Characterization in “The Glass Menagerie”


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Characterization in “The Glass Menagerie”
Symbolism, imagery, and characterization were important elements in plays written by Tennessee Williams and this is especially true in the play called, The Glass Menagerie. One reason for this is that The Glass Menagerie is one of the plays that are closest to being an autobiographical play (Firestone). A close study of the play will show how Williams used characterization of each of the main character combined to pull the play together in ways that represented his own life while also revealing the desperation of each of the main characters to find an escape from life.
The characters in the play are important because they play a role in representing the life of Tennessee Williams. Consider the son,...
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