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Family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie

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Tennessee Williams' 1944 play The Glass Menagerie centers around a family of three, Tom, Laura, and Amanda Wingfield, exploring what it means to share a household with people whose individual psychological eccentricities threaten to overwhelm the whole. Told retroactively in the format of a memory play, the protagonist, Tom, an aspiring poet by night and warehouse worker by night, introduces the audience to the conditions which led him to abandon his family in pursuit of his independence. This informative edition explores the themes of family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, providing readers with a critical look at the intersection of literature and sociology. The book includes an examination of Williams' life and influences and takes a hard look at key ideas related to the play, such as the role of guilt in family relationships and the breakdown of the American dream. Readers are also offered contemporary perspectives on family dysfunction through the discussion of toxic or overbearing parents and the effects of alcoholism on families.
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Williams, Tennessee, -- 1911-1983. -- Glass menagerie
title_display Family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie
title_full Family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie / Dedria Bryfonski, book editor
title_short Family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie
topic_facet Dysfunctional families in literature
Williams, Tennessee