Symbolic Nature of “The Glass Menagerie”
Tennessee Williams often articulated his works with dramatic symbols. This blatant symbolism however was not employed as deliberate or intentional decoration or ornamental characteristics of his work. Williams opted instead for symbols that held significance in his own mind. It is said he believed symbolism to be the only adequate means of communicating his work in addition to himself as a proper artist. To prefect the symbolism in his work Williams implemented various intricate aspects such as dramatic characterization, vivid dialogue, symbolic plots, and precise setting design.
Fortunately, the aforementioned exact decisions constructed a convention that uncovered his astonishingly extraordinary opinions and exclusive viewpoints. Williams chose to emblematically convey his distinct identity and unique personal experiences in this play, The Glass Menagerie. Williams’s writings even more predominantly, puts forth to the crowd the conflict connecting spirit with human flesh that he felt had come to intensely portray and describe him as a writer and an individual. Albeit subtly vague, symbolism is obviously William’s favored writing technique. This is apparent with the manner that Laura is the strongest wellspring of imagery for the duration of the play and even more so the title of the play is exceptionally symbolic of Laura's fragile delicacy.
The Glass Menagerie is one of Tennessee Williams’ greatly celebrated plays, and one of the most intense in terms of symbolism. The very title of the play is a symbol; furthermore, symbols dwell in nearly each and every line. Be that as it may, despite the clear presence of imagery and symbolic representation, the symbolism in The Glass Menagerie has not yet been successfully explicated in its entirety by literary scholars. One predominately critical break is the lack of a full-scale inductive methodological approach.
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