Whether or not Tom can be criticized on moral grounds for abandoning the family is open to debate. All we learn is what he thinks about his mother, his sister, and his warehouse job—precisely the things from which he claims he wants to escape. The characters are the acting beings of a story and can be an animal, a person, or even an object, as long as it presents human characteristics. As a mother, Amanda Wingfield had always encouraged her children to be all they could be. On the one hand, he reads literature, writes poetry, and dreams of escape, adventure, and higher things. Tom has a twofold character in the play; both as a person who reminiscences the play scenes and as a character who performs in those memories. Illusion and reality is practically what the play revolves around.
He lived in a dysfunctional family. This theory casts an interesting light on certain moments of the play—for example, when Amanda and Tom discuss Laura at the end of Scene Five. All we learn is what he thinks about his mother, his sister, and his warehouse job—precisely the things from which he claims he wants to escape. The emotionally and physically crippled Laura appears to be the only character in the play who never meddles with other people. Amanda had two faces in the play. But, in the end, the rainbows, which at first were positive, all end in disappointments to each person.
Williams uses the characterisation of Laura, Tom and Jim to make us feel sympathy for Laura and Tom, whilst we dislike Jim. He is open to the outside world when he is on the fire escape. Amanda tries to help their situation bringing in more money through her magazine sales, pushing Laura toward business school and then toward marriage, trying to keep Tom away from corrupting influences such as books by D. As the story progresses, the reader observes how each of the characters unravel and unfold to their needs and wants. Amanda reminisces often about her days as a Southern Belle. This contributes a lot to the setting of the play.
Without that link to the outside world, they would continue to live in their world of delusions. He has only left her with shattered hopes. Movies, dancing, video games and books to name a few. Though strong she was, Amanda denied reality in a dangerous way. He was the free spirit who had to curb his wings by working at a dreaded and disliked job in a shoe warehouse. In his tribe he is both. Laura chooses to spend her time with her tiny glass animals, and she treasures them more than actually participating in daily contact with other people.
The son of a bastard! As this is a recollection, the play has a hard time presenting the events objectively as the mind, most often times distort the facts of events. She has a slight limp and is extremely shy with people. Actually, she hid so well that she even fooled herself. I traveled around a great deal. Laura is glaringly shy, and has basically separated herself from the outside world. These are totally fictional characters, with characteristics only possible in fiction. Tom is the main character of The Glass Menagerie.
Tom constantly stays in movie theatres and into his dream of joining the merchant seamen and someday becoming a published poet. Amanda is a clear representative of this type. He doesn't stop going to the movies for a week or quit smoking to save money. This showed that she clearly acknowledged her current state. He needed escape from Amanda's domineering instructions as how to eat, when to eat, what to eat, how to quit smoking, how to improve himself, what to read, and so forth.
He also expresses his theme through the characters¹ incapability of living in the present. The amount of its appearance and its importance may vary according to the plot. Amanda Wingfield Once a Southern belle who was the darling of her small town's social scene, Amanda is now an abandoned wife and single mother living in a small apartment in St. Is Tom withering away where he is. Seeing what a great speaker he is, his competitor, Napoleon, runs Snowball off the farm so he can become the leader of animalism. On October 24th, 1929 the stock market crashes Daniel 375. There is a picture of a man in a World War I uniform, and a typewriter.
In this case, Amanda escapes reality by fantasizing about the gentleman callers she had in the past, however she denies the fact. Laura 's two symbols are Blue Roses and her glass menagerie, Unicorn. He escapes the everyday racket of his mother by smoking. He probably sees Jim as her ticket out also. The main theme narrows down to character's relationships, marriages and 18th century society.