scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 943
Symbolism of the Unicorn Unicorns--arent they extinct in the modern world 121 Jim concisely he sums up the symbolism between Laura and the glass unicorn The unicorn made of glass contains many of the same properties that Laura has Laura feels that she is physically different from everyone else like the unicorn She differs from the rest of the world as does the unicorn The broken unicorn symbolizes the change undergone in Laura after being loved It also symbolizes the change to a more ordinary person Laura makes after her heart is broken Giving the Unicorn to Jim symbolizes Lauras broken heart that will leave with him In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams the unicorn has significant symbolism The glass unicorn has many of the same properties as Laura Lauras character is distinctly glasslike Glass is very delicate Laura herself admits about glass if you breathe it breaks 121 Laura has a breakable and delicate air about her Her very personality seems as fragile as the unicorn is physically Glass can be dull but when the right light shines on a piece of glass it is beautiful The colors sparkle and dance Laura tends to be quiet and mild around most strangers but when the right light or people come around she sparkles like glass Laura identifies with the unicorn in that she feels that she too is physically different from the rest of the world Laura states her feelings about the unicorn saying he is my favorite one 121 Laura is emotionally and physically crippled although the former being the more severe She sees her disability as the root of her problems but is still very self-conscious She chooses to place the blame for her shyness and innocence on her physical disability In truth her physical disability hinders her far less than she realizes but her emotional disability brings her down Laura emotionally differs from the rest of the world just as the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA