eBook Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, 1st Edition

  • Dedria Bryfonski
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  • ISBN-10: 0737768045
  • ISBN-13: 9780737768046
  • DDC: 812.54
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 174 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This volume explores Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie through the lens of family dysfunction. Coverage includes an examination of Williams's life and influences; a look at key ideas related to family dysfunction and The Glass Menagerie–for example, the role of guilt in family relationships and the breakdown of the American family and the American dream; and contemporary perspectives on family dysfunction, such as the damage inflicted by toxic or overbearing parents and the effects of alcoholism on families.

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