In The Glass Menagerie, the usage of props are important parts of the play. The fire escape, Victrola phonograph, Laura's unicorn, and Tom's movie going, affects the characters' lives everyday in one way or another. In the play, the character, Tom was disturbed by responsibility for his mother and sister. He used the fire escape a lot in the play. He went outside to stand on it when he smoked, to escape the nagging from
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else. She wants to be normal, but she has let her handicap drive her away from the rest of society. The props used in this play are a means of escape. For Tom, it's the movies and the fire escape, for Laura, it's the Victrola and her glass animals. Tennessee Williams used these props to portray how the characters wanted to escape from the real world and used escapism as a theme in this play.