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Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
Motifs in the glass menagerie
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Motifs in the glass menagerie

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  • 1. Motifs in The Glass Menagerie
  • 2. The glass menagerie <ul><li>Represents being taken care of </li></ul><ul><li>Glass unicorn represents Laura’s fragility </li></ul><ul><li>Unicorn breaks; no longer different; Laura is now like everyone else – for a small while </li></ul><ul><li>Unicorn’s horn is its deformity; like Laura’s limp </li></ul><ul><li>Gives Laura a purpose in life; a reason to get up in the morning </li></ul>
  • 3. movies <ul><li>Tom’s need for adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Tom’s need to get away from his mother; the warehouse; expectations of being something he isn’t </li></ul>
  • 4. Warehouse <ul><li>Represents the dullness of Tom’s job; his life </li></ul><ul><li>To Amanda, it’s security </li></ul>
  • 5. Gentlemen callers <ul><li>Happiness; a man makes you happy </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda was well-liked </li></ul><ul><li>Represent self-deception (Amanda will find someone for Laura) </li></ul><ul><li>Represent what Amanda could have had </li></ul>
  • 6. The fire escape <ul><li>Someplace to get away (outside the apartment) </li></ul><ul><li>Laura falls; she cannot leave; must stay where she is </li></ul>
  • 7. The Yearbook <ul><li>Laura wasn’t accepted socially </li></ul><ul><li>Reoccurring symbol of her past; limp, unpopularity </li></ul><ul><li>Shows how popular Jim was </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates the contrast between Jim and Laura </li></ul><ul><li>Living in the past </li></ul>
  • 8. phonograph <ul><li>Represents the father; Laura misses him; Amanda doesn’t like the reminder </li></ul><ul><li>Laura uses it as a shield against anything she doesn’t want to deal with. </li></ul>
  • 9. Father’s picture <ul><li>Amanda’s fear that Tom will be like his father and move out </li></ul><ul><li>Memory of things past </li></ul><ul><li>Represents far away places and dreams of escape </li></ul>
  • 10. music <ul><li>Sets a background of play as memory </li></ul><ul><li>Music from the dance hall serves as commentary on the action </li></ul>

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