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The Glass Menagerie | Study Guide

Tennessee Williams

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Overview

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Author

Tennessee Williams

First Performed

1944

Type

Play

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The character of Tom Wingfield both narrates The Glass Menagerie and performs the role of the son. As the narrator he tells the story from his perspective and through the filter of time: he says of the play, "Being a memory play, it is sentimental, it is not realistic."

Tense

Tom narrates events in The Glass Menagerie in the past tense, but the dialogue in the play is in the present tense.

About the Title

The title The Glass Menagerie describes Laura Wingfield's collection of tiny glass animals, which are as fragile as Laura herself.

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