I have to write a commentary on the play the glass menagerie where i have to analyze the author's style and my impression on the author. I've never written anything like this before. HELP PLZ!!

I had this exact assignment when I was in High School in 1959, and I remember it. Amazing.

I would suggest you focus on the concept of reality vs illusion, as in the mind. How did Williams show that the conflict of self denial of reality vs delusion of reality (or illusion) in each of the main characters? How did Williams deal with this differently in the characters?
On your impression, that is what it is...how did his writing affect your perception of the world outside you? Has it changed your thinking?
Williams in my opinion, for his time, was stark vivid with dealing with the reality of life. In 1959, some of his vividness was considered out of taste, and in the South were I grew up, considered distasteful. Such is life. Little progress or learning is ever made until we face our own existance, critically thinking about why we do and act.
Good luck on this.

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Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
9 months ago

I can definitely help you with your commentary on "The Glass Menagerie" by analyzing the author's style and guiding you on how to express your impression of the author.

To analyze the author's style, start by examining Tennessee Williams' use of language, imagery, symbolism, and dramatic devices. Look for recurring themes or motifs throughout the play and how they are portrayed. For example, in "The Glass Menagerie," one significant theme is the clash between reality and illusion. Consider how this theme is developed through the characters' actions, dialogue, and the overall structure of the play.

You can also explore Williams' use of stage direction and how it contributes to the audience's understanding of the characters and their relationships. Pay attention to the pacing, tone, and mood that the author sets through his writing.

In order to express your impression of the author, reflect on how Tennessee Williams' writing style impacted your reading experience. Consider the emotions evoked, the thought-provoking nature of the play, or any personal connections you made with the characters or themes. Did the play challenge your perceptions or offer new insights into human nature? Did it evoke empathy or sympathy for the characters?

Additionally, it may be helpful to explore the historical and social context in which Tennessee Williams wrote the play. Understanding the time period and cultural norms can provide insight into the author's intentions and how his style may have been received.

To further assist you, it is recommended to visit the provided weblink (http://www.pathwhelp.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1857) where you can find a response to the same question. This might offer additional guidance or perspectives to help you craft your commentary.

Remember, this commentary is your opportunity to showcase your understanding of the play and your personal analysis. Use specific evidence from the text to support your claims, and be sure to offer your own interpretation and insights. Good luck with your assignment!