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Some families dont function normally Because of several reasons One may be that a member in the family is not very open with their true feeling and becomes intolerable Or there has been tragic things happen to them early on Or they just do not get along well with each for some reason or another In the play The Glass Menagerie Tom Amanda and Laura Wingfield made their family dysfunctional because of their problems and incompatibility they had at home living together Because of the attitude that they had towards each other Tom Wingfield who is the son of Amanda and the brother of Laura contributed to the dysfuntionality of the Wingfield household by his inability to be open with his feelings By not being open he was publicizing the fact that he was not happy with living in that apartment with his mother and his sister He was also expressing that he was not satisfied with his current position in life either Because of his attitude towards being there was quite obvious that made his sister unhappy because she believed he was unhappy His mother was not happy to hear this which made her unhappy Which all contributes to this familys dysfunctional state Now Amanda she seems to have the opposite problem that her son Tom has She seems to be a little to open with her feelings and criticizing everything that Tom and Laura does She interferes with their lives too much and because Tom feels as though he is obligated to stay there to show his mother he is nothing like his father he must stay there and the same with Laura In away Amanda seems to be holding them both back from doing what they really want to do Amanda may have good intentions but I dont believe she know how much aggravation she brings to them To me she is the center of the problems in the problems
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