The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

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Scene 4 Choose one important symbol in this scene and iscuss why the symbol is appropriate to the character with which it is associated. Tenessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

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The fire escape, a symbol in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie , represents not only an emergency escape from fire, but the escape from the disasters of the heart within the Wingfield apartment.  In Scene Four, Tom tries to enter by way of the fire escape, but fumbling with other items in his pocket, he drops his key through the slats of the stairs. Fortunately for him, Laura, the inmate of the apartment, hears him and opens the door.  The next day, without much sleep, Tom must rise and go to work. After he leaves,...

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