The Glass Menagerie
In the play The Glass Menagerie, many characteristics were shown in different people. There were primarily four main characters in the play: Amanda, Laura, Tom, and Jim. Each character had there own original issue in the story, which makes the play so entirely complex. What makes the play interesting is putting those characters together and creating inside moral and conflict. As a result, everybody still appears to be an “outcast in his or her own world”(Benjamin Nelson, pg.1).
The title The Glass Menagerie was named because of Laura’s glass animal collection. She had many different animals that symbolized your everyday people that she came not to be a part of. One of the animals was a unicorn which was a “symbol of Laura” (Grade Saver, pg. 2) by representing the idea of being different. Laura was described to have a shy personality and would never attempt to make a change on her appearance to people. One of the main appearances she was embarrassed about was her crippled leg. Since she is already shy, this adds on to the fact that she can be very sensitive as well. Near the end, when Jim accidentally broke unicorn’s horn, she was hurt from seeing the broken glass and finding out that Jim was engaged after kissing her. To show Jim her pain, she gave him the unicorn showing that she “is fragile like the glass unicorn”(Grade Saver, pg. 2). The most emphasis was on the kiss because it was assumed from the audience that it “was Laura’s first kiss”(Grade Saver, pg.2)
“Amanda, the mother of Laura and Tom, is seen with love and pity, but also laughable”(Fambrough, pg. 1). She is very loving like many other parents, but is also considered to e an annoying character. The one character she had most conflict with was Tom. She always stayed on him because she always felt like things had to be done her way no matter what. One of the first times she showed this part of her character...