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Tennessee Williams Thesis Statement This paper will discuss Tennessee Williams literary work The Glass Menagerie and his early life Outline I Early life A Birth B Parents II Middle Life A The vengeances of Nitocris B University of Missouri C New Name III Later life A A Street car named Desire B Awards C The Class Menagerie D Death Tennessee Williams became a successful writer for his motion picture screenplays However he was best known for his plays Williamss characters were developed from personal relationships with family friends homosexuality and alcohol This paper will discuss Tennessee Williams literary work The Glass Menagerie and his early life Tennessee Williams was born on March 26 1911 His life started in the small town of Columbus Mississippi Tennessees parents Cornelius Coffin were a traveling salesman for a shoe company Even Williams started writing at an early age he showed interest at age eleven and his mother bought him a typewriter Tennessees mother Edwina Dakin stayed home and took care of the kids CC Williams was not a good father and had to support his habits Which were drinking and gambling His wife did not approve of this because CC only made sixty-five dollars a Monty CC Williams did not like his kids he gave Tennessee a nickname which was Miss Nancy At the age of sixteen Tennessee had written his first story The Vengeance of Nitocis and was published by Weird Tales magazine Two years later in 1929 Tennessee entered the University of Missouri hoping to major in journalism Toms deep south accent and poverty made him a target of his schoolmates and earned him the name of Tennessee The most important events of those years in Washington University were his newfound love of theater Tennessee also joined a theatrical group The familys lack of funds forced him to leave after a couple of years and he had to take on a job
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