Not exactly my family, but my present life in Pennsylvania seems to trap me into a future full of regrets.
In Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie; he uses symbols to represent the reoccurring theme of the failure to accept reality and Tom's theme of escape.
Like his narrator, Tom, Williams has a poet's "weakness for symbols" and the most prominent of these symbols is Laura's glass menagerie, which is very central to the play and links all the themes together.
Readers, young and old can all relate to the timeless symbolism and themes that intertwine into a seamless work of powerful messages in the play.
Tom Wingfield, who acts as both a character and narrator throughout the play, best relates to me personally through the many personality traits he exemplifies and hopes and dreams that he holds dear.