Compose a 750-word paper in which you write a literary analysis of The Glass Menagerie. Feel free to use the basic APA formatted template.
Throughout the play, Amanda refers to Tom’s hope for a life other than the one he has as selfish. Do you agree with this assessment? Does Tom’s departure at the end of the play represent an unethical abandonment of his responsibilities, or a necessary choice to escape the controlling nature of his mother?
Your answer to the question you select should serve as the thesis of your paper. This thesis should be included in an introductory paragraph.
The paragraphs following the introduction should support and defend this thesis by analyzing and discussing specific examples and quotations from the play.
Make sure to focus on the various literary elements we have been discussing throughout this course.
Please format your paper using APA style and employ excerpts from the play to support your ideas. Include in-text and reference citations using APA style. At this point, there is no need to use “outside” sources to complete this essay. For now, your evidence should consist of experiential knowledge (what you have learned throughout your life) and the play’s text. Quoted material should never exceed 25% of the document.