Analyzing "The Glass Menagerie" This paper will discuss the major themes in the play The Glass Menagerie. There are three major themes in the play: difficulty accepting reality, the impossibility of true escape and the unrelenting power of memory (Bloom). The plot of The Glass Menagerie is centered on a series of abandonments. First Mr. Wingfield deserts his family, Jim deserts Laura and Tom abandons his family. It is Tom’s abandonment of his family that allows for the narrative of the story to unfold. The play reaches out to the human condition and shows us what happens to the people who are left behind, deserted and abandoned. What is important to note is that the human condition of each of the people that is left behind is necessary for...The end:
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