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Fragility and a desire to escape

Advantages: Brilliant portrayal of characters
Disadvantages: A live performance would be better than the book

Set in 1930s America, the narrator tells us that 'The Glass Menagerie' is a memory play, and as such it is not realistic, as our memories select only what they want to remember. He tells us who the main characters in the play are, including Jim, the gentl ...

denella 15.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams

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A great haunting play

Advantages: Fantastic dialogue
Disadvantages: N/A

One of the greatest plays I ever read in contemporary American Literature is the Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. It is a short but really intense play with a lot of thematic psychological features such as escapism and the post-depression American ...

diamond_sparkles 04.09.2009 · Read full review
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The Glass Menagerie

Advantages: Literary masterpiece
Disadvantages: Lacks realism

..."The Glass Menagerie" is a play about a family in 1930's America torn apart by the abandonment of the father. It was Tennessee Williams's first successful play; he went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights. It was first performe ...

ReviewingExpertise 25.04.2008 · Read full review
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To Kill A Mockingbird - The Truth Can Be Harsh

Advantages: Thought provoking, classic book that is still relevant to English and History curriculums
Disadvantages: Somewhat dated, a tragedy

...QUOTE ""If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to under ...

ladyofflame 21.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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Shoot All the Blue Jays You Want

Advantages: One of THE great books of our time
Disadvantages: A Little heavy at times

The BBC’s Big Read Top 21 featured some real heavyweights of the literary world. With a real shot in the arm for the reading fraternity, a number of books have come back into fashion, one of which is the Pulitzer prize winning “To Kill A Mocking Bird”. Th ...

Marandina 07.03.2004 · Read full review
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