The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Blue Roses and Jonquils
The Glass Menagerie, in particular the Unicorn
The Movies, The Fire Escape
Alcohol
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Scene One
Scene Two
Scene Three
Scene Four
Scene Five
Scene Six
Scene Seven
Characters
Laura Wingfield
Laura Wingfield Timeline
Tom Wingfield
Tom Wingfield Timeline
Amanda Wingfield
Amanda Wingfield Timeline
Jim O’Connor
Jim O’Connor Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Duty
Duty Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Memory and the Past
Memory and the Past Quotes
Weakness
Weakness Quotes
Deception and Lies
Deception and Lies Quotes
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
Abandonment
Abandonment Quotes
Marriage
Marriage Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
People Who Live With Glass Animals Shouldn’t Throw Stones
People Who Live With Glass Animals Shouldn’t Throw Stones Flashcards
People Who Live With Glass Animals Shouldn’t Throw Stones True or False
She’d Pay You, but She’s a Little Shy
She’d Pay You, but She’s a Little Shy Flashcards
She’d Pay You, but She’s a Little Shy True or False
Essay
The Glass Menagerie
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Set Design
Casting Director
Tom's Poetry
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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