Upon seeing her husband alive and well Louise realizes that the life she has imagined is not to be. The return of Brently signals a return of the patriarchal oppression in her life, and after imagining herself as an individual and then to be denied the chance to live freely is a punishment far worse than the crime. Louise loses her identity and once again becomes "his wife." Richards once more tries to protect her, a helpless woman, by attempting to block her view from her husband, because of the fragile state of her heart. Mrs. Mallard's strengths are gone, never to be acknowledged by the men in her life.
The events that happen to Laura's glass affect Laura's emotional state greatly. Laura's crippled physical and mental condition cause her to have no motivation to pursue professional success, romantic relationships, or even ordinary friendships; preferring to retreat to her fantasy world of glass ornaments. An example of this lack of motivation and reliance upon her menagerie is displayed in the second scene, when Amanda tells Laura to practice typing; Laura instead plays with her glass. When Amanda is heard walking up the fire escape, Laura quickly hides her collection; she does this to hide her secret world from the others. Another example of Laura's intimate connection with her glass ornaments occurs when Tom leaves to go to the movies.
The second representation of escape occurs when Laura forces herself to become sick and vomit. Laura forces herself into a sickness when she finds herself in uncomfortable situations and this occurs multiple times throughout the play. Finally, Laura utilizes her most valuable escape and prized possession, her glass unicorn. The unicorn allows Laura to slip into a realm of fantasy and imagination because unicorns are directly related with fantasy and imagination. The glass unicorn helps Laura escape because they both stand out in a crowd.
I as a reader of the play agree with all these comments and the main focus on the play is Laura and her fragile world of `The Glass Menagerie.' The Wingfield family represent society, `The Glass Menagerie,' is caged and on show like the Wingfield family, they are trapped, trying to get into the ideal life of, `The American dream' this is the main message William's tries to get across in the play of, `The Glass Menagerie.'
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, is a prime example of a classic drama, infusing powerful themes with compelling characters to draw the reader in and allow them to connect. William’s character Laura plays a large part in accomplishing this, particularly in Scene VII, when she converses with Jim. This scene is especially important to the story as a whole, and helps develop Laura’s character and the theme of conformity. This theme, that to be accepted by society one must conform, is prevalent throughout the story, but centers around this portion of the play specifically. The conversation between Laura and Jim is a pivotal part of the drama that is very impactive and provides substance for the theme and character development in the rest of the drama.
Through the symbolism that the glass menagerie signifies we are able to uncover the fragility, vulnerability, and need for escape that is apparent within the Wingfield family. The glass menagerie most significantly represents Laura’s fragility; in the way that she has made herself invisible to society, and is locked away in her own fantasy world. Laura has created a life that solely revolves around her glass, and she rarely leaves the security of her family apartment. She fantasizes herself in the menagerie so intensely that when Tom accidently throws his coat against it, shattering some of the pieces, Laura “cries out as if wounded” (Kennedy, X.J. Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Writing.
With so many plots and characters the audience can’t look away without later on not understanding something. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Shakespeare makes his first scenes so important. Introducing almost every character in the play, including fighting scenes and important speeches and also some humour helps keep the vast variety of audience amused and entertained.
The narrator has zero control in the smallest details of her life and is consequently forced to retreat into her fantasies... ... middle of paper ... ...at the narrator will possibly be physically restrained or imprisoned at some point when her husband regains consciousness. At that point, he will have no other choice but to send her back to her doctor or a mental institution. Nevertheless, the narrator’s mind will always remain free, emulating the freedom relished by the woman in the wallpaper. Unfortunately, this escape of reality means that the speaker will never reclaim any sort of rationality. With the deed of freeing the woman in the wallpaper, the narrator unintentionally guarantees the long lasting burden of insanity.
His work affects everyone and inspires them to do many good things in life. For example, in the play As You Like It Shakespeare implied, “A fool thinks himself to be wise, a wise man knows himself to be a fool” (As You Like It V.1.30). William Shakespeare’s plays are highly popular and are frequently studied. Shakespeare’s play makes his plays so real that he changed the face of drama forever. William Shakespeare has become an important landmark in English history and impacted the world of history.
You can see, especially with the arrival of Paula that neither of the girls find him remotely interesting or amusing, on page37 Bernice says, "Oh my God, I thought we'd never get rid of him" just before the pair quickly exit the restaurant. Also Harry turns to attempting to have an affair, probably affairs observing how he behaves, either from obsession and lust-or he truly feels so distant from Lucy he cannot sort out any marital problems. Harry and Lucy are a married couple with children and commitments to each other, but both are lonely, and feel remote from the other. They deal with it in different ways though-Harry attempts to cure loneliness with brief sexual companions, while Lucy just cuts herself off from everyone or at least tries to. Lucy's display of role reversal with Terry and Rose shows how distant from the adult community she appears to be becoming.