Essays Tagged: "Laura"

The Character of Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie"

tubbornness and selfishness makes her cruel to her children without the intention. Amanda, Tom, and Laura all fantasize and have their own individual ways of escaping from their realities. In this cas ... s talking to Tom after he apologizes to her. She takes the blame so she can pamper him into finding Laura a gentleman caller. This makes Amanda seem very selfish because she uses Tom for her own desir ...

(2 pages) 149 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

This book is about the Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. The question was to describe the symbolism of the glass unicorn.

rns--aren't they extinct in the modern world?" (121) Jim concisely he sums up the symbolism between Laura and the glass unicorn. The unicorn, made of glass, contains many of the same properties that L ... the glass unicorn. The unicorn, made of glass, contains many of the same properties that Laura has. Laura feels that she is physically different from everyone else, like the unicorn. She differs from ...

(4 pages) 252 2 4.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book Title: The Glass Menagerie. Author: Tennesee Williams

are only four characters involved in the story; Amanda Winfield, her son Tom Winfield, her daughter Laura Winfield, and a gentleman caller named Jim O'Connor. This essay will revolve around the person ... a man who deserted the family years before. It seems like he has a certain soft spot for his sister Laura, and would really like for her to be happy. This is apparent in scene four after a fight with ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Brief Biography of Tennesse Williams' life and the theme of societies destructive impact on non-conformists, in two of his plays, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire

ions in the plays and the actions in Tennessee Williams' life.The first affinity we will look at is Laura Wingfield's relationship to her brotherTom, in The Glass Menagerie, in comparison to the relat ... Menagerie, in comparison to the relationship of Rose Williams to herbrother Tennessee.In the story, Laura Winfield was born with an illness that left her crippled, causingher to feel different from ev ...

(9 pages) 92 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

All of the characters in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams have their own methods of escape. Explain.

on which the structure of the family is based. She of course wishes only the best for her children, Laura and Tom, who have not remained free from torment as a result of their father's absconding. The ... rment as a result of their father's absconding. The two children have grown up shy and introverted, Laura more so than Tom. Amanda often withdraws into herself for comfort and to gain a sense of fulfi ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"In Death Constant beyond Love" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

owerful money hungry man who finds out he is going to die. He does however become very intrigued by Laura Farina. The senator's erotic love for Laura is an illusion because he is left with solitude at ... lusion because he is left with solitude at the end of the story. Senator Sanchez is very stunned by Laura's beauty and it takes him by surprise. Laura was sent to Senator Sanchez because her father ne ...

(2 pages) 20586 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Creative writing about a cat with a little bit or morals.

ch rolled around, she was invited to sit at the table with the three girls she had met. Kristen and Laura were twins and had beautiful, long brunette hair. The third, Ashley, wasn't as tall nor did sh ... nifer knew she had to become one of these girls.After nearly a week, Jennifer grew to know Kristen, Laura, and Ashley on an all new level. Laura had personally invited her to a slumber party at her ho ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Being a Memory Play, 'The Glass Menagerie' Can be Presented With Unusual Freedom of Convention. How Does Williams Use Unconventional Structure and Staging To Explore His Themes?

the start of Scene Three when the legend reads, 'After the Fiasco'. It refers to the problems with Laura and her shyness that were revealed to the audience in Scene Two. Tom's first words as narrator ... he scene are 'after the fiasco' and then he is able to deftly take the audience from the problem of Laura's shyness to her mother's need to find her a partner. This legend is then able to smoothly lin ...

(11 pages) 149 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Actuality of a Fantasy - about reality vs. illusions in the story "Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. 500 word Literary Analysis.

lity to cover it with a fantasy. The "Glass Menagerie" is filled with illusions and reality. Laura's illusions are symbolized by her glass collection of animals. Her reality comes from being sl ... rippled. She is very shy and nervous which makes it hard for her to interact with people. Tom tells Laura that Jim is coming to the house. This makes a ruckus adding to Laura ignoring the true facts o ...

(2 pages) 66 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

C.W.E. Bigsby suggests the Glass Menagerie asserts that people 'desire to live with comforting fictions, rather than confront brutal truths.' How far do you agree with this?

he has survived the war but we never know about Jim. He makes plans for a future he may never have.Laura, who appears to outsiders as 'terribly shy' and 'a little peculiar,' spends her time playing w ... er is evident from the first scene. When Amanda mentions her husband for the first time in the play Laura immediately changes the subject and starts to move away from the other two. Laura is believed ...

(7 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Conflicting forces and their results

is inevitable to stop the conflict building up inside Tom. The beginning of scene II quotes "Laura, Haven't You Ever Liked Some Boy" with it's capitalization of every word is clear to spot it's ... t You Ever Liked Some Boy" with it's capitalization of every word is clear to spot it's importance. Laura's which is crippled takes care of her glass menagerie a symbol of her weakness and frailty, sh ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Deception and Symbolism

rms of deception and symbolism. In this play Williams tells about a young man named Tom, his sister Laura, his mother Amanda, and his father. Tom is a character in the play and also the narrator of th ... ng man ready to "escape from his mother's apartment and from his shoe factory job..." (Londre' 68). Laura is a girl that is shy and not very out going. "Laura is a physical and emotional cripple who c ...

(7 pages) 45 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the contradictory life of Tom Wingfield, the main character in the play, the Glass Menagerie

ps Tom around. Tom realizes that his mother depends on his income to support herself and his sister Laura. He also realizes that Laura might not be able to cope with her life if he left. He knows that ... that Laura might not be able to cope with her life if he left. He knows that his relationship with Laura helps her cope with her sheltered life. Laura lives at home. She dropped out of Business schoo ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.8 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analytical Essay on the Play the The Glass Menagerie with citations

erses the heartlessness the author has portrayed through this play with the characters Amanda, Tom, Laura and Jim. The heartbreak suffered by Laura is so real, yet this play being so unrealistic sends ... come over?Tom: YepAmanda: You really did?Tom: I did!Amanda: You did, and did he-accept?Tom: He did!Laura, the centerpiece of The Glass Menageries suffers physically and emotionally throughout this pl ...

(3 pages) 79 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Critical Analysis on an extract of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William

a scene where Amanda (the mother) confronts Tom (her son) who made a grave mistake in match making Laura (his sister) and his best friend, who happens to be engaged. All this events happen within the ... s, go!" shows her despondency and disgust towards her son.Tom's gesture of shattering the glass and Laura's act of snuffing out the candles during which the legend on screen shows "And say goodbye" ar ...

(5 pages) 86 0 1.7 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis on the story "Flowering Judas" by Katherine Anne Porter

Laura's BetrayalThe first paragraph of this story establishes the tension that is developed in the r ... h of this story establishes the tension that is developed in the remainder of the story. It reveals Laura's apparent dedication and self-sacrifice in contrast to Braggioni's exploitation. It is import ... tation. It is important to notice the off-putting description of Braggioni, as well as the way that Laura avoids situations with him, staying away from home as late as she can and then unwillingly end ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Characters Made Of Glass

it does not shatter. It must be polished and cleaned to reveal its beauty. The lives and traits of Laura, Tom, Jim, and Amanda are all like glass. Laura is the most delicate of the group. Ever ... sees what she wants to see; she sees a crippled girl who could never be like everyone else. Laura is treated like a piece of glass throughout the play. Amanda and Tom are so careful with her, ...

(4 pages) 321 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Christianity In "Goblin Market"

uits?"� and "what fruits are they selling?"�. Within the next stanza the reader meets Laura and Lizzie, two sisters wandering around in the evening watching goblin men. To be more precis ... ung women are the main characters throughout Rossetti's poem. The goblin men have fruit to sell and Laura is in a buying mood, Lizzie however gets scared and runs home. Laura lingers and buys the succ ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Best Moment Of My Life

er friends talking about boys, and sharing their new fashion tips, after all, she was only fifteen."Laura Dewar to room three please." The voice of the old lady made a chill go through her spine. Slow ... e eventually reaching the door. She went in and sat as he glared."You're pregnant," the doctor said.Laura sat there with no reaction, just looked at him as if he was stupid. Maybe she never heard. The ...

(5 pages) 2752 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Character Reactions to Entrapment in The Glass Menagerie (A play by Tennessee Williams)

is unable to move past the days of old with her memories of southern hospitality and idyllic youth. Laura, the “peculiar” daughter, has such an extreme case of social anxiety that she rarely ... cle of unhappiness. This unhappiness causes her to then become impatient with her children, Tom and Laura; a perfect example being a time when Amanda tells Laura she has so embarrassed the family that ...

(4 pages) 1988 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American