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Written task <the glass menagerie> SCENE EIGHT This scene happens five years after Tom has left home, it is still memory.

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Written task <the glass menagerie>

SCENE EIGHT

This scene happens five years after Tom has left home, it is still memory. The interior is still poetic but the light is even dimmer than before.

Due to the upheaval of Tom's escape, scenery for the Wingfield apartment has underwent some serious changes. At the rise of the curtain, the audience is still faced with the tiny apartment. The fire-escape shows rust and the walls are grey, filled with dark stains.

The glass menagerie is widely spread. It is obvious that the collection has grown bigger. A buffalo glass figure sits on the table; it symbolizes hard work in deliberate motion, shining quietly in its prearranged position.

Before Tom goes on stage, a large squeaking noise coming from the door is heard by the audience.

Tom enters, dressed as a merchant sailor, looking young and energetic. He addresses the audience.

TOM That day, there I went, back home. It is not that I really wanted to see how my family was going, I didn't have any regret about leaving home. My dreams came true! And now here I am, as a sailor

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