Essays Tagged: "Tennessee William"

An Analaysis of Tennessee Williams play, "A Streetcar Named Rosie

In Tennessee Williams play, "A Streetcar Named Rosie," a major theme is realityvs. illusion. The theme ... ver up her problems andfears. Junior English Midterm"Literature Essay"A Street Car Named Desire" by Tennessee WilliamsQ: Discuss the theme of reality vs. illusion as it applies to this play.In Tenness ...

(2 pages) 111 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Symbolism in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams

"I have a poet's weakness for symbols." So states Tom Wingfield, narrator and major character in Tennessee William's timeless play "The Glass Menagerie". Through the eyes of Tom, the viewer gets a ... in this symbol, in that although rainbows seem to be positive signs, they all end in disappointment.Tennessee Williams has managed to create a powerful play using a combination of different elements, ...

(4 pages) 429 1 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Streetcar named Desire" by Tennesse Williams.

Going... Going... GoneThroughout the course of Tennessee William's play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the character Blanche DuBois goes from being sli ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The impression on Amanda as a mother at the end of the scene 1 of the play "Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William.

"The Glass Menagerie", written by Tennessee William, is a great play of profoundly characterization. Whithin only scene one of the pla ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


Glass Menagerie is loosely autobiographical. The characters all have some basis in the real life of Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams. Edwina is the hopeful and demanding Amanda, Rose is ... ually was a disastrous evening with the only gentleman caller who ever came for Rose. Thomas, being Tennessee Williams' real name, and the name "Thomas" means twin making, Tom the surrogate not only f ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

To what extent is the play "The Glass Menagerie" the biography of Tennessee William's life?

y abandoned the family. The play has been set in St Louis which was where Williams lived in.In 1911 Tennessee William was called Thomas Lanier Williams III at the time when he was born. He decided to ... as called Thomas Lanier Williams III at the time when he was born. He decided to change his name to Tennessee, which he thought sounded much more upmarket. In the play, Tom is not only a character but ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Glass Menagerie

hinting towards his own homosexual feelings and portraying them through Tom. Is Tom a reflection of Tennessee Williams himself? This is a question that will plague the readers mind. He also speaks of ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

ve life for himself. The Glass Menagerie is a tender, poetic, autobiographical play that the author Tennessee Williams based on members of his own family (World Book Online). It is apparent Tom is a f ... the dysfunctional cycle and spread his wings."Glass Menagerie" is a play by the American dramatist Tennessee Williams that was his first critical and commercial success. It opened in Chicago in 1944 ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.8 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How a screan device could be used for the book The Glass Menagerie

r's review of the Middletown's Rising Phoenix Theatre Companys' rendition of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William spoke of great detail about how the use of screen device could advance the underst ... ing the play the screen device is used. The screen device is used to promote and stress effectively Tennessee Williams' themes and ideas in the play. It allows the reader to understand the delicacy an ...

(5 pages) 25 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

An analysis of the three main characters in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and the importance of survival to each.

Tennessee Williams definitely created very interesting characters when he wrote A Streetcar Named De ...

(3 pages) 25 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discussion on what extent the play "Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennesse Williams is a allegorical play.

In the play, "Streetcar Named Desire", Tennessee Williams presents the allegory of the new, young, industrialized and more intensive workin ... e embodies a male chauvinist who hits his wife and makes plenty of sexual innuendoes. The fact that Tennessee Williams chose to have him described as such illustrates the ruthlessness of the modern wo ...

(4 pages) 57 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary devices used in both "RoseColored Glasses" and "The Glass Menagerie" - the three themes: disappointment, expectations, and escapism.

ather's absence. Faced with disappointment because the fathers desert the family, the characters In Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie and Elizabeth Alexander's "Rose-Colored Glasses", withdraw i ... ent leads the narrator in Elizabeth Alexander's "Rose Colored-Glasses" and Amanda, Tom and Laura in Tennessee William's "The Glass Menagerie" to similar problems--that is Amanda, Tom and Laura and the ...

(5 pages) 18 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Deconstructionist Role of Fathers in "The Glass Menagerie" and "Ghosts"

In both Tennessee William's "The Glass Menagerie" and Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", the absent father can be seen ... only be guessed at by the audience, especially in light of the fact that the play is also a part of Tennessee's memories of his own family. In Ghosts, aporia occurs at the end of the play as well, whe ... 277 - 339Ibsen, Henrik. "Ghosts." Four Great Plays. New York: Bantam, 1959. 83-152Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee: Dramatists ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A critique of "A Streetcar Named Desire", by Tennesse Williams. Focuses on romantacism, and social expectations at the time.

her relationship with Mitch to sour, and Blanche is ultimately never able to combine her two needs.Tennessee Williams was a romantic himself. Williams, characteristic of all other romantics, had a st ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dichotomies of "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

d Desire"Light and dark, kindness and cruelty, realism and fantasy, all of them dichotomies used by Tennessee Williams in A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams uses many dichotomies, clear cut ... ts other dichotomies such as strong and delicate, hidden and open, and purity and filth. Basically, Tennessee Williams uses dichotomies to show main points of theme, and Tennessee Williams also use di ...

(6 pages) 43 1 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie; An Interpretation The Glass Menagerie, the tittle of a play by Tennessee Williams is also used as a subjective point of reference throughout the play. A piece in t ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Glass menagerie

The Glass Menagerie A Tennessee William's play based on the depression decades of the thirties. Set in a small cramped apa ...

(9 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams is one of the most famous playwrights of all times. "…he has the sensitivi ... s that both The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire are based on the actual experiences of Tennessee Williams.Tennessee William's, also known as Thomas(Tom) Lanier William, first success as a ... h walks he took as a child with his grandfather, Laura Young. Laura Young was one of the few people Tennessee Williams met as a child who impacted him thoroughly. Her "… wistful, fragile face, ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Choose one or two of the following characters from the text A Streetcar Named Desire and evaluate their significance in relation to the text as a whole: Stanley, Mitch, Stella, Blanche.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”, written by Tennessee Williams examines how each character deals with the culture clash and portrayal of reality ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Appearance vs Reality in A Streetcar Named Desire

gh the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values." In the play "A streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams there is a recurring theme of appearance against reality. This is mostly noticed ... ski all have an appearance at the beginning of the play that by the end is majestically obscured by Tennessee Williams.Blanche Dubois is arguably the character in "A Streetcar Named Desire" with the m ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American