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Illusions Illusion is often a recurring theme in literature. In ones life illusion is used to escape from the harsh circumstances of reality. Many people have expectations and dreams. We use these to encourage and help us get through the difficulties of the real world. In the play “The Glass Menagerie” the author Tennessee Williams gives each of the characters hope and illusions to aid them in dealing with the conflicts they are facing in …

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…financially independent. The hatred of his job drove him to find further refuge in his writing and the countless movies he attended. As you can see, Tennessee’s writing was his illusions. He wrote to elude his reality. As one can see illusion is often a recurring theme in literature. Illusions help us escape reality, and get through the tough times. This is evident in the play “ The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**