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The Glass Menagerie

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The Glass Menagerie  By  Tennessee WilliamsSet in America in the 1930s, the narrator tells us that ‘The Glass Menagerie‘ is a memory play and as such it is not realistic, as our memories select only what they want to remember. He tells us who the main characters in the play are, including Jim, the gentleman caller, who is intended to be a symbolic character, ‘he is the long delayed but always expected something that we live for’. The narrator also points out the larger-than-life-size photograph of the father on the wall: considered as the play’s fifth character, he actually appears only as a photograph.


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