Daily Lessons for Teaching The Glass Menagerie

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Lesson 1 (from Scene 1)


Family dynamics plays an important role in explaining a particular character's actions and reactions. Members of the Wingfield household are no exception. The objective of this lesson is to study character interactions.


1. Open a discussion of the Wingfield family. List all the ways they are a typical family of America of this time period. List all the ways they are atypical. How do these facts impact the various family members?

2. Have students select a particular character in the Wingfield family with whom they can identify or sympathize with. Write an essay of the life of that character just before the father's disappearance.

3. Homework Assignment: Conduct a poll of family dynamics. Have students list family members and give them their proper titles and the ages of the children. Open the floor to discuss what similarities can be found between the mothers, the fathers, and the older...

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