What Does The Unicorn Symbolize

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“The Glass Menagerie”: Significance of Symbolism In many stories/plays it is very likely to see symbolism to represent different emotions, but rarely do you see a great use of symbolism. The emotions are sometimes hidden in different objects or dialogue in the story that make you look deeper for the real meaning. Such a story as the glass menagerie shows this deeper symbolism and emotion. The examples of symbolism used in the glass menagerie are the glass unicorn, Laura’s reaction to Tom & Jim breaking part of the glass menagerie, and the significance of the glass menagerie throughout the play. The symbolism used with the glass unicorn is that its unique similar to Laura. The unicorn perfectly represents Laura because she’s different from…show more content…
Her emotions mostly in the beginning are very fragile because of her inferiority complex, which make her very delicate to any colliding emotions. At the start of the story she is so insecure that throwing up in school mad her to embarrass to go back so she dropped out! Through the story there is no real change with her emotions until the life changing talk she has with Jim. “People are not so dreadful when you know them. That's what you have to remember! And everybody has 
problems, not just you, but practically everybody has got some problems. You think of yourself as having the only 
problems, as being the only one who is disappointed. But just look around you and you will see lots of people as 
disappointed as you are.” After this whole conversation and especially when Jim calls Laura out and says, “You know what I judge to be the trouble with you? 
Inferiority complex I Know what that is? That's what they call it when someone low-rates himself!” Laura really realizes what her problem is and begins to over come it. The first evidence of her change is when her reactions of the fragile glass menagerie breaking between Tom and Jim. From there on out her emotions only seem to get

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