The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams

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Most objects are often regarded based on its physical appearance but often more times than not there is a deeper meaning behind them. Objects often have more symbolic meanings to them than what meets the eye, and if we take the time to really look below the surface we can often come to a much deeper understanding. In “The Glass Menagerie” written by Tennessee Williams, he uses a glass unicorn to symbolize one of the main characters, Laura Wingfield, to represent her life as an outcast, her fragility, and her prosperous ways when she is in the right company. Tennessee Williams portrays Laura Wingfield to be like the glass unicorn in the sense of not belonging . The unicorn is an animal that is a rare species which causes it to be an outcast in the animal kingdom. The unicorn was an outcast because of “the single horn on his forehead” (1.7.204), which caused it not interact as freely and to look different from the other animals. Laura was a woman who was “shy with people” (1.7.119), which caused her to be an outcast in society. Laura was not very social or confident like the oth...
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