"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams

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The Majority Family <Tab/>The play "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams shows the reality that most American families are not perfect. There are two main themes throughout the story. The themes are the difficulty of accepting reality and the impossibility of true escape. These themes are directly and indirectly symbolized throughout the story. <Tab/>The most important theme of "The Glass Menagerie" is the difficulty of …

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…escape the sleep entirely. I am glad Tom left because if he had stayed he would have ended up killing himself or one of his family members. <Tab/> <Tab/> <Tab/> <Tab/> LaRue 4 Works Cited Williams, Tennessee. "The Glass Menagerie." Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers. John Schib and John Clifford, EDS. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2000. 399-446