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 Menagerieā€“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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