The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Blue Roses and Jonquils
Yes, we’ve got some flower stuff going on here. Amanda always talks about jonquils when referring to her past, when she herself was a pretty little Southern Belle surrounded by dozens of gent...
The Glass Menagerie, in particular the Unicorn
The Glass Menagerie is fragile and delicate, just as Laura. This fragility is manifested physically in the glass; as Laura says, "If you breathe, it breaks!" Yowzah. It’s also really beautifu...
The Movies, The Fire Escape
Tom hates his life and he uses movies, dancing, and the occasional bottle of booze to get him through. Notice how he always heads to the movies when things at home get unbearable, like his mother y...
You might have noticed that Amanda has this issue with alcohol. She refuses to let Tom drink, she needs to ensure that Jim doesn’t, and she mentions briefly that her irresponsible husband use...
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