Tennessee Williams | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Allean Hale

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Tennessee Williams.
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Critical Review by Allean Hale

SOURCE: Hale, Allean. “The Clock and the Cage: An Afterword about ‘A System of Wheels.’” Michigan Quarterly Review 38, no. 4 (fall 1999): 512-13.

In the following review, Hale analyzes the symbolism of the clock in “A System of Wheels.”

“A System of Wheels,” written around 1936 when Williams was twenty-five, recreates those years when Tom, not yet “Tennessee,” had to quit college to work in the shoe warehouse. Trapped in the mechanical job of typing orders eight hours a day, he still managed to write a story every Saturday, polish it on Sunday, and mail it the coming week. This narrative, first entitled “The Treadmill,” reflects the bleakest period of his life in St. Louis when his sister was descending into madness. It spins...

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