The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

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In The Glass Menagerie, the characters symbolically represent the ideas of being trapped and seeking escape. How is each character trapped & what is each's escape?

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Tom is trapped by his responsibility for supporting his mother and sister.  He has dreams of being a writer and of travelling.  Neither can be accomplished while he is trapped by his job in the shoe warehouse.  His escape is initially to alcohol and the movies, but he...

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