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November 28, 2022

 

The Best For My Children

The Glass Menagerie play started with Tom’s narration. For what he described at the beginning of the play they lived in a poor neighborhood. Tom and her sister Laura personality it’s so different, I can say that when they are talking to their mother. Laura is more calm and she listens more to her mother Amanda. But Tom is always defending himself from what her mother says about him.

The first and second of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams” might leave a reader feeling intrigued because Amanda sees that she is too worried about her son Tom and her daughter Laura. She pays attention to every action of them. An example of this is in paragraph 32 “AMANDA [to her son]: Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!” This is uncomfortable because Amanda wants to show she wants the best for her son by controlling his actions. For example how he eats. Amanda exaggerates a little bit too much on checking on them.

A reader’s questions might start in paragraph #100 where it says: “AMANDA [faintly, almost inaudibly]: – No. – No. [Then more forcibly.] I did not have the strength – to go to the DAR. In fact, I did not have the courage! I wanted to find a hole in the ground and hide myself in it forever! [She crosses slowly to the wall and removes the diagram of the typewriter keyboard. She holds it in front of her for a second, staring at it sweetly and sorrowfully – then bites her lips and tears it into two pieces.] .” This is important because it shows Amanda ‘s character and personality. She likes to act as the victim because of her daughter’s actions. The author seems to be making the point that Amanda is so dramatic. She cares too much about what people think.

After this part of the play most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because they would like to know if Laura gets married with a nice man as Amanda wants. Or even if Laura does not want to marry Amanda will make her do it. What’s probably going to happen next is Amanda will force Laura to marry an old rich man.


Is Laura Hiding the Truth?

As I understand it, this play is about The events of the play are framed by the memory of narrator Tom, who plays a character in the play. He usually smokes and stands on the fire escape. Tom is the only person who works in their family and pays all the bills. Tom, his mother Amanda, and his sister Laura. Amanda wants her son and daughter to shine in their life and have bright futures. Laura is a very shy girl, not comfortable in front of people, and drop out of school. Therefore the mother wants her to get married to a good man who will take care of her. She does not want Laura to stay home and do nothing. This is why she always tells Laura to meet a boy and have a date, so she can overcome her nervousness and get along with people. Amanda’s husband has died a long time ago so she wants Tom to be more responsible for their family.

The third section of the paragraph (32) of the first and second scene of “The glass menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling worsened about Tom. Because Amanda was ingroup tom when he was eating by telling him how to eat and talk about animals. Also, she compared her son to animals which are surprising to hear from a mother. Amanda is a loving mother, but her meddling and nagging are hard to live with for Tom, who is a grown man and who earns the wages that support the entire family. Due to the situation, Amanda should not compare Tom with animals. Every person is different and they have different habits. We can not judge them or compare them with animals.

A reader’s questions might start in paragraph 129 where she says, “ I just went walking. I went to the art museum and the bird-houses at the Zoo. I visited the penguins every day! Sometimes I did without lunch and went to the movies. Lately, I’ve been spending most of my afternoons in the jewel-box, that big glass-house where they raise the tropical flowers”. This part really surprised me because as I know that Laura is a very shy girl, if she can not face her college student and the teacher then how come she feels comfortable going to the museum and zoo alone. Didn’t she see any other people in that place? isn’t it making her more nervous going there by herself? Last six month she did this by presenting going for class, which made me worried about her future. Because in order to get a better life, education is very important. I think it shows that

Missing class and staying outside of home make Laura happy. She might want to overcome her fear by going out and visiting these places.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of the play to understand Laura’s character more. Also, she might find a boy and have a change in her life. The way her mother wants to see her as an independent woman. I think the next play will understand her mistake and overcome it by going back to college. Make her mother proud by doing great in college and having a good career.


The Glass Menagerie ~ Plot Analysis

Recently, I read The Glass Menagerie, by Tenessee Williams. I disgusted this play. It was because I was such engaged with how Jim and Laura were relating too each almost to the point in which I thought that they were going to have a relationship and that Laura’s dreams to consider Jim her boyfriend were going to be true, however none of those actions happened.

Tom faces certain forces and pressures. He has been living with his mother during the play. He was eventually struggling to get along with her. It is because she pretended their children to be the way she wanted them to be but did not look how they authentically show they capabilities but her selfishness invaded her feeling and lack her of think rationally about her childrens’ personalities. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to eventually leave, disrespect her oftentimes and end up leaving out the house to avoid stress and tragedy-commit. You can see this early in the play on page #7, when Amanda, his mother says to him: “ That’s right, now that you’ve had us make such fools of ourselves. The effort, the preparations, all the expense ! The new floor lamp, the rug, the clothes for Laura ! all for what? To entertain some other girl’s fiancé ! Go to the movies, go ! Don’t think about us, a mother deserted, an unmarried sister who’s crippled and has no job!. Don’t let anything interfere with your selfish pleasure I just go, go, go – to the movies!. TOM: All right, I will! The more you shout about my selfishness to me the quicker I’ll go, and I won’t go to the movies!. AMANDA: Go, then! Then go to the moon – you selfish dreamer!

The tension rises when Tom has any other option but to run away because he does not want to do something in which he may regret later. He still conserves a bit of respect for his mother. He avoids to insult her as she does to him. This might leave a reader feeling of disgrace. It is not easy to see how other people which you try to please do not appreciate your effort in having made the impossible to try to step the up to what they want. In the case of the mother, her desire was to get a gentleman caller for her daughter and Tom’s sister. Due to his lack of questioning to Jim, (the gentleman caller), made the circumstance become unexpected. At the end neither the mother nor Tom knew what jim’s plans were, specially after having invited him to dinner and possibly having considered him as future boyfriend of Laura. Tom’s mother became so furious that did not even think about the willingness that his son showed in having brought him to the house. In fact, it is annoying to see how disgraceful is the mother.

The book climaxes when after Laura had found the optimal moment to spend some time to finish knowing her beloved High School colleague Jim O’Connor, he kiss her, tries to motivate her to pursue success in life and overcome inferiority complex, he ends up telling her that he is engaged to be married with another women called Betty. “I go out all of the time with a girl named Betty. She’s a home-girl like you, and Catholic, and Irish, and in a great many ways we – get along fine.

I met her last summer on a moonlight boat trip up the river to Alton, on the Majestic. Well – right away from the start it was – love!”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Laura could finally meet the type of man that she was in love with. Even Though she did not end up having him as her boyfriend, she was satisfied that she was told with the truth about his love towards another women and besides Jim kissed her, like she always desired. It’s a person v. person and or Person vs. society type of conflict that’s driving this story. After all the truth was told, her mother Amanda faces her child Tom with discussions.Nonetheless, Tom faces back his mother by letting her know that he was going to leave the home and go. It shown that both conflict types are happening at once.


The Glass Menagerie ~ Character Archetypes

Tom is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the story, he is the archetypal black sheep. This can be seen on page #1, where the author writes: “ I haven’t enjoyed one bite of this dinner because of your constant directions on how to eat it. It’s you that makes me rush through meals with your hawk-like attention to every bite I take.  Sickening – spoils my appetite – all this discussion of – animals’ secretion – salivary glands -mastication! AMANDA [lightly]: Temperament like a Metropolitan star!  [He rises and crosses downstage.]  You’re not excused from the table.  TOM: I’m getting a cigarette. In this part of the book Tom lacks respects towards his mother due to her attempt in trying to educate him how to eat. He responds to her in a bad way as if he would be rejecting to be educated. It is why he is being identified as a black sheep and grumpy child .

But by Scene 6, Tom has begun to transform into the archetypal the ally. Looks like their relations from mother to son was improving involving the plan to get a gentleman caller for his sister Laura. For instance, in scene six, from the Glass Menagerie discusses, “ Tell me yours? I hope you don’t have any! Tom?. TOM [returning]: Yes, Mother?. AMANDA: Is supper nearly ready?. TOM: It looks to me like supper is on the table. AMANDA: Let me look – [She rises prettily and looks through portières.]  Oh, lovely!  – But where is Sister?. TOM: Laura is not feeling well – and she says that she thinks she’d better not come to the table. This evidence means that there is more union between Tom and his mother. In fact, different circumstances in have made them come together as a family and at the same times as allies.

Tom is no longer the person who disrespect Amanda, like in the beginning of the play when he was upset but means that he matured much more than before and they have come up as a more familiarized people.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Tom comes when he and his mother end up improving more their relationship until Tom ask for all bad things and disrespect he has done towards his mother. Page 7 encourages this belief : “TOM: Mother. AMANDA: Yes, honey?. TOM: How about – supper?. A M A N D A: Honey, you go ask Sister if supper is ready!  You know that Sister is in full charge of supper!  Tell her you hungry boys are waiting for it. It may be evident that their treat to each other is weigh different from the beginning to at this point of stage.


Character Archetypes

Laura is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is the archetypal she is the underdog person. This can be seen, where the author writes: “[The back door is pushed weakly open and LAURA comes in. She is obviously quite faint, her lips trembling, her eyes wide and staring. She moves unsteadily toward the table. Outside a summer storm is coming abruptly. The white curtains billow inward at the windows and there is a sorrowful murmur and deep blue dusk. LAURA suddenly stumbles – she catches at a chair with a faint moan.] TOM: Laura!  AMANDA: Laura !217 LEGEND: ‘ AH!’] [Despairingly] Why, Laura, you are sick, darling! Tom, help your sister into the living-room, dear! Sit in the living-room, Laura – rest on the sofa. Well.” Laura have little chance to show that she is a different lady but she is showing her weakness 

But in the same chapter, Laura has begun to transform into the archetypal nobody. She didn’t change her archetypal but she mentioned from the beginning that she wouldn’t sit at the table for dinner. “LAURA: I don’t know, Mother. All I know is I couldn’t sit at the table if it was him!”

Laura is no longer the person who was shy in the beginning of the play. If the reader reads into the end of the play we can find out that Laura talks with Mr.O’Connor as a regular person without feeling embarrassed. 

A reader might predict that the turning point for Laura comes when Jim kisses her. We see that Laura changes automatically after Jim told her that he is going to get married soon. 


Plot Analysis

Recently, I read “Scene Seven.” The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. I was perplexed or confused about this play. Because of Jim’s actions with Laura I believe that he could have mentioned his wedding from the beginning of the play. I was irresponsible. 

The protagonist is Laura. Her story is set before the Civil War in the South side based on Amanda’s conversation when she mentioned that she used to have a maid. The significance of the location setting is important because readers can see how their lives have been changed, especially Amanda’s experiences because she used to say how much she enjoyed the dancing night outside home.  Is important to know that in the setting the characters also comment on some place in Europe. We can see that Amanda also cares about facing objects and places. 

Amanda faces certain forces and pressures. After knowing that she took so much time to prepare the dinner to clean the house, including the time that she and Laura took to get ready. Their effort to call Jim attention didn’t work because of this situation. You can see this early in the play when Amanda was so desperate to find a responsible man for Laura. 

The tension rises when Amanda gets to know that nothing works. She was shocked by the horrible news. Everything fell after this. 

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. That Laura is not getting prepared for her future. It’s a person vs. person because later on Laura would face things on her own without any family support.


The Glass Menagerie ~ Character traits

Tom, the protagonist in the Glass Menagerie, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others. He is efficient and determined.

These traits influence his relationships with others. For instance, in Scene five, Toms shows being determined about helping his mother “One little warning. He doesn’t know about Laura. I didn’t let on that we had dark ulterior motives. I just said, why don’t you come and have dinner with us? He said okay and that was the whole conversation. AMANDA: I bet it was! You’re eloquent as an oyster. However, he’ll know about Laura when he gets here. When he sees how lovely and sweet and pretty she is, he’ll thank his lucky stars be was asked to dinner.” ( Tenessee).  His proactiveness and intelligence reflects his actions prior to what the mother’s desire is. Even when he slightly disagrees that involving a gentleman caller with his sister Laura would not be a optimal option to her perspectives, he still gets the man with enthusiasm and authenticity in the scene.

Another character that interacts with Tom, is connecting with Amanda . An example is seen in Scene five, lines 48-57,which states, “” ( AMANDA: You mean you have asked some nice young man to come over? TOM: Yep.  I’ve asked him to dinner.  AMANDA: You really did? TOM: I did! AMANDA: You did, and did he – accept? TOM: He did!  AMANDA: Well, Well?  Well, well!  That’s -lovely!  TOM: I thought that you would be pleased. AMANDA: It’s definite, then? TOM: Very definite” (Tenessee). Tom demonstrated that he was efficient and determined to the task that the mother was assigning to him. The conversation demonstrates that there was a correlation between Tom and the mother in getting a gentleman caller for his sister Laura. Tom’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of his intelligence and eventual generosity / effectiveness. It sparks a feeling of astonishment.


Character Traits and Relationships

Amanda, one of the protagonists in “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944), has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One of her traits is selfish. Two, she is a profit-seeking person.  Three, she is interested. 

These traits influence her relationships with others. “ What is his salary? Have you any idea?” “AMANDA: Yes, how well I know! But for a family man, eighty-five dollars a month is not much more than you can just get by on.” Some readers can get mad after reading this. Amanda just cares about the monetary, how Laura will be with a rich person who is going to give her a better life. She wouldn’t be worried about work or doing things by herself.

Later, in the same chapter, another Character Tom interacts with Amanda. “TOM: You don’t have to make any fuss.” Tom is an honest person who doesn’t want Amanda to exaggerate about the visit. That makes the reader think that Tom is being rude with Amanda. 


Tracking Characters ~ The Glass Menagerie

After the mother continues having the objective to provide a gentleman caller for her daughter Laura, Amanda makes the impossible to become that supposed dream play true. She eventually argues with her son Tom making him pursue this goal as his responsibility, TOM attempts to confess the preoccupation of the mother to accomplish this passionated moment to her needs. Does Tom consider his mother’s proposal as to become part of the need of Laura? Is he really agree or connected to what has happened among Laura’s sentimental life to what his mother really wants?

The third chapter, section of “The Glass Menagerie” by Willian Tennessee might leave a reader feeling Interest and Joy because the connection to the real life is very relative to what happens when a mother is concerned about their children’s lives prior to life circumstances, regardless if they like it or not. In scenes 3&4 from the Glass Menagerie, we can observe throughout the entire narration the mother’s obsession in supplying Laura a gentleman caller for her to get married with. She forces Tom to serve himself as part of her plan so that he can help the mother, it includes discussions among themselves. An example of this is in lines 190, where Amanda says “I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on sea, whichever way the wind blows you! (Tennessee).” It means that she will not rest but will give up everything from herself to look for a gentleman that can improve her daughter’s economic status to be an independent women. In addition, she does not want her son TOM to hesitate until he accomplishes that objective.

We learn something interesting about one on the characters, Amanda on page where it says: “ After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations. It became an obsession.” This is typical of how this character acts in this play, so far she often seems to be determined over her aspirations and good desires for her family. As may be seen, she aims to providing her daughter the type of man most convenient for her future. It is why this play shows that having this objective in mind began to be part of her life more and more. In fact, recognizing the attitude of the mothers’ intentions in making changes in the life of her children makes me change my perspective in how annoying she could eventually be throughout the story with her son TOM, because at the end of the day, what she worries more is about the wellness of their children despite everything. I would like to be her friend because my mother just acts slightly that way, in terms of wanting the best for

my future when it comes to having a relationship. She does not want me to repeat the same life circumstances she had. It is why her personality brings me back to want to know more about Amanda.

For a more further part of this play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because it shares many commonalities to what parents usually want for their children .What is probably going to happen next is that at the end of the day, the gentleman caller will reject Laura and expectations may be a bit disappointing to what the mother was waiting for. However, there is a possibility that Amanda’s daughter may be able to have a a different life status to what she had, which can be tricky.


Tracking Characters

The third and four chapters of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944) might leave a reader with more details about the character interaction between each other. People can even feel angry because Amanda wants to make a choice for both of her children. Tom uses to discuss with Amanda for everything, Laura is quiet and never talks but she always has something to say. An example of this is when Tom and Amanda created an argument “ Tom!- It’s nearly seven. Don’t make mother nervous. [He stares at her stupidly. Beseechingly.] Tom spoke to his mother this morning. Make up with her, apologize, speak to her !.” This is evident that both have the same characteristic which gets mad easily. They are impatient and don’t like to talk about their feelings or communicate their ideas.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Laura using the previous evidence where wake up Tom and ask him to say sorry to Amanda because she is not going to talk with him again. Laura does not want to feel this tension of enmity in the house, showing that she is a patient person who likes harmony and tranquility. But even though the reader doesn’t support Laura at all because she is quiet, she needs to share her ideas with others and try to change their minds. 

After this part of the chapter, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because of the internal conflict that exists in the family. What’s probably going to happen next is that Laura would maybe share her opinions more oftenly.


Questioning and Speculating

The first and second scenes from  “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944) might leave a reader feeling doubts about the father of one of the characters that run away from his family; they only have a picture on the wall. “ This is our father who left us a long time ago. He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the fantastic light out of town.”  This was surprising since his family always kept the photo even though he hurt his own family. That is why the author mentioned how memories affect the feelings.

Another feeling could be interest or curiosity because the author is talking about a last character who is described as the only normal person in the play.

A reader’s questions might start in the same play where it says: “ I know so well what becomes of unmarried women who aren’t prepared to occupy a position.” Amanda explains to Laura what happened to herself after being unprepared for life. The reader question could be why Amanda didn’t study ? Did she choose to marry someone who would care about her so studying would not be necessary for her ?This is important because the same thing is happening to Laura; she dropped out from her school without even trying. This creates a huge conflict with herself affecting her future. 

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because what is going to happen to Laura after introducing a last unknowing character is that person has something to do with Laura. What’s probably going to happen next would determine Tom and Laura’s future since Amanda is trying to influence their life. 


The Glass Menagerie – Questioning and Speculating

The play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams narrates the life of an in and out scene character, called Tom, who allussionates living in a family with different interests to his. His mother Amanda and his sister Laura eventually attempt to help him in the most convenient way prior to each role in the family. His mother Amanda is scared because she thinks that his son is following her ex-husband’s habits . Likewise, the mother worries about Laura’s sentimental life with Gettleman callers. In fact, throughout the scenes, Amanda shows lack of acceptance for her children’s behaviors and potentially attempts to make their children act the way she wants them to be.

The First and second chapters of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling of thoughtful cognition because of the connection that occurs between memory and reality. An example of this is on section 1, lines 4-6 . “The scene is memory and is therefore non-realistic.  Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.  It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.  The interior is therefore rather dim and poetic.” This is an amazing comparison of what can a person imagine and /or live at the same time. Memory can sometimes be real or non-realistic. Even though the characters in the play are represented as if it would be from Tom’s memory, they could still count as a reality from someone else’s point of view. People can at the same time have reminder of things and also introduce their feelings in the same life scene that they are remembering, it is why is proven that can be a little bit exaggerating. A reader’s questions might start on section 1, lines 17-19, where it says: “Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic.In memory everything seems to happen to music.  That explains the fiddle in the wings. I am the narrator of the play, and also a character in it.  The other characters are my mother Amanda, my sister Laura and a gentleman caller who appears in the final scenes (Tennessee).” This is important because it shows that what is actually happening is correlation of what Tom is remembering, he confesses as if what he lived records itself inside him, every single detail and action .

Another instance from the play is in section 3&4, which says, “After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations.  It became an obsession.  Like some archetype of the universal unconscious, the image of the gentleman caller haunted our small apartment (Tenessee). This is important because it explains the reality in the play. It explains that Tom’s thoughts reflect the preoccupation of the mother to her children. It explains how getting a gentleman caller for her daughter became an obsession for her. Amanda has discussed with her son Tom eventually

because of her insistency in pushing his son to potentially act the way that the mother expect. Intuitively, she is probably scared that her same life history becomes the same torment she lived with Tom’s parent (her ex husband), which had been gone. It is surprising because it eventually happens a lot in families when Mothers tend to see the similes between legitim husband and children. The author seems to be making the point when Amanda says , “ I think you’ve been doing things that you’re ashamed of.  That’s why you act like this.  I don’t believe that you go every night to the movies.  Nobody goes to the movies night after night.  Nobody in their right mind goes to the movies as often as you pretend to.  People don’t go to the movies at nearly midnight, and movies don’t let out at two a.m.  Come in stumbling.  Muttering to yourself like a maniac!  You get three hours’ sleep and then go to work.  Oh, I can picture the way you’re doing down there.  Moping, doping, because you’re in no condition.”

After this part of the play, I will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because It is very astonishing for me to see they way this story is told. It is a reflection of what you can see on the other side of things, including perspectives or thoughts about people. This books is very interesting in the way that is told. I What’s probably going to happen next is that maybe the mother is going to interfere in the relationship between Jim and his wife in order to unify the attraction that was left between Laura and Jim . It is because Amanda’s attitude is more driven by her desires than her conscience and work ethic.


Family Perspective of “The Glass Menagerie”

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.


Question And Speculation

“The Glass Menagerie” emphasizes the value of family, but Tom and Laura do not have a good relationship with their mother. The mother wants to force her each of her kids to be someone they do not want to be. The first and the second sections of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling captive because the play makes you want to read more. It captures our attention and pushes you to read again and again even though some of it is harder English and difficult to understand. An example of this is in paragraphs 20-23. “This is our father who left us a long time ago. He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the light fantastic out of town.The last we heard of him was a picture postcard from Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, containing a message of two words. Hello – Good-bye!’ and no address. Think the rest of the play will explain itself”. This is a clear introduction of the play because the author motivated the reader to continue to read.

A reader’s questions might start in paragraphs 58-60 where it says: “AMANDA: They knew how to entertain their gentlemen callers. It wasn’t enough for a girl to be possessed of a pretty face and a graceful figure although I wasn’t alighted in either respect. She also needed to have a nimble wit and a tongue to meet all occasions. TOM: What did you talk about? AMANDA: Things of importance going on in the world! Never anything coarse or common or vulgar”. This is important because you can know Amanda’s character without reading the entire play. She is demanding and very ambitious. However, her character is confusing because a reader might ask why she is doing that. 2The more you read it the more you will understand why she wanted this. The author seems to be making the point that this family is controlled by the mother. I guess she wants her kids to live as she wishes and wills them to. 

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because the reader might little be confused and hope that by reading the next scenes he or she will understand more. 3The reader might want to know why Amanda is obsessed with Laura to have a gentleman caller. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother may understand her kids and allow them to live as they want. 


Only Your Characters Can Define you

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 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.


Laura’s Character

Laura is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is the archetypal saint. This can be seen in scene 1, where the author writes that Laura was not a type of girl who will be as her mother. Wanting some callers to come around you, Laura did not want that. For example in line 76 she says, “ I don’t believe we’re going to receive any, Mother.”

But by scene 6, Laura has begun to transform into the archetypal expert. Since she knows that Jim was coming to their house she has been acting weird. She was trying everything possible to ignore making eye contact with him. So she was smart and she was acting to be sick all of that just because she loves the guy but cannot tell him. She is the kind of person that loses their tongue when they see something they want. Evidence of this is on line 213 and 214 it shows, “Outside a summer storm is coming abruptly. The white curtains billow inward at the windows and there is a sorrowful murmur and deep blue dusk. LAURA suddenly stumbles – she catches at a chair with a faint moan.”

Laura is no longer the person who was not this crazy when it comes to men. She even told her mother that she does not like being like her.it was not easy for her to have a crush. But when it comes to Jim she is not herself.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Laura comes when she will definitely fall for him. At a certain point she has to tell Jim about her feelings and maybe before all of that she will be recognized. If everything went well, it may be a conflict between the two friends, Tom and Jim. Based on what I understand, Tom does not want her sister to be heart broken. And it looks like Jim is a kind of person that all the girls want to have. But I think that Laura will be in good hands and I believe that her feelings toward Jim were something that was natural because Jim seems like a nice guy. Line 116 encourages this prediction by showing how Jim’s answer was sweet, “ Must have been playing classical music on it! You ought to play a little hot swing music to warm you up!”


What a Mother wants for her Kids?

To begin with, writing has been something that has inspired me since I was a kid. I just like to express my feelings not with people but with my journal. When I was around 14-15, I always wanted to write books. I was so inspired with African books that I read in my country. When I am reading or learning the history of my country, I told myself that I can be like them. They way they write about my ancestors, all I wanted is just to start writing and let the world see what the youth are capable of.

The first and the second scenes of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling delighted because it is explaining a mother who wants the best for her children. She is teaching them how to act in their lives, and to show them how to really act when they are in different places. From what I understand, Amanda wants her children to have the best life, a life that she couldn’t have. An example of this is on line 32. “Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!” This is an interesting line because it is explaining a mother teaching her children to have manners. She is like a kind of mother who wants her kids to follow a good path, by being successful and be happy in their life.

A reader’s questions might start on line 118 where it says: “Excuse me,’ she said. She took the attendance book out and there was your name, unmistakably printed, and all the dates you were absent until they decided that you had dropped out of school..” This is important because in this scene, I was not expecting this kind of conflict to happen to Amanda and her daughter, Laura. Her mother is so shocked to hear such a thing about her daughter. This conflict is surprising because a mother may think that their children are going to school, where they should because they leave the house everytime they have classes. So her mother will not believe that Laura was not going to school.

After all, they are paying for her education. She should complete all the tasks that are required for her. It does not make sense when you send your kids to go to school and they are not going. It’s just a waste of money and time. The author seems to be making the point that no matter what the truth will always come out. Later on, Amanda will know that Laura does not want to go to school, and she would like to make her own choices, rather than doing everything that her mother tells her. After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because people like me always want to know what will happen next. The more I read the play, the more I want to know more about this family and the sacrifices they will make in order to survive this hard time. I am also curious to know what measure Laura takes to not go to school. Why she decided to end her education. What’s probably going to happen next is that maybe their mother will pass away, and in that Laura and Tom will know the value of having a mother that was always in your ears. They will probably look to the bright side and try to make some changes. They will become responsible once and for all.


Family Relationships in ” The Glass Menagerie”

The Glass Menagerie by Tennesse Williams is the remembrance of the play, and its actions are from the memories of the author, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play and He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura.

The first and second scenes of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling perplexed because it shows the environment of the scenes in the play where the character is prepared to begin the show.  After that, the characters start with the conversation that their family is talking about.  An example of this is in lines 27- 28, it says: “Eating is indicated by gestures without food or utensils.  AMANDA faces the audience.  TOM and LAURA are Seated are profile.  The interior has lit up softly and through the scrim we see AMANDA and LAURA seated at the table in the upstage area].”  This is puzzling because you try to identify and comprehend what is happening to the characters and hope for more details after they begin the conversation you can recognize each character in the play. A reader’s questions might start on line 74 where it says: “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?” It is essential because it shows Amanda’s personality. She desires a good future for her daughter. This part is mixed up because all parents are the best for their daughter, but she has a particular reason to handle her family in her own way. This makes me think that the narrator is making the point that Amanda is the first character in this play.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it describes the relationship between this family and how they do not have a good life’s situation that their mother, Amanda tries to fix. I think what might happen following is that the mother comprehends the struggle her son, Tom faces in his life. And she can give some counselings, but sometimes people decide to take different ways in their life.


A poor family in the 1930s

According to my understanding, this play is about a family made up of a mother, a son, and a daughter. The mother wants her daughter to stay in school and she doesn’t want it. Therefore the mother wants her to get married if someone who will take care of her. She, the mother don’t want her daughter to stay home and doing nothing. As for the son, the mother wants him to be perfect. That means she wants him to be like the man in the past, at the time of the mother. But the son wants to be like the man of his generation.

The thirty-second paragraph of the first and second scene of “The glass menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling pathetic because the mother is comparing the son an animal just because the son doesn’t behave the man at her time. As an example of this, it said “Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!” This is sad because nobody likes to be compared to an animal. 

A reader’s questions might start in paragraph 137 where it says: “I went into the art museum and the bird-houses at the Zoo. I visited the penguins every day! Sometimes I did without lunch and went to the movies. Lately, I’ve been spending most of my afternoons in the jewel-box, that big glass-house where they raise the tropical flowers.” This is important because  That cannot be possible. It may be possible in the spring, but during winter, it is impossible. Or the mother knew it before, or there is something that the author didn’t say in the play. The author wants to be making the readers read between the line and guess what really happened. 

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because they will check if they guess is correct or no. But unfortunately, the answer is not in this play. The author didn’t talk about it in the play. What’s probably going to happen next play is that the daughter was going to her boyfriend instead of going to the museum. She didn’t say anything to her mother because her mother wanted to get married to a man that will please her mother and someone that will please the daughter.


Family issue “Questioning and Speculating”

The Glass Menagerie is a family crisis where Amanda wants to have control over her children because she wants to capture her husband’s picture into Tom’s behavior. In addition, she wants Laura to get married and settle down. Tom is sufficient in this life where he does have the freedom and he is being manipulated by her mom. Mr. Wingfield was an absent figure for the family because from a long time ago, he fell in love with long-distance and ran off by the years. Since then he has not come back. Tom helps his family financially by working in a warehouse. In addition, Laura goes to business school because she wants to make her family rich.

The first and the second sections of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling captive because the play grabs your attention. This play is full of surprises and raises a lot of questions. The mother who is teaching her children how to act and lives, where there is no answer I could find for her husband why he left? An example of this is on page <22 > “ This is our father who left us a long time ago. He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the light fantastic out of town. The last we heard of him was a picture postcard from Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, containing a message of two words “. This emphasizes that there is no evidence of why he left. However, it makes the reader read more to know where the story ends. It is very interesting play

A reader’s questions might start on page <118> where it says: “’Excuse me,’ she said. She took the attendance book out and there was your name, unmistakably printed, and all the dates you were absent until they decided that you had dropped out of school..” This is important because of this mistake unexpectable. It is explained that Laura did not drop out of school. Just because of her too many absences, there are mistakes that convinced her that she dropped out of school. But, sometimes that reality is not true what we see and think.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it is so mysterious and there are a lot of things to learn. Did Tom get the freedom that he wants. How education plays a role in their life. Amanda ‘s husband will come back. So many things need to be known. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother will eventually make Laura get married or continue to find someone for her.


Personality and Life in “A Glass Menagerie”

During the play, “A Glass Menagerie,” a very dysfunctional family of three people can be seen. Amanda the mother, always try to encourage the best of her kids by making them do things that they do not even want to. Tom and Laura live constantly tired of Amanda’s words. Amanda and Tom live constantly arguing because she wants Tom to have a better physical figure and to quit thinking like liquor and cigarettes. Laura lives in a painful environment of shyness because her mother always wants to encourage Laura to find a man that is capable of ending the poverty that they are living in. Amanda enrolls Laura into a business school because from Amanda’s perspective there needs to be a way in which Laura increases the wealth of the family. Due to Amanda’s attitude towards Laura’s desires, Laura decided to quit school and during that time started to wonder in the city. Amanda discovers that Laura was not taking advantage of the school and that she never took a class and made Laura sell magazines to see if she can make extra money while she was looking for the right man that would take the whole family out of poverty. After Amanda deception of Laura, she starts arguing with Tom as usual and by accident Toms broke one of the most precious animal figures that Laura had. Tom felt sorry about the incident so he helped his mother to find a caller for Laura, Tom picked his friend Jim. Amanda was so content that Tom decides to help, so she starts to question Jim, Tom tells her how much he makes. The family coordinated a dinner so Laura can meet Jim but she did not know who he was. After another discussion between Tom and her mother Laura discovered who was coming to the house and she felt so surprised because in high school she used to have a crush on Tom. The next day Jimmy arrives, Laura opens the door and suddenly vanishes for a moment, Jim and Amanda start a conversation. Afterwards Laura gets back to the table and starts quietly eating while Tom, Jim and Amanda were talking. A question that led to my mind while the play was developing, I asked myself as a reader if Jim was aware that he was being a caller for Laura?

The fifth sections of the of the Glass Menagerie might lead the reader feeling a little bit of curiosity, because during the play Amanda seems to be a little bit concern about Tom’s appearance and wants him to be a little bit like his dad even though Toms dad was never enough as a man or as a dad. An example of this is in paragraph 7 where it says “ AMANDA: Comb your hair!  You look so pretty when your hair is combed!  [Tom slouches on sofa with evening paper.  Enormous caption ‘Franco Triumphs’.]  There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father”. This quote means that Amanda wants Tom to fix his physical because appearance means everything and also would help him to be a respected man, also this quote emphasizes the fact that Tom’s dad, Mr winfield always tries to look nice to attract women with his handsomeness.

We as readers learn something interesting about one of the characters of the play, Tom is seen in paragraph 5 after Amanda tries to compare him with his dad where it says “ TOM: I’m going out to smoke.” . This is something that is typical of this character throughout the whole play, Tom is constantly smoking since the beginning of the play and that happens every time that he was in an argument with his mother or after having even a semi decent conversation. So far Tom seems to be annoyed, upset and aggravated. He’s annoyed because his mother is constantly trying to get into his business a lot and she doesn’t understand that he is a grown up adult, the character is typically upset because his mother do not understand that she’s not seeking for his happiness instead she only does what’s also combeniente for herself and in the play as reader we can understand that the character is aggravated by all the situations that is going on at his broken home with his annoying mother. As a reader I wouldn’t like to be him because Tom as a character is under a lot of pressure just by listening to her mother acting that she really cares about him, also it could be difficult being the only one that brings food at home but no one can make him feel good about anything he does and lastly no reader would like to be him because he is attached to his dad memory and that damaging him inside.

After this part of the play, most readers will probably look forward to reading the rest of the play because they would try to understand more about why Tom is always upset and cannot stand being next to his mother Amanda. Also most of the reader would like to know what the role of Laura besides being the shy sister, what is she doing during the whole play? Why did Amanda always have an issue understanding Tom? Does Mr., Winfield appear at the end of the play?. Finally the reader would like to know the following answer to those questions. I can foreshadow that after this scene of the play Tom would try to understand his mother better or either he would leave the house.


Family Values in “The Glass Menagerie”

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, is a play that describes all the actions of the memories of the main characters, and at the same time the narrator Tom Wingfield. The set took place in Saint Louis in 1937. Tom was the supporter of his family. His mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura, did not work, and he had to work in a warehouse to support his family financially. In the play there is a portrait of a man in one of the walls of the house. That man is Mr Wingfield, Tom’s and Laura’s father. Mr Wingfield was an absent figure for the family because from a long time ago, he fell in love with long distance and ran off by the years. After that the family never heard back from him since he left. While the play is developing, Amanda the mother always triggers for her childrens to be the best. Amanda as a mother lives constantly disappointed in her only daughter Laura because Laura is painfully shy and does not attract many men as her mother Amanda did when she was at a younger age. Ms Wingfield ( Amanda) enrolled Laura into a business school with the hope that one day Laura would make the family rich. Tom, who detest his warehouse Job, finds relief in the alcohol movies because he could not resist the arguments with his annoying mother and the pressure of the Job. As a reader, questions wonder on my head while the play is running, and questions like why did Amanda never let Tom alone ? and Why exactly did the dad leave ? are constantly in my head.

The first pages of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, might leave the reader with a feeling of interest because as the play is staring by describing the settings it intrigues the reader to think what is going to happen on this place, or why is this place so important for the narrator who is also the main character. An example of this can be seen on the first page, where it says “ The apartment faces an alley and is entered by a fire-escape, a structure whose name is a touch of accidental poetic truth, for all of these huge buildings are always burning with the slow and implacable fires of human desperation.  The fire-escape is included in the set – that is, the landing of it and steps descending from it.The scene is memory and is therefore non-realistic.  Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.  It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.  The interior is therefore rather dim and poetic.” This is surprising because it’s expected for something to happen as it’s describing how the apartment was and what feelings develop inside of the narrator or the main character Tom by the reflections of his memories.

A reader’s questions might start on scene two, where it says: “AMANDA: I thought that you were an adult; it seems that I was mistaken. [She crosses slowly to the sofa and sinks down and stares at LAURA.] LAURA: Please don’t stare at me, Mother.” omit This is important because it shows that Amanda was not only having arguments with Tom or felt disappointed about him and his actions instead both of her children were disappointed for her. This is one of the biggest events for the play because it also shows a lot about Amanda’s character and the feelings about her kids. In particular this is unusual because parents tend to be disappointed or used about one of their kids actions but actually Amanda is disappointed about both of her kids which leads the readers to understand that Laura and Tom aren’t the problem, Amanda is the main problem in the whole house. The author seems to be making the point to make the readers speculate why the disappointment and the loss of faith in her own kids. A reader is left to think that this has to do with the disappearance of the dad. Or perhaps it is only that Amanda is a sad widow.

After this part of “The Glass Menagerie,” most readers will look forward to continuing reading the whole play because curiosity will kill the cat and as readers are curious about what would happen next, they would like to know exactly why the relationships in this family are so intense. What might happen next in the play is that Amanda would at least show an explanation of why it is never enough for her and we will see how the disappearance of the dad leads Tom and Laura to be so insecure about themselves


Let’s not try to create what we cannot bear in “The Glass Menagerie”

I’m starting to write about “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams. The thing that destroyed the whole world was a virus that no one can see. Then this thing kills each type of class. It does not care if you are rich or poor or black or white. Thus, the whole world has started to ask the questions how to get the drug for this disease. Since we are the same despite the color of the skin. we must love each other no one is stronger than the other we are all the same. And we are made with one greater belief or not God exists. What I have thought of the play since my last reading is that nothing is created, nothing is done, all this is transformed. Thanks to human behavior, they make or create stuff by not thinking about consequences that we will have in the long terme of the future. This is why now the whole world is suffering from someone or others behavior that is correct to do.

The scene in the first and second sections of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling grateful because even if this scene is imagery some of it is to realist in the whole world since some of the people who live in the upper class think they are over than others who they see as poor. Since some of the people who live in the upper class think they are over than others who they see as poor. Instead of, life is not like that because we can be poor and have a blessed life that is easy. An example of this is at the beginning of the play where the narragtor describes where we are:”one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in overcrowded urban centers of lower-middle-class population and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism.” This is interesting because America is a place that has to much discrimination stuff thanks to segragation but at end of the day the realise this is not good for the population that fight to get the independence for their country. Since all of them are the same and they are doing their best to have a good type of life condition for they can survive in their place.

A reader’s questions might start on paragraphs 6-12 where it says:”In Spain there was revolution. Here there was only shouting and confusion.” This is important because the author is talking about the eSpain revolution instead of he is talking about American life conditions. This is surprising but at the same moment interesting because we can know and connect that all of the country is connected since if some country that is powerful others will get effects. That was the case of this crisis that was confusing people at that time because to find a job we need more companies that can help people to go work. The author seems to be making the point that sometimes using both imagination and memory is important when you are writing a play. We should describe everything that can help the reader to understand.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it is quite dramatic with a lot of thinking inside. I like the way the author is trying to convince a reader even if it is an imaginary story. The things that will happen next is the character who describes the scene, Tom will be a little selfish man. Then this play would be about class social. That is, one family who is inferior would try to force their daughter to get married to someone that is rich.


Be thankful in the social class that you are now in “The Glass Menagerie”

We live in a world where some person want to use others. And they call it superiority race. However they forget in this low world no one has the right to judge someone or even have a control to use some people. In addition humans don’t care about that. That is why we have a different class in the country today. For example poor class, low class and high class. Thanks to this mentality to superiority. Therefore, the thing I think about my play since reading that last time are some personalities that are selfish and ambitious like Tom and Amanda.

The Third and four sections of The Glass Menagerie. By Tennessee might leave a reader feeling interested because the scenario of these chapters make me think and feel like being a middle class or poor class is not good. We can look in front of us to change our life by using someone. Since you will like to have a good life that society is showing us. An example of this I’m one personage of this who is Amanda. Amanda is a mother who wants to know everything from her children but the one thing that she exaggerate is she wants her daughter Laura to fail love with someone who is rich and married. She wants to discuss that with Tom “ I know, but it’s not good for you. We have to do all that we can to build ourselves up. In these trying times we live in, all that we have to cling to is – each other. . . . That’s why it’s so important to – Tom, ! – I sent out your sister so I could discuss something with you. If you hadn’t spoken I would have spoken to you” this is to show us how I deserve to get my daughter married to someone who has a good class then us. Since I’m tired to still live in my conditions of life. Then I am a woman who cares about society thinking I like to compare myself.

A reader’s questions might start on page 166 to 170 “AMANDA: Most young men find adventure in their careers.

TOM: Then most young men are not employed in a warehouse.

AMANDA: The world is full of young men employed in warehouses and offices and factories.

TOM: Do all of them find adventure in their careers?

AMANDA : They do or they do without it!Not everybody has a craze for adventure.” This shows us how Amanda likes to have a man that is already working for her daughter . It is why he still bothers her to get a man who works or has a career that can help them to have a good life that she wants. And this is important to know because many mothers are like that they just want their daughter to get married. Since they think that can help them. The author seems to be making the point that sometimes making a guess is important when you are writing a play with much imagery . We should describe everything that can help the reader to understand.

After this part of the play , most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it is too dramatize with a lot of thinking inside and I really like the way the author is trying to convince a reader even if it is an imaginary story. The things that will happen next is the character who describes the scene. It will be one of personage that is Tom and he will be a selfish man and ambitious like his mother Amanda . Then this play would be about class social marriage . That is, one family who is inferior would try to force their daughter to get married and fail love to someone that is rich.

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