This play is based on the memories of the narrator Tom Wingfield. He related part of his life in different scenes according to what he remembered. Also describe some specific issues that his family struggled with when he was young. The play has some strategies and literary techniques that each book has in different perspectives according to the readers.
The first scene of “The Glass Menagerie”by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling confused because it describes the setting of the scenes in the play where the protagonist is ready to start the show. Then the protagonists start with the dialogue that is family discussion. An example of this is in the first scene in line 27, where it says; “Amanda and Laura are seated at a drop-leaf table. Eating is indicated by gestures without food or utensils. Amanda faces the audience. Tom and Laura Seated is a profile.” This is mysterious because you try to understand that it happened to the protagonist and wait for more information and after they start to dialogue you can identify every protagonist in the play.
A reader’s questions might start in line 74 in the first scene where it says; “Amanda: No, dear, you go in front and study your typewriter chart. Or practice your shorthand a little. Stay fresh and pretty! It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving. [She flounces girlishly toward the kitchenette.] How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?..” This is important because it describes the personality of Amanda that wants the best future for her sons. This part is confusing because all parents the best for her sons but she has a specific reason to manipulate her family on her way. The author seems to be making the point that Amanda is the first protagonist in this book because she gives some advice to her son’s, using some strategies and this make that the reader continue to read the play.
After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it explains the relationship that this family has and struggles that the mother (Amanda) tries to resolve in her future. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother understands the struggle that her son’s have in their lives and she can give some advice but everyone decides different road takes in their life.