Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie

Drama and Theater / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A look at this important theme in this watershed play, a theme which is one of many but which is essential to the structure of the play.

Illusion versus Reality in The Glass Menagerie

A good piece of literature will be remembered through its theme. A great piece of literature contains more than one theme so that all readers relate on some level to the content of the piece. “The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams, is the perfect illustration for this point. It contains theme on top of theme, each of which may be analyzed and interpreted through textual evidence. I have read this play many times throughout my life; my interpretations have changed along with my knowledge of life and people. The theme I have chosen to examine for this paper is illusion versus reality. I believe that this is the underlying theme of the piece. While other themes and ideas certainly exist, this theme holds the piece together

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