The Question and Answer section for The Glass Menagerie is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Critics who favor the sexual interpretation of Tom's nightly disappearances often cite Tennessee Williams' youth and his grappling with his own sexuality. The play is in many other respects autobiographical, and Tom is Williams' surrogate - he...
The setting takes place, for the most part, in the Wingfield family's apartment in St. Louis, 1937.
Laura is described in this way to illuminate her fragility.