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William's was told by his psychiatrist that his plays are full of hate, anger and envy.' With close reference to the stageing and set, state whether you agree witht the description of scene 3.

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William's was told by his psychiatrist that his plays are full of hate, anger and envy.' With close reference to the stageing and set, state whether you agree witht the description of scene 3. The Glass Menagerie contains much desperation, ahte and anger. Much of this is evident within scene 3. William's explores the false illusions and unrealistic dreams of each of the characters. Williams manages to portray the themes of hate, anger, and envy through his careful use of lighting, music and position of the characters. William's also portrays desperations within this scence which is showin through the character Amanda at the very start of the scene. The second piece of dialogue in scene 3 is from Amanda. We already know that Amanda still see's herself as living in the thirties, young and carefree. However here we see a different side to Amanda, desperations. The screen image for this piece of dialogue is 'Glamour magasine cover.' This immediately strikes us as ironic because it's an illusion. ...read more.

Middle

The anger of this argument is evident from the start, 'Before the stage is lighted, the violent voices of Tom and Amanda are heard.' They interrupt eachother when speaking exremely fast paced, therefore putting more emphasis on the intensity of the argument. During their argument the lighting is mainly focused on Laura so there is a, 'clear pool of light on her figure,' throughout the scene. Even though Laura has no active part in this argument. William's has made ir so the light upon Laura is distinct from the others, having a peculiar pristine clarity such as ones used in old religious portraits. Williams is highlighting to us that Laura is an importat figure although she is silent throughout this dialogue. There is no music throughout this argument, I think William's does this to put more emphasis on what is being said. Towards the end of the argument Tom has a large passage in which his anger purs out. We know it has been building up to this point, and it is evident that he is about to explode. ...read more.

Conclusion

William's is also emphasizing teh fragility of Laura, she is just like her glass menageries, easily broken and fragile. Tom is evidently shocked by what he has done, he 'Drops awkwardly to his knees to collect the fallen glass, glancing at Laura as if he would speak but couldn't.' William's is showing that Tom knows the extent of what has just happened, he knew how important the glass menageries were to her, and therefore he now knows the effect it is going to have on her and the family as a whole. The music during the lsat section of this scene is 'The Glass Menagerie.' This is used to give an emotional emphasis to this passage, it seems to suit this passage as we assume it to be extremely light and delicate, and very sad. Overall, scene 3's content is majorly full of hate, anger and envy. This relates back to what William's psychiatrist said about his plays. The hate anger and envy, as well as desperation are evident in this scene through each of the characters, and the way William's presents them, the music and the lighting, all in effect to get across his themes. ...read more.

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