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Plays throughout the existence of their writers have ultimately had a main title character This character is a very pivotal point of the story and can be very easily located just by their actions This person in the play is also known as the protagonist The protagonist usually displays a variety of traits that can be easily identified with which is why this person is indeed the main and title character In the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Tom Wingfield is indeed the protagonist and Laura and Amanda Wingfield are not The first reason why Tom and not Laura or Amanda is the protagonist is that Tom seems to be the main and only contributing force to keep the Wingfield family afloat Tom is the main factor in the household and yet he gets treated as if he were twelve Amanda begins to yell at Tom for having a book by that insane Mr Lawrence and tells him that she wont allow such a filthy book into her house Yet the realization is that it is not her house and Tom even asks who pays rent on it Indeed Tom does work at the shoe factory which he hates and would rather somebody picked up a crowbar and battered out his brains but he does it so the family can get by Tom is the protagonist for this reason of financial support and Amanda clearly admits this when she talks about jeopardizing the security of us all That is just one reason why Tom is the protagonist of the play Another reason Tom is the protagonist of the play is that he contributes to and practically makes all of the action in the household take place For instance when the visitor from the warehouse is going to come by for dinner Tom is the one who has to initialize the situation by asking his buddy while
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