Analysis Of Tennessee Williams's 'Guernica'

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Bill Watterson, author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, once said in his speech to Kenyon College, “We all have different desires and needs, but if we don’t discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.” Our world is full of people who know that they want something more in life, but only a small percentage of them know what it is they want, or even have the drive to achieve some far-away goal. These lives yearn for an escape from monotony, but why is it seemingly impossible for them to achieve freedom? Tennessee Williams alludes to the Pablo Picasso painting “Guernica” to represent the Tom, a character in “The Glass Menagerie” and his desire for freedom, and to live his own personal life. “Guernica” was painted by Pablo Picasso after the bombing of the city by the same name. Guernica was a Spanish city shelled during the country 's civil war, the act of which was carried out by Francisco Franco’s nationalist government. When Picasso was commissioned by Spain to create a large mural. After reading accounts of the bombing, Picasso decided to make focus his mural around Guernica. The completed project, named after the tragedy it was inspired by, “shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals” (Guernica).For this reason, Guernica is widely regarded as one of the most moving, influential, and power anti-war statements created, becoming an embodiment of peace. The painting itself is abstract,
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