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Escapism in the Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Summary: This essay examines the importance of the fifth character and how this character is used to express themes of escapism The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. There are four characters that we meet in this classical drama. Tom Wingfield, the main character and narrator, lives with and supports his mother, Amanda and his sister, Laura. There is also a gentleman caller that we briefly meet. The fifth character is Tom and Laura's father, who left the Wingfield home to travel the world.
The Glass Menagerie is a drama written by Tennessee Williams about the lives of a family, named the Wingfield's, who lived in St. Louis during the 1930's. The Wingfield family members lead very depressing, unfortunate, and unhappy lives. The author uses several literary elements to portray the characters in this drama. A fifth character, which is absent, but plays a vital role in the drama, is one such element and escapism is another component used in the play.

There are four characters that we meet in this classical drama. Tom Wingfield, the main character and narrator, lives with and supports his mother, Amanda and his sister, Laura. There is also a gentleman caller that we briefly meet. The fifth character is Tom and Laura's father, who left the Wingfield home to travel the world. Even though their absent father does not interact...

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