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Essay title: Character Analysis

Character Analysis

The Glass is a story filled with characters who are complex and very different people thrown it one family. The Wingfield family members are Laura, Tom, and Amanda the mother.

Out of the three Wingfield family members, Laura probably is the one living furthest away from reality. There are several symbols in the play that represent that in some way. Her glass collection that she carefully takes care of, is the imaginary world she lives in to escape the real live where she doesn’t finish high school, fails typing class, and doesn’t have any “gentlemen callers” like her mother expects her to. Another symbol for Laura’s personality is “Blue Roses”, the nickname Jim gives her in high school. Blue roses are beautiful but, they are not real and can’t be found in nature. Saying that the nickname shows Laura’s uniqueness and her unknown prettiness that lies beyond her different ness and inability to speak or be able to function in normal society. Overall, Laura is a very important character, because the whole play is basically about her.

Tom is an aspiring poet who works in the Continental Shoemakers warehouse. He is the narrator of the play: the action of the play is framed by Tom's memory. Tom loves his mother and sister, but he feels trapped at home. They are dependent on his wages; this is why he is who he is. I mean he is nice and smart and all, but he is human he blows up every now and then I mean come on. I know I would if I had a mom like that. Tom often mentions “the movies” he’s going to all the time,

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