The Glass Menagerie

Lesson 12

Objective

Students will be able to explain how the author develops the theme of freedom vs. responsibility in this passage.

Readings and Materials

Target Task

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Choose one of the two major thematic topics of the play and explain how the author develops this thematic topic in one or more of the scenes.

Devices:

  • Characterization
  • Symbols/Motifs
  • Production/Stage Direction
  • Historical Allusion

Device of your choice

Notes

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Students will have two days to read a passage, brainstorm, and write an essay. The teacher may choose to amend the prompt to have the students compare and contrast Chopin and Williams's developments of similar themes.