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Essay | Laura's Fragility in "The Glass Menagerie"

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Laura's Fragility in "The Glass Menagerie"

Summary: Through the character of Laura in his play "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams depicts one family's suffering and low spirits during the Great Depression. An innocent, fragile, and easily broken character, Laura is shy and hesitant due to the viciousness and intimidation of the other characters, including Tom, Jim, and Amanda. Laura is a victim of a world in which everyone steps on everyone else in order to survive.
Tennessee Williams' previously socially-related-to, outstanding piece of drama "The Glass Menagerie" imitates America's situation during The Great Depression through one family's suffering, and demanding lifestyle. Williams tries to show us the low spirits of the people during that time period through Laura's unique character, and demonstrate to us how they're intimidated by people and other aspects of life. Laura is hurt and stepped on by almost every single character in the play leading to her fragility and low spirit.

Jim has had his share of words and actions of break up Laura's confidence and expose her fragility. Jim: "what did you say - about glass?", Laura "clears her throat and turn away, acutely shy." Shown here is the fact that even though Jim hasn't unleashed any negative opinion upon her collection, she expects him to laugh at her and think she's `weird'. This expresses...

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