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Her son Tom, who is restless by nature and Amanda, who is a mixed character of incessant charm and eternal guilt, live in a closed world of their own. After many persuasions from Amanda’s side, Tom brings a friend from the place where he works with a hope that he would fall in love with his sick and reclusive sister Laura. After a culmination of one of the sweetest and heartbreaking scenes evolved in the history of American plays, the gentleman caller eventually breaks Laura’s heart, disrupts the dream of the family and finally pulls out Amanda of her dreamy and over ambitious world to break the heart of her shy daughter and aspiring writer son.
The play Glass Menagerie is set entirely against the background of a closed apartment where even the fire escape is crucial. The apartment is fictitious and meagre and is located beside an alley in St Louis.
The economic status of the Winfield’s is that of middle class. They are not economically strong enough and for this reason Tom had to take up job in a shoe factory leaving his aspiration for becoming a writer. Laura cannot support her family and Amanda who once had an aspiring life lives in the world of dreams. The gentleman caller, Jim O’ Connor is brought to marry off Laura which is another indication of economic burden that the family is into.
Political overtones are not very prominent in the play. It cannot be regarded as a political play. On the contrary, the play is more psychological. Yet disillusion and shattering of the American Dream as a major motif in the play somewhere makes it political. The dreamy world and the over ambitious pursuit of the Americans are criticized and the reality appears as crude, and mundane and this fact is operated as an eye-opener for the Americans.
The four characters of the play are internally related with each other and the play actually initiates, develops
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The story is developed through the character of Willy Loman, a middle-class sales executive. Miller successfully amalgamates the insecure existence of personal and social life through the character of Willy Loman. Because of his self- centered nature, Willy Loman often fails to admit his faults and it disjoints his relationship with his family members as well the society.
However, it was just by coincidence that I came across one of your journals regarding your creation. I know that nobody understands what your intention is but, I am afraid that this creation you are willing to undertake may have some serious effect in the future.
Juanita: Daughter of Gabriela Paco: radio announcer Isabel: Employer of Isabel Matilde: a 35 year old friend of Juanita Introduction The plot of this play revolves around migration, the migration between the Puerto Rico and San Juan. The family moves to the city for the sake of economic opportunities but in the city, they had to face a lot different circumstances than they were expecting.
Alice Munro's "Open Secrets" and Margaret Atwood's "Death by Landscape" speak of power, and the way it is played by the ones who are endowed with it and the ones who fall under it.
This essay presents the three facets of power play. First, power can come in different and ordinary ways; second, power can be enjoyed by a few without them actually striving for it; and third, power can have both negative and positive consequences.
In his attempt to highlight the features of political system that prevailed in Norway in 1880's, he skillfully used a comedy tinge in this play and portrayed an extremely serious issue. The type of play was drama with a major sense of comedy that made a blunt social reality acceptable for the audiences.
"Hansberry, an intellectual and activist, used the play as a vehicle to address significant issues of the day including segregation, poverty, political resistance, social justice, feminism and reproductive rights. This introspective look at one black family living in Chicago's south side brought into sharp focus the issues facing black people in America and abroad in the 1950s." (Penumbra Theatre Study Guide) Therefore, the play dealt with several significant issues concerning the black people in the 1950s and one of the most important issues in the play has been the issue of poverty.
The play begins with a prologue which brings out the main essence of how tragic the story is and how Romeo from the family of Montague and Juliet from the family of Capulet, fall in love and eventually die at the end of