scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,362
In a number of Tennessee Williams plays the characters seem to have similar traits and lifestyles In his works he shows the erosion of human feelings and relationships His heroes often suffer from broken families consequently they do not find their place in society They tend to be lonely and afraid of their surroundings In The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire a common basis can be found between many characters Although the two plays are different in content the characters display many of the same thoughts morals views and actions creating a common bond between them In The Glass Menagerie Williams portrays Laura as a person who is unable to function in the society in which she lives Clurman states With only a few exceptions Williams characters are lost souls 500 Laura finds herself lost in a society that does not accept the fragile the frightened the different the odd and the lonely Clurman 500 Williams writes Shes older than you two years and nothing has happened She just drifts along doing nothing It frightens me terribly how she drifts along 518 Here Williams shows Lauras lifestyle as being unmotivated and unstable Laura dropped out of the only business class she enrolled in and the only activity she has is her daily typewriting which she does not practice faithfully This lack of stability is also seen in A Streetcar Named Desire through Blanche Blanche Stellas sister moves from southern Mississippi to New Orleans because she looses her parents her home and her dignity Williams writes All of those deaths youd never suspect there was a struggle for breath I saw Saw Saw26-27 The events which leads Blanche out of the life she once knew also drives her to desperate measures in order to survive- prostitution This new occupation tore away at her body and soul A critic writes The lacerations she suffers are 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