Williams' Use of Symbolism in "The Glass Menagerie"
Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" over the years has become a classic. It is a true story in which Williams, places himself as the narrator and one of the main characters of the play. The story relives the horrors of the Great Depression and the effects that it had on many people's lives. The main characters in the story are Tom Wingfield, Amanda Wingfield, Laura Wingfield,
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feel less-freakish (Roberts and Jacobs 1623)!"
By using symbolism Williams allows his audience to look deeper into the story and see what is really happening. He also makes the reader use his or her own imagination to draw a conclusion to this play. Williams also allows contradiction from his readers, to decide whether or not the neurosis of the characters were justified. In one way or another "The Glass Menagerie" is a part of everyone's life.