Comparing “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Glass Menagerie”

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Glass Menageries were written by Tennessee William in the late Thirties, where the depression made countless of people struggled in poverty. Both of the plays used the typical American family during the Thirties as the background setting. There were many similarities between the plays: including characters and events. Did Tennessee William write the same play twice? Or, did the plays each hold a different meaning underneath? Before analyzing the …

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…and corruption of the American society, and he foreshadows the Second World War. The two plays may seem alike, however Tennessee William produces an irony between them to separate them from one another. At the same time he projects a clear image into our mind that we all must have desires in order to survive in our society, but if the desires are too great, or out of control, then they will eventually destroy us.