Friday, March 8, 2019
The Glass Menegerie vs August Osage County
Patel 1 The more(prenominal) Dysfunctions, The More Escapes The Wingfields and Westons argon twain inimitable families who carry distinctive traits and characteristics. In the play, The trumpery Menagerie, Tennessee Williams portrays a southern family in the 1930s trying to deal with lifes pressures, and their own fears aft(prenominal) their husband and father deserts them. In the play, August Osage County, Tracy Letts depicts a queen-size eccentric family who come together after the death of the patriarch, Beverly, and try to rule over the obstacles in life.Unhealthy and detrimental relationships among family members are ample amongst the two families. The Wingfield and Weston families are both trapped by their own dysfunctions, which force them to be confined in their own homes, ultimately causing the aband sensationd matriarchs to any face the truth or continue to forge from it. First, the Wingfields and Westons are both abnormal families who share a lot of the same dy sfunctions as adept another. Each member of the Wingfield family has their own issues and problems.Laura has a slight physical disability, yet her mind is signifi weedtly more crippled. Laura is very weak and open to storm she is unable to defend herself from the truths of life. Amanda attempts to portray herself as a loving catch, doing everything she can for her children, and caring nothing for herself, Patel 2 when in fact, she is quite selfish, demanding and dis findful. Amanda disrespects Tom, as she says,What is the egress with you, you-big-big-idiot (Williams 21) Amanda claims that she devotes her life to her children, and that she would do anything for them, but is very queer of Toms activities, and frequently pressures Tom, trying to force him in finding a adult male fellowship for Laura, believing that Laura is lonely and needs a companion. Tom resents his mother bulkyly, not only because she always gets her way with him, but because she is so suspicious of his ac tivities, causing a limited trust between them. The Weston family has their dysfunctional issues as well.Everybody in the family is constantly worried over the fact that the patriarch, Beverly, has mysteriously disappeared which is than find to be a suicide. The pill popping and unstable mother, chromatic, does not reference point the situation any better. She is a drug addict who frequently disrespects commonwealth in spite of their attempts to help. As well, she shows a great lack of respect over the passing of her husband. Many family members, especi entirelyy Barbara Fordham, the eldest daughter, is stressed over Violets condition and often tries to stop her addiction.Barbara confronts her mother astir(predicate) the situation and asks for the pills by saying, Gimme those goddamn pills- (Letts 96) There is no admiration between any of the family members, therefore resulting in conflict and argument on a frequent basis. Patel 3 Furthermore, both families are confined in the ir homes and are forced to see and talk to one another. The Wingfields constantly give the opinion of being discontented with each other. No adoration is being recognized, nor taste of one another. They cannot trip out their run-down apartment due to their financial crisis.Tennesee Williams depicts the prison-like melodic line of the apartment, as he writes, The Wingfield apartment is in the rear of the building, one of those large hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that f commence as warty growths in overcrowded urban centers of lower middle-class populations and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and contrastingiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism. (Williams 3)Due to the shortage and scarcity of money, the Wingfields cannot have a great life style. The condition of their apartment resembles their torn apart family. The fire fly the coop is t he closest way for the Wingfield family to escape. The fire escape gives Tom the opportunity to empty the apartment and get apart from his nagging mother. Amanda sees the fire Patel 4 escape as an opportunity for gentleman callers to enter their lives. Lauras view is different from her mother and her brother her escape seems to be hiding inside the apartment.Also, the Westons are trapped in their homes and cant seem to escape. They dont all live together, but are brought together as one due to the death of the patriarch, Beverly. Every member of the Weston family has their differences. They endure many problems as they live with one another. An indication of incarceration is when Violet tapes the shades and lets nobody opens them. Charlie questions Mattie fuel-air explosive about the situation, This business with the shades, taping the shades? (Letts 20) As concisely as the family members see that they can break away from the house, they leave as soon as they can.Even though th e family is brought together, they are all happier with their individual lives away from the family. Lastly, veneering the truth can be challenging and exigent for certain(p) people. In this case, Amanda Wingfield is not aware of the truth and repeatedly nags and aggravates her children. Amanda stipulates Tom to common cockscomb his vibrissa, as she says, Comb your hair You look so pretty when your hair is combed. (Williams 38) Amanda mainly bothers Tom about finding a gentleman caller for Laura, she feels that Laura is lonely and needs a companion in order to be happy and pleased in life.Also, she Patel 5 thinks that Laura will not be secure and protected in the future if she does not find a companion. Amanda often fantasises about her past, and uses it to escape reality. She constantly reminds Tom and Laura of the time she trustworthy seventeen gentleman callers. As opposed to Violet, who is aware of the truth, but continues to run from it. There are several things that Viole t knows, but doesnt mention to the other members of the family. Violet is aware of the fact that Barbara and Bills marriage ceremony is ruined and the chances of getting a divorce are high.Also, she knows that Beverly had an affair with Mattie Fae and they had a son, minor Charles. Violet puts Ivy the truth about her and Little Charles, as she utters, Little Charles and you are brother and sister. I know that. (Letts 133) Violet escapes from the truth by taking pills and drinking alcohol. She doesnt want to tell anybody about the past because she doesnt want to cause more nuisances in the family household. Thus, it is clear that the Wingfield and Weston families have their similarities and differences as well.Each family has their own issues and challenges they handle it in miscellaneous ways. Each family member approaches certain situations differently. Each of the two families has many disagreements and conflicts, and they all find a common route to get out of it. The Wingfie lds and Westonss have many dysfunctions, which lead them to be incarcerated in their households, eventually, Patel 6 forcing the remaining mothers to make a decision in either facing the truth or running away from it.