wingfield is a determined young man. He has decided against everyone else in his family's wishes that he wants to leave the dismal life of a factory job, to pursue a chance in the Merchant Marines. He realizes that he would be running off like his father and this is probably the only thing that kept him from leaving this long. Amanda, Tom's mother, deep down knows the day is coming that Tom will leave. She says "But not till there's someone to take your place." She wants Laura, if not herself to be taken care of....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 701 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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Effects of Google Glass on Society - In February of 2013, Google announced project Glass. Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display so the wearer can see everything without moving their head. There is no screen on Glass, it uses a small mirror prism to bounce information directly into the wearer’s right eye. To transmit sound to the wearer, Glass vibrates the skull which then transfers sound to the inner ear so that the persons normal hearing abilities are not impaired. For ease of use there is a small touch-pad on the outside surface of the device, around the ear area....   [tags: wearable computer, optical head-mounted display]
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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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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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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: Relationship Between Jim and Laura - Glass Menagerie: Relationship Between Jim and Laura In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone, and an example of this is that he called Laura "Blue Roses". He was being friendly when he nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn't really talk to each other. That was basically under the only circumstances that they actually talked. The only reason that Jim asked Laura what was the matter in the first place, was because she was out of school for a long time and he was just a little concerned like anyone that is your all around nice and friendly type of person would do....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 635 words
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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: Laura’s Missed Opportunity - Laura's Missed Opportunity in The Glass Menagerie "The Glass Menagerie" is a play about intense human emotions; frustration, desperation, sadness, anger, shyness, and regret. Perhaps the most intense scene in the play is when a gentleman caller,  Jim O'Connor, finally does come. All of their futures hang in the balance during this scene. Laura is actually drawn out of her shyness with someone besides her family, and she actually begins to feel good about herself. If Jim had not been engaged to someone else the outcome of the play may have been different....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 826 words
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Blood Stained Water - Blood Stained Water A shrill screamed issued from her mouth, it filled the room, and then stopped as suddenly as it began, leaving echoes lingering in the air. The body of a man lay on the floor, dressed in a charcoal black suit, and faded around the cuffs and the collar. His ageing wrinkled hands clutched onto his chest, soaked in the warm, wet blood, which stained his shirt. A faint drip could still be heard in the eerily silent study. His face was so vivid with fear. It could be seen in his usually warm, brown eyes....   [tags: Papers] 1025 words
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Cinnamon stained Dawn - Cinnamon Stained Dawn Mom: “I have been working really hard” Joyce: “I know, I know” Mom: “Where is my baby?” Joyce: “Maybe you should try using the restroom” Mom: “That is impossible, I’m in labor Joyce: “Just try, the pressure from your bladder might be the reason the baby is not coming out” Mom: “Alright if you say so, I’ll try” It was December 8, 1990 at 6 o’clock in the morning. My mother was in labor. She had suffered 9 months of morning sickness. The family was so accustomed to her bouts of regurgitating whatever meal she had just eaten that we formed the “Oh no” brigade....   [tags: essays research papers] 1933 words
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Similar Difficulties in "Angela’s Ashes" by Frank McCourt and "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls - The quests for gold at the end of the rainbow, the hopes of thousands to one day live the fabled American Dream. Worldwide, everyone who is capable looks for their chance to strike it rich. Some of the most successful people today, such as Apple’s Steve Jobs and OK. Magazine’s Richard Desmond, have risen from tough backgrounds (Serafina). Growing up in abject poverty, these individuals found ways to push past the glass ceiling in their respective fields. Interestingly, many of them share similar obstacles on their way to the top....   [tags: characters, Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt, Glass C] 2023 words
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Free Glass Menagerie Essays: You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide - You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide in The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie, a play written by Tennessee Williams, takes place in a dingy apartment in St. Louis. The theme of the play could be summarized as “waiting for better times”. Across the street from the dingy apartment is a club called Paradise Dance Hall. The family’s apartment could be considered the the exact opposite of Paradise. The family who occupies the apartment is not wealthy, and the members of the family all want to be somewhere else....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 1080 words
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The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts - ... The historical moments the cathedral amount of sculpture, miniatures statues, and the great rose windows at Chartres Cathedral. The church was to bring salvation, spiritual instruction and moral education for the followers of Christ. This work is typical for this era because the architectural style Gothic is known for its height being tall and made from stone and tall flying buttresses and ribbed groin vaults and raised stained windows. The Romanesque style consists of round arches and groin vaults and both style, tall were made out of stone....   [tags: french history, gothic church, fire]
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The Glass Ceiling - From the time women started working, they have been facing the challenge of breaking the glass ceiling in order to climb to the top of the corporate hierarchy. Although the glass ceiling is not as prominent as it was in the past, it is still very real, and it affects not only women but other minorities. Whether it is the ceiling, wall, elevator, or cage, the glass prevents women from advancing in their careers. It has existed from the beginning, and even with the help of equality laws, it still poses a problem today....   [tags: discrimination, equality, women's rights]
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The Glass Ceiling - Diversity is not something one may think about in daily life, or even on a regular basis; however, it affects us each and every day, and in more ways than we would like to believe. The term diversity may be used to describe something positive, such as the diversity of a school’s athletics participants has helped reduce gang violence by facilitating cross-cultural friendships. It may also carry a negative connotation, as in a workplace’s lack of diversity has cultivated an environment of racism and sexism that affects company productivity....   [tags: Diversity] 1389 words
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"The Glass Menagerie" - The Glass Menagerie is what it states itself to be: “a memory play”. And, “being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic” (Williams 5). In the very beginning of the play, it claims an air of foggy illusion- smeared on the windows of time and the narrator’s memory. The mystic undertones of Menagerie is essentially a tension in between the view of moving forward yet the truth of moving backward, suspended in between the realms of dream and destiny, balanced perfectly in the stop of time (“Symbol” 145)....   [tags: Theater] 1900 words
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The Glass Menagerie - ... This advance could really influence theatre with either competition or new ideas for performances. Theatre in the twentieth century was very much changing and evolving. More and more groups were forming such as the Workers Theatre Movement, The New Stagecraft, Workers Drama League, The Theatre Guild and many more. (Trumbull). Explaining just one of these groups, the Theatre Guild was created to bring in important foreign works to improve American theatre (Trumbull). One big change in twentieth century theatre was that realism had become very widespread and was being seen everywhere....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, play analysis] 545 words
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The Glass Ceiling - The glass ceiling refers to those artificial barriers based on attitudinal or organizational biases that prevent women from reaching the top-level positions that are most often held solely by men. However, there is new evidence that suggest that the glass ceiling is more complicated than the metaphorical “glass ceiling” implies. For example, the glass ceiling implies the existence of an impenetrable barrier to the top leadership positions. Today, one can clearly see that this barrier is no longer impenetrable....   [tags: Gender Roles, Barriers] 1629 words
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The Glass Ceiling - The “Glass Ceiling” is the term giving to the invisible obstacles sometimes found in the workforce. The barriers that limit women’s and minorities progress toward employment equity extend from the glass ceiling at the top of corporations to the floor of low paying jobs in the labor market. These barriers are created by a process at exclusion that continuously eliminates women, minorities, and other underprivileged groups from being candidates of higher positions. When a company exercises this type of discrimination, they look for the most defensible explanation they can find to make this behavior seem acceptable....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women, Minorities] 2432 words
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The Glass Palace - “Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable.” (1-5) “Only through time time is conquered.” (92). (T. S. Eliot. “The Four Quartets” ) Literature is a mirror of the society and it reflects the socio, political and economic conditions of the society. The different genres portray the various events and their impacts on the society at different points of time....   [tags: time, Amitav Ghosh, literature, time-shift]
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The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams’s character Amanda Wingfield, in The Glass Menagerie, is a bold and persuasive personality devoted to the past. Amanda was forsaken by her husband, and faced with raising two children alone during the great depression. Haunted by the rejection of her husband, she is determined to keep her children close. Even if keeping her children close means using guilt and criticism to manipulate every aspect of their lives. Amanda’s domineering behavior drove Mr. Wingfield away, and is now steering her son toward a similar escape....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tennessee Williams] 802 words
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The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee William’s “The Glass Menagerie” and John Updike’s “A & P” are both tales of anguishing confinement and eventual escape. Tom and Sammy are trapped in a place where they work away their existence, unable to abscond from their miserable conditions due to an opposing force holding them captive. Their families rely on them to bring in what income they can, and neither Sammy nor Tom wishes to let down those dependent upon him. Both have jobs which are stable and potentially life-long; however, they desire excitement and freedom rather than the perpetual routines to which they are bound....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tennessee Williams] 1688 words
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The Minerals and Chemicals within Glass - ... Unfortunately, the glass produced with this composition is water-soluble which is also known as water glass. This is not suitable for glass bottle since it need to contain water so, to stabilise the glass, other chemical substance is mixed into the composition such as calcium oxide (CaO) and magnesium oxide (MgO). The chemical mixtures are obtained by the addition of lime stone which produce a pure and inert glass. The glass produced is originally colourless and transparent. Addition of different chemicals into the production of the glass results in different colour like green blue or brown....   [tags: temperature, product, ash, soda, sand] 537 words
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The Development of the Corning Museum of Glass - ... This collection contains almost 50 thousand objects ranging 3.5 thousand years of glass history. The museum also boasts about 400 thousand visitors a year from all over the world. In the Glass Collection Galleries, there are thousands of years of history displayed. Among these works is that of a glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. “Surveys taken by the museum's staff have shown that the glass museum - one of three components at the Corning Glass Center - is the feature that visitors least expect to enjoy but ultimately rank at the top” (NY Times)....   [tags: museum, expansion, energy] 1262 words
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Speech: The Functions of Google Glass - Purpose At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to understand the functions of Google Glass. Introduction The majority of us spend most of our days on our phones or other electronic devices. Social media has become such a big part of our lives, that we want to access it as much as possible....   [tags: cnet, services, technology] 1259 words
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A Perception of the Surname Glass - “Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contained water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.” (Ali 1). This quote represents the fact that as humans we are all designated on this earth with different names, personalities, and exterior make ups. However, it still does exclude the fact that in the end we are all human beings, just as we are designed to cling on to an idea higher than ourselves. We are also designed to take on perceptions of different truths about society and life itself....   [tags: identity, personality, Salinger, name, family]
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The Glass Menagerie: A Quest for a Husband - The Glass Menagerie Thesis statement In this paper I have attempted to give a detailed view of what the young girl Laura (depiction of Williams’s sister) has gone through in her mother’s (Williams’s mother) quest to find a husband for her, the agony she has experienced, and Tom’s (Williams) rebellious attitude towards life. While Tom wants to live and cherish his own life, he finds it difficult to fulfill this desire. In my hypotheses Laura, the crippled girl remains the fragile piece of glass. The Glass Menagerie was an autobiographical play by Tennessee Williams about him, his mother, and sister (Falk)....   [tags: marriage, figurines, fragile]
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Glasses of the Future: Google glass - When I was a child I would watch a show called “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” and one of the character’s named Cookie was sort of a “tech nerd”. He happened to be my favorite character because he pretty much had a computer built into his glasses. I knew that they were fakes but I couldn’t help but wonder if they would actually exist one day. In February of 2013 Google announced that they have been developing an OHMD product with hopes of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. The product now known as Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head mounted display, run on android operating system....   [tags: interactive technology]
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The Birth of Google Glass - Google Glass The birth of Google glass introduces a new innovation to how we live and see things in a new perspective. With the invention of Google glass, our world will change in ways we could not imagine. Google glass opens up new doors to where we can actually wear technology like an accessory. According to an article in the New York Times, “For Google, the glasses are a major step toward its dream of what is known as ubiquitous computing — the idea that computers and the Internet will be accessible anywhere and we can ask them to do things without lifting a finger.” (Miller) Basically, the goal of Google glass is to be able to use technology without it disrupting or interfering with our...   [tags: innovation, compact computer, smartphone]
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What Exactly is Google Glass? - Google Glass is one of the modern technologies that has been developed now a days in the world to include and help us in information technology, one which displays information through numerous screen and information related to this condition and weather information relating to the current and also the place where you can watch movies. As well as through it will be possible to view maps. It is also invented with a camera allows image capture, and through them will also be possible to make video calls and conversations and chat with friends as well as send e-mail through the phonetic spelling also provide you with information a...   [tags: the latest in communication technology]
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The Glass Ceiling and the Wage Gap - Women face many obstacles as they climb their career’s hierarchy and for many different reasons their wage is comparably less than that of males. After the movements toward equality in the workplace, many think that sex discrimination isn’t present anymore. However, many still believe that the glass ceiling hasn’t shattered and still possesses a barrier for many women in the labor force. The glass ceiling and the wage gap exist for various reasons but, like many other women leaders, women can break the glass and abolish the gap....   [tags: equality, workplace, women's role]
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - In Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie”, Laura, which is the daughter, is a very fragile character. Laura has a glass menagerie, which is a collection of glass animals. She is very timid and shy. She seems like a flat character most of the play. She is very different from her family. Her brother is the outgoing and independent one. Her mother is very opinionated and definitely speaks her mind. Laura is much like her glass menagerie, she is fragile, unique, and transparent. Laura is a very fragile person....   [tags: fragile character, laura] 549 words
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Throughout The Glass Menagerie Laura is presented as an extremely shy and sensitive person. This play also describes her personal fears, hopes, and dreams. Her shyness is emphasized even more by being contrasted with her mother Amanda's forceful and almost brutal nature and actions towards Laura.We clearly are made aware almost immediately of Laura's overly sensitive nature. Laura can be characterized by her loneliness, sensitivity, trapped feelings, and outcast. Laura has no gentlemen callers and feels very isolated from the rest of the world in many ways....   [tags: laura, fears, hopes, dreams]
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Research Report on Google Glass - ... A few lucky developers get a chance to experience this brand new technology, they also have a review on how they feel about the Glass after they had wore it about a year or two. The most current news about the price of Google Glass is - “The price is estimated to be around $750 U.S. dollars” (Tuffley, 2013) according to Electronics News. – Google has lowered down it’s price, to make it universal acceptable, by this, we believe that Google will release the Google Glass sooner or later. How does it work....   [tags: technology, wearable computer]
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The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams - In his critical essay “The Green Goddess of Realism,” Sean O’Casey solicits what it entails to create “a real play about real people” (295). O’Casey believes playwrights embellish and emphasize their imaginative works in order to create a connection with the audience and evoke a specific reaction. Thus, the more realistic and similar to actual life a play is, the further it deviates from being a real play. According to O’Casey, theatre “is not[…] the locus of real life but an artistic presentation of stories that serve the narrator’s purpose” (293)....   [tags: The Power of the Mind]
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Tennessee Williams lived a tragic life, similar to the type of plays he wrote. Williams was born March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi and given the name Thomas Lanier Williams, III. It wasn’t until he entered college at University of Missouri-Columbia did the journalism student obtain the name Tennessee. His college buddies gave him the name because of his southern accent. Williams portrayed the southern lifestyle in many of his plays. He lived in a dysfunctional family. Williams and his mentally ill sister were raised for the most part by their mother because his father spent so much time on the road as a traveling salesman....   [tags: Character Analysis, Laura Wingfield, Review]
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - In life we as people are faced with challenges and adversities regardless of racial background, social status, or religious lifestyle. Some people are faced with more hardships than others, and how people deal with their issues can differ depending on the people they surround around them. Merriam Webster describes adversity as a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune (Merriam). This is apparent when you compare and contrast the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, verses the documentary Inocente which follows a girl name Inocente....   [tags: the underdog, story and character analysis]
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennesse Williams - A Recollection There are many ways our past life experiences affect our actions. Every person in this world has a story and every person goes about his or her “story” differently. Tennessee Williams, a man from Mississippi, took his life experiences and his memories and chose to write stories and plays based on them. His stories were rooted from his troubled past. Tennessee Williams’ most famous play, The Glass Menagerie, has a full cast of characters extremely similar to his own family and a plot directly related to his life....   [tags: past experiences, autobiographical elements]
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Symbolism in "The Glass Menagerie" - Symbolism is a type of literary device authors use to add special effect and meaning to their stories. According to The American Heritage Dictionary, symbolism is “The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships (“symbolism”).” Objects, people, actions, and words often are used to symbolize a deeper meaning throughout the text of a story. As one reads a story, they must realize that each sentence they are reading could have a double meaning; this means that further thought is often necessary, on the part of the reader, to better understand the whole effect the author was trying to portray....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2047 words
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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: An Analysis - Written in 1944, Tennessee Williams wrote a play during World War II when people were barely making ends meet. Centering on the Wingfield family, the story consisted of five characters: Amanda Wingfield (the mother), Laura Wingfield (the daughter), Tom Wingfield (son, narrator, Laura’s older brother), Jim Connor (Tom and Laura’s old acquaintance from high school) and Mr. Wingfield (father to Tom and Laura, and Amanda’s husband)- who abandoned the family long before the start of the play. The title, “The Glass Menagerie”, represented a collection of glass animals on display in the Wingfields’ home....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Tennessee Williams] 1569 words
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Shattering the Glass: It's Time - Introduction: Past, present and future, each three words that express distinct units of time; however there is a common thread among the three in regards to women and their place in the workforce. In the past, a woman seen in a high paying job such as a CEO or president of a company would have been a rare sight, if seen at all. This is known today as the glass ceiling, which is defined by Merriam Webster’s online encyclopedia as “an intangible barrier within a hierarchy that prevents women or minorities from obtaining upper-level positions” (“Glass”)....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Characterization in The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie makes use of the characters to not only show a story but to also tell a story. Characterization is how characters are represented and the ways in which this is accomplished, such as, how an author limits one’s responses, questions or observations, for instance. An author may also characterize a character through his or her gestures or speeches. The idea of characterization and how one character’s actions may enlighten audiences to issues surrounding another character is brilliantly illustrated by Williams in his The Glass Menagerie....   [tags: Tennessee Williams]
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The Gentrification Theory: Ruth Glass - The Gentrification Theory: A Brief Description. Since Ruth Glass first coined the term back in 1964, in order to explain the forced displacement of low-income groups from the inner city areas (Lees et.al, 2008), gentrification has been one of the most popular theories discussed among social and urban specialists. The initial hypothesis states that gentrification is a process lead by middle to high-income people, generally represented under the tags of young families with managerial jobs, real estate investment firms, or the rise of the cognitive-cultural entrepreneur class (Scott, 2008)....   [tags: high-income people, income classes]
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Tenessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - TThis essay will discuss the metaphors associated with the characters in The Glass Menagerie and how each of these metaphors represents a fragment of the American Dream. She is like a piece of her glass collection, too fragile to be brought into the real world without being devastated. Because of her sensibility, she has avoided dealing with people for so long that when she finally tries to socialise with Jim, she fails to see that she is being manipulated. Amanda is a faded Southern belle who is trying to relive her past by using her daughter to mirror her former self....   [tags: metaphors associated with the characters]
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Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - ... Having to endure the burden of raising her children alone has driven her to a state of lunacy. Amanda’s constant pushing of Laura to attend “Rubicam’s Business College”, whose anxiety disorder already prevents her from leading a normal life, illuminates Amanda’s inability to recognize the abnormalities in her children (1163). When Laura reminds her mother that she is crippled, Amanda begins to scold Laura, “[n]on-sense. Laura, I’ve told you never, never to use that word…” this gives further testimony to Amanda’s denial of her children’s defects (1165)....   [tags: abandonment of a family, story analysis]
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The Glass Menagerie Criticism -             “The Glass Menagerie,” is a woeful play, plagued by a missing father, a young man walking in the very father’s footsteps, and a mother whose only life is lived in the past. There is one other unfortunate member of this dysfunctional family—Amanda’s daughter, Laura. Laura lives in a fantasy world, afraid to face the reality of her crippled destiny. She exists in a world of glass, pretty and flawless. Laura represents the glass menagerie; this is reinforced by the disjunction of the horn from the misfit unicorn which in turn represents her handicap....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 914 words
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