Tennessee Williams A Glass Mangerie Honors English Essay

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A Path Out Of Hell
Is there such thing as destiny in life? In the play The Glass Menagerie written by Tennessee Williams is a play about a mother named Amanda and her two kids Laura and Tom Wingfield. The mother wants her son and daughter to help earn money, since it's only them three after their father left and the only thing they got from him is a postcard from Mexico. Throughout the play the symbol of fire escape is displayed repeatedly, and by doing this the author is trying to portray that there are humans discontent with the life they have and they try to find things to help them escape the from the fire of misery that they live in.
During the first scene the author presents Tom's getaway place. “The apartment...is entered by a fire escape, a structure whose name is a touch of accidental poetic truth, for all of these huge buildings are always burning with the slow and implacable fires of human desperation” (Williams ). The fire escape is the only way out of the building's full of desperate feeling. It's leading on to how it's going to be used by the characters in the play. The one person who will go to this place for peace is Tom Wingfield. He wishes to make his own destiny, not be placed somewhere he doesn't desire.
Later on in scene five, Amanda shows that she is not content with the life she is currently living. “What shall I wish for, Mother? Happiness! Good fortune!” (Williams ). Amanda wishes to have a happy life in which she could be proud of and not make her have pity upon herself. She does not however escape her reality the same way that Tom does when he goes to the fire escape. The glass menagerie that Laura holds very dearly is her fire escape. From Laura's description...

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