The Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie, Scene 4

Explain why Tom identified with that trick mention

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The magician's trick resonates with Tom because it symbolizes not only his predicament, but his desire to escape as well. The coffin symbolizes Tom's entrapment. The magician and his escape represent Tom's wish to be free of his duties at home is what he wishes for more than anything.


The Glass Menagerie