Study Guide to The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Study Guide to The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Tennessee Williams, whose creative endeavors earned him two Pulitzer Prizes. Titles in this study guide include The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire.

As an author of southern gothic and memory literature, Williams had a significant impact on theater and has been established as one of America's most successful playwrights. Moreover, he brought symbolism and poetic language to the stage as his writing evolved. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Williams' classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645424161
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Intelligent Education is a learning company with a mission to publish accessible resources and digital tools to educate the world. Their mission drives every project, from publishing books to designing software and online courses, film projects, mobile apps, VR/AR learning tools and more. IE builds tools to empower people who love to learn. Intelligent Education offers courses in science, mathematics, the arts, humanities, history and language arts taught by leading university professors from Wake Forest University, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, and other great schools. The learning platform features 3D models and 360 media paired with instructional videos for on-screen and Mixed Reality interaction that increases student engagement and improves retention. The IE team is geographically located across the United States and is a division of Academic Influence. Learn more at

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Important Dates in the Life of Tennessee Williams 1 2) Introduction to Tennessee Williams 9 3) Textual Analysis 38 Part 1 38 Part 2 55 4) Character Analyses 67 5) Critical Commentary 79 6) Essay Questions and Answers 90 7) Introduction to A Streetcar Named Desire 98 8) Textual Analysis Scenes 1 - 3 100 Scenes 4 - 11 113 9) Character Analyses 131 10) Essay Questions and Answers 150 11) Bibliography and Guide to Further Research 157

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