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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Compensation in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie

Author(s): Dr. Saad Abd Saadoon

Abstract: This paper sheds light on psychic compensation in the American play The Glass Menagerie (1945) by Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) adopted by the characters in the play to find a substitute of what they live in. The play is categorized within the genre of psychological drama that's why compensation is tackled from a psychoanalytic perspective. By the word 'compensation' it is meant that the defense mechanism that is used by an individual to cover up a weakness or a defect. Therefore, the paper is arranged in an order, beginning with a brief synopsis, illustrating the theme of compensation in general. Consequently, it analyses the play according to the main point upon which this account is based, by concentrating upon the methods that the characters of the play tackle to escape their difficult facts. This immediate intention ends with conclusions, clarifying the major results of the study.

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Dr. Saad Abd Saadoon. Compensation in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Int J Literacy Educ 2023;3(1):40-44.
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