A Nail Stuck, An Analysis of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie”

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A Nail Stuck, An Analysis of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” By Trudy A. Martinez

A Nail Stuck, an Analysis of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” By Trudy A. Martinez

When reading The Glass Menagerie, one feels pity for Tom because his mother mistreat him; this is such a tragedy. She places the entire responsibility of the family upon his shoulders, as if to fulfill a fallacy: There has to be a man in the house if woman is to survive. Time changes with the World War, allowing women to enter the work force. However, Tom’s mother does not work, nor does she seek finding suitable work herself as a means of remedying their situation. Instead, she lives in an imaginary world, wanting her children to remedy the situation for her; she wants only to continue living her fantasy. The picture of the father symbolizes this obsession; it hangs in…

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BA degree in English with a single subject certification 1994 I enjoy writing, art (all forms), quilting, sewing, embroidery, photography (still and video), and most of all, my grandchildren.
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