The Glass Menagerie

Lesson 11


Students will be able to analyze the author’s use of characterization to develop his message about reality.

Readings and Materials

Target Task


Choose one character from the play and explain how the author's development of that character reveals his message about reality.

Key Questions


Each character in the play (including Jim) attempts to escape his or her reality in his or her own way. What evidence have you compiled so far to support this statement? What evidence can you continue to compile today?