The Glass Menagerie

Lesson 14

Objective

Students will be able to use evidence in a discussion about the major themes of the play.

Target Task

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Question 1

If an individual attempts to escape, what is the impact on his or her family and other obligations? How would Williams answer this question? Explain.

Question 2

Which is more important, our individual freedom or our responsibilities to others? Would Williams agree with you? Explain.

Notes

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Students should engage in whole-class or small-group discussions on the target task questions to the left and then answer the questions in writing, using their own thoughts, ideas suggested by peers, and evidence from the play.

The teacher may also choose to extend the discussion by integrating student-generated prompts for discussion.