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When an individual is frustrated with the situations they are facing in their life they have a desire to escape They might get this desire if they are unhappy at work or if they think that they can do better for themselves In The Glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams it is portrayed that when pushed an individuals desire to escape can lead them to go to extents they normally would not go to for personal gain The theme in The Glass menagerie is one of escape A perfect example of this would be Tom Tom works at a shoe ware house because he has to support his family which consists of his mentally and physically crippled sister Laura and his mother Amanda whos husband left her because the family was too much of a burden Look Ive got no thing no single thing in my life that I can call my OWN Yesterday you confiscated my books 313-15 Tom says this when Amanda implies restrictions on his life Tom feels very frustrated not only due to these restrictions but also because of his jobThis quote is evidence that Tom is starting to lose all hope in his family just like his dad and the desire to escape is being created inside him He feels as if he is working for the family because he is the only income the family has as his sister Laura quit her college and Amanda was barely making an effort to help him out Tom cant live his own life because he has to fend for his family he tries to avoid them as much as possible He does so by going to the movies and drinking alcohol At this point the desire to escape his burning inside him but has not unleashed his true intentions yet The movies symbolize his escape from the house but only temporarily Tom smashes his glass on the floor He plunges out on
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