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Leaving the Nest In Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie the narrator Tom speaks from both first person and second person point of view Tom is a major character in the play and he is also the narrator Amanda Toms mother is a nag that is constantly picking Tom apart Laura Toms sister is very shy but she is the only one of the family who appears content with her life During the first couple of scenes the author is trying to familiarize the reader with the relationships between the characters In the final scenes the play revolves around Laura and her gentlemen caller From the different points of view in which the play is told the audience is guided through a memory The shifts between first and second point of view show how the emotional situations change the lives of all the characters involved Tom is a character in the play as he speaks from first person point of view While a character in the play the audience has a chance to evaluate Toms reliability His actions and speeches define him as a person Using the first person point of view Tom is free to express the aggravations that arguing with his mother causes Amanda is constantly fussing at Tom about something For instance Amanda scolds Tom for having an inappropriate book in his possession They are both angry and bickering when Tom shouts Yesterday you confiscated my books You had the nerve to -- 1591 scene 3 Amanda confesses in an angry tone I took that horrible novel back to the library--yes That hideous book by that insane Mr Lawrence I cannot control the output of diseased minds or people who cater to them--BUT I WONT ALLOW SUCH FILTH BROUGHT INTO MY HOUSE 1591 scene 3 From Toms point of view his mother has no right to call it her house because he pays the rent Laura is affected by
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