Essays Tagged: "Unicorn"

The Character and Nature Of Molly Grue in "The last unicorn"

In the novel, The last Unicorn. we are introduced to a character named Molly Grue. Through chapters' five and six she goes ... if you dare to look for it.' (Beagle 99) She encouraged Schmendrick to the point that he saved the unicorn from the red bull. Molly could have just called him a fool, but she didn't. She believed in ... s problems before hers. She had cared dearly for Captain Cully and his men. Molly had cared for the unicorn. Molly said, 'He'll drive her to Haggard, and no one will ever see her again, no one.' (Beag ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

Symbolism of the Unicorn"Unicorns--aren't they extinct in the modern world?" (121) Jim concisely he sums up the symbo ... inct 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 Laura has. Laura feel ... roperties that Laura has. Laura feels that she is physically different from everyone else, like the unicorn. She differs from the rest of the world, as does the unicorn. The broken unicorn symbolizes ...

(4 pages) 252 2 4.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Not Wanted On The Voyage" by Timothy Findley.

, specifically, the treatment of the symbols. One example that will be explored is the horn of the Unicorn and how it is totally misused in a gruesome and explicit scene. The symbols are employed by ... e is placed on Emma for Japeth's imperfections.The mistreatment of the symbols specifically the unicorn horn are actions to demonstrate masculine power in the novel. Modern society cherishes thes ...

(12 pages) 71 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


a special meaning to you and what it a picture of." She told her daughter, "It is the picture of a Unicorn. I will tell you the story from when I was a little girl and why I think that the Unicorn is ... wed it. As I got almost next to it I was able to make out what it was from, which of course was the Unicorn. It scared me so I ran, but it followed me lighting my path. As I got back to the edge of th ...

(2 pages) 29 1 4.7 Mar/2004

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

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

ire escape and the way Tom escapes from his problems, the glass figurines and Laura's life, and the unicorn and her self-image. These create a higher level on which the play must be examined. Without ... elds, is devoid of reality.Another symbol that is in the play was Laura's favorite glass piece, the unicorn. It was fragile and unique, like Laura. Laura was left crippled after having a childhood ill ...

(3 pages) 84 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss 3 symbols used in the play suggesting how they support the theme of dreams & reality

ra of symbols to portray the key ideas and difference of dreams and reality especially those of the unicorn in Laura's glass menagerie; the fire-escape and the character of Jim O'Connor.The three key ... r past while Toms are related to movies and escape and for Laura her illusionary world lie with the unicorn and her glass collections.Tom is the narrator and the provider for the family where he is tr ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbols in Glass Menageria by Tennesse Williams

t the one which I think is the most important and unique one in the play. This is the symbol of the unicorn that looses its horn near the end of the play. The only glass unicorn that Laura Wing ... rn that Laura Wingfield owns, resides among the other glass horses. All of them are similar but the unicorn stands out in his own special way. This unicorn, in my thinking, represents Laura and her re ...

(7 pages) 26 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An analysis of James Thurber's short story "Unicorn in the Garden" using an existentialist approach.

"Unicorn in the Garden" by James Thurber is a classic example of the existentialist philosophy of cho ... man, who chooses to glory in his existence by rising and eating, is blessed with the spectacle of a unicorn in his garden. The man is happy. The unicorn eats his roses. The wife has chosen to sleep an ... the moment that has presented itself. The wife ignores and insults her husband for believing that a unicorn exists. Her own idea of what is real is subjective to what she has witnessed thus far, which ...

(2 pages) 17834 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams

her reality. The glass animals she surrounds herself with are fragile and very whimsical. The glass unicorn's horn breaks off when Jim kisses her, which makes the unicorn just another horse. This make ... akes the unicorn just another horse. This makes her just another woman so she gets rid of the glass unicorn because she wants to live in a fairyland and not the regular life. The author states a child ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a essay about unicorns. this includes 3 in text citations and is great to use if you get to pick the topic you are writing on.

orse comes up to you, but, then you notice the big horn coming out of its head and you know it is a Unicorn. Many people believe in suck a thing as a Unicorn, in my report I am going to tell you about ... ese people, and the people that don't believe too. I, personally don't believe in such a thing as a Unicorn but, I don't discredit those people that do. The history of the horned animal known a ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennesse Williams; essay on symbols in setting.

ymbols". Four main elements of setting are used as symbols in this play; the fire escape, the glass unicorn, the photograph of Mr. Wingfield, and the warehouse were Tom works.The fire escape is a mean ... is to afraid to meet the outside world.Laura's glass menagerie has one very special inhabitant, the unicorn, The unicorn, like Laura, is unique and special and the most fragile of the collection. Laur ...

(3 pages) 49 1 3.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


y true. If they were, archaeologists would have found at least one set of giant bones or at least a unicorn horn or two. At the same time, myths are not completely false. Although literally untrue, th ...

(9 pages) 172 0 4.4 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Glass Menagerie"

ty.Laura always lived in illusions and fantasies, but Jim's character made her break out of it. The unicorn symbolizes Laura, who thinks she's different from others, that she doesn't belong among othe ... riority complex. In the same scene where her dreams come true and get shattered simultaneously, the unicorn's horn is broken by Jim himself. This braking of the horn tells us that now she's like the r ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discuss the book "The Glass Menagerie"

a symbol for her life before. She was delicate and beautiful when appreciated, just like the glass unicorn. It took something big, like the "caller" to break her. Or maybe it was just having someone ...

(1 pages) 309 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Glass Menagerie

order to represent prominent themes. A few principal themes that Williams uses in his play are the unicorn which symbolizes Laura, The Homemaker's Companion which symbolizes Amanda's quest for romanc ... a, but also for Tom.A symbol that is very prominent throughout the entire play is that of the glass unicorn. The unicorn is symbolic of Laura in many aspects. Although unicorns are very similar to hor ...

(3 pages) 1015 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Glass Menagerie

lay opens and is grounded in the connection between Lora and the glass menagerie. Specifically, the unicorn, a mythical and romanticized animal, represents Lora. From this starting point of connecting ... turity, the relationship between the menagerie and Lora becomes more transparent. Just as the glass unicorn is transparent, we can see through Lora's exterior representations and her futile attempts t ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Escapism in the glass menageri

, 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 ... ng you have to take good care of," she says in scene seven. One glass animal, in particular, is the unicorn. Laura relates to the unicorn because it's different from all the other pieces, just as she ...

(3 pages) 641 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Indulging in escapism

she can feel free from rejection be accepted. She has a favorite glass piece in her menagerie, the unicorn. Laura points out to Jim that the unicorn "doesn't complain" about being different either (W ...

(3 pages) 763 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The glass menagerie

collection are one and the same thing. She identifies well with the uniqueness and delicacy of her unicorn. Just as the unicorn differs from the other horses in the collection, Laura too, does not fi ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Poetry Essay

Repetition and Tone in "The Lady and the Unicorn" and "The Unicorn in Captivity"The Lady and the Unicorn and The Unicorn in Captivity are two ... uent artists and poets. Two such works inspired by these tapestries are the poems "The Lady and the Unicorn" and "The Unicorn in Captivity", written by May Sarton and Anne Morrow Lindbergh respectivel ... duces the same effect in each work. The descriptive tone and use of repetition in "The Lady and the Unicorn" and "The Unicorn in Captivity" make the scenes depicted appear to be immutable and eternal, ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry