The Glass Menagerie And A Streetcar Named Desire Analysis

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Jadara University Faculty of Arts and Languages Department of English Language and Literature Thesis Title Tennessee Williams: The Struggle between Illusion and Reality in The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire Submitted By Issam Yousef Khalaf Al- Hijazeen Supervisor Dr. Tareq Mosleh March 2016 Introduction The objective of this thesis is to study the conflict between the world of illusion and the world of reality in both Tennessee Williams ' plays The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. This thesis consists of four chapters which are divided into subchapters. In the last twenty years there has been an interest in Tennessee Williams ' work which has prompted a re-examination not only of the earlier and more well-known plays but also of later work. Williams ' plays have been consistently performed since the success of The Glass Menagerie in 1944. There have been productions of his successful early plays that have dominated the world of the theatre for along time. In challenging the reading of Williams as a realistic dramatist. The study has examined the struggle between illusion and reality in the successful productions of his plays The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. The Glass Menagerie is a necessary starting point in understanding Williams ' rationale of the struggle between illusion and reality. In Chapter one , the study examines the nature of the struggle between
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