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Chien Chiu Hsiung Professor Murtha English 2 November 9, 2009 Literary Paper assignment The pressure of waiting is discussed in both novel The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. In the Glass Menagerie , Williams discusses how Tom is sick and tired of taking care of his mother and sister and it is pressuring him to leave and pursue his own life. In contrast, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Williams points out that Brick is living a life of mendacity and it is making him want to get away from Maggie and his family. Both Tom and Brick try to cope their emotions by drinking to get away from their problems. In both novels, Williams discusses how Tom and Brick is waiting to escape their problems; for Tom, it is to leave his Amanda and Laura and for Brick, it is to get away from his life of Mendacity. Williams implies how Tom’s life has changed after his father died and this causes him to become the provider of his family. Tom is feeling tired and frustrated because he dislikes his job and he wants to go far away from his irritated mother. Since Tom cannot leave them yet, Tom is finding ways to get away from Amanda and Laura by going to the movie and drinking every night. He even goes out to the fire escape to smoke. Tom wants adventure by traveling and seeing the world. Since he is confined with his mother and sister, he says “I go to the movies because – I like adventure. Adventure is something I don’t have much of at work, so I go to the
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course ENGLISH 2 taught by Professor Harrison during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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