The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams? ?memory play? originates after World War II in a dark, dreary alley in St. Louis. The play consists of only four main characters or actors; a mother, brother, sister, and the gentleman caller round out the people.

The names given by Williams are; Amanda Wingfield to the mother, Laura the daughter, Tom the brother who narrates the play, and Jim the gentleman caller. The story progresses along the lines of Amanda searching for a mate for her daughter, because she had seventeen callers in her day. The father figure has abandoned the family years before leaving Tom as the man of the household.
At the outset of things, Tom is plotting and scheming, while his mother wants him to hear once again about Blue Mountain and of all the callers she had back in her day. She is rather degrading/racist to the dark skin folk and very close-minded when recalling these times. The three can?t agree on whatever they?re talking about and the scene end?s with Amanda feeling as though she is going to be an old maid.
In the next scene, Laura catches her mother missing the D.A.R. (Daughters of the

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