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We all have illusions We can hardly live without them Most of the time they are harmless thoughts about things that are usually unattainable An example would be when a person sees something that they want and then dreams of having it Whenever someone holds an opinion based on what they think is true or in some cases what should be true rather than what actually is true then that is an illusion Illusions sometimes help people cope with painful situations but in the end illusions are only a false escape from reality The characters in the book The Glass Menagerie are each affected by their own different illusions Tom Laura and Amanda all survive because their illusions protect them from the painful facts of their lives However illusions can prove to be self-destructive as well as helpful Do the characters illusions hurt them or are they merely harmless aspects of their personalities Tom who is the main character and narrator suffers from his illusions Toms illusion helps him to escape from his own reality He sees his job at the shoe warehouse as boring and insignificant He would rather experience the endless possibilities that life holds But Tom cannot escape his job so he tries to escape by going to the movies and writing When he goes to the movies he expects to find adventure Watching someone elses adventures on the movie screen offers Tom a diversion from his boring existence Yes movies Look at them-All of those glamorous people-having adventures-hogging it gobbling the whole thing up You know what happens People go to the movies instead of moving Hollywood characters are supposed to have all the adventures for everybody in America while everybody in America sits in a dark room and watches them have them But Im not patient I dont want to wait till then Im tired of the movies and I am about to move p 96
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