The Glass Menagerie (Movie and Play Comparison) - Escobedo...

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Escobedo 1Stephanie EscobedoE.J. CochraneEnglish 102March 12, 2018The Glass MenagerieEssayIn Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie, symbolism plays an important aspect in portraying a message. His personal life and experiences have been brought to direct spotlight focus for this drama. Williams uses his experiences to generalize them through the means on stage. The genre that Williams’ play, The Glass Menagerie, falls under is categorized to be a memory play. A memory play is a play where the lead character narrates and unfolds theentire events which are told from the character’s memory. Along with it being a memory play, there is notably abundant of symbols to focus on. Many of the symbols mentioned will significantly relate to the characters that play an important role. Themes are brought to attention yet symbolization is greatly present throughout the work. Tennessee William uses the applicationof symbolism in The Glass Menagerieto represent the character’s conflicts with reality.The Glass Menagerie not only gives the play the name but is perhaps the most important symbol throughout the play. Laura’s collection of glass animals represents her fragility and her aura of individuality. Tom describes Laura with such great admiration and tenderness stating, “a

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