Response 1 

Response 1 

What do you think should happen to Laura as a result with her encounter with Jim?

As you read The Glass Menagerie, please consult the Williams PowerPoint on this week’s module.

Choose one of the following questions.

Please click here for the New York Times review of the recent production of The Glass Menagerie.

The video of the play is available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh_vmhtibmoLinks to an external site.

  1. After reading Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, consider the italicized sections of the play, Williams’ stage directions for the play. Reflect on what stage directions are supposed to do and what Williams’ directions actually do and explain what you think about it.
  2. As The Glass Menagerie continues, the theme shifts from the family drama between Tom and his mother to the added story of Laura and Jim O’Connor. What do you think should happen to Laura as a result with her encounter with Jim? Do you think she went on from here to have a happy life or do you think, if her life changed, she was more repressed and afraid than before? Cite evidence from the play to support your answer.

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