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What Makes The Glass menagerie play So Appealing?

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What Makes The Glass menagerie play So Appealing? Simply the play was typical of the tragic lives many people led at the time the play was set. Many characteristics of these people's lives allowed Williams to create an appealing play for them to relate to. For individuals who suffered as a result of the "Wall Street Crash" and "The Great Depression" in the 1930s, the play acted as a reflection upon their own lives. The dream of success was carried by everyone and unfortunately very often this remained a dream. Very few people were able to convert their dream into a reality. William's took it upon himself to establish dreams and failure within each character to signify this. ...read more.


this aspect to the play would capture individual failures and give them hope. The play simply as a script has several interesting qualities. The generation of different levels of sympathy for each character would allow an audience to become personally involved. Williams cleverly attracts sympathy towards each character to stimulate a personal response. This is a very effective technique because if people become personally involved then they almost become a part of the play itself. Not many plays are capable of doing this which makes "the Glass menagerie so appealing. Williams created a huge range of sympathetic factors spread across the characters to satisfy the demands of each different personality within the audience. ...read more.


It sees that Tom represented Williams; this allows the play to become more interesting as an audience could see how his personal involvement affected the play. Quite often ordinary individuals of the general public acquire a passion for famous people. In the instance of obsession with Williams the play would become more appealing as it is a reflection upon his own life. It is now clear that Williams suffered alongside others that did in the 1930s. The play became very appealing as a result of this. The man was famous and an inspiration to many. The appeal came from the solitude sought via watching the play in the knowledge that they weren't alone, and hope was still present to comfort people. ...read more.

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