Compare & Contrast Essay
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams contained well-characterized characters. The "Dead Poet’s Society" also contained a great set of characters that were similar to those in The Glass Menagerie. It is fair to say that the characters of The Glass Menagerie and the characters of "Dead Poet’s Society" are more similar than different.
Both stories had no main characters; therefore it was easy to distinguish similarities and differences between them. The Glass Menagerie had only four main characters, but they were successfully characterized differently. "Dead Poet’s Society" also had diverse character in the main characters. In "Dead Poet’s Society," Knox was exhibited as having no self-confidence. Knox had fallen for Chris and always needed the guys to support him. Time after time he wasn’t sure if he should pursue her. Knox always asked the guys what should he do with her and if he should even pursue Chris. Finally, after all of the absorbed advice given to him by his friends, he was able to maintain on his own. This was the same with the character of Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Laura was constantly held back and she needed support just like Knox. Tom and Amanda constantly pushed Laura to not hold herself back. Once again, as in "Dead Poet’s Society," a coed is used to free the character from their confinement. In The Glass Menagerie Jim is used exactly like Chris. Jim is used to show the coming of Laura’s character. Not only were Knox’s character and the character of Laura similar in both the works, but Todd from "DPS" and Tom from The Glass Menagerie are also shown to be similar.
Todd kept a certain mystery about him throughout the work, as well as Tom. Tom would go to the movies and keep to himself except for some outbursts of speech to either Amanda or Laura. On the other hand, Todd usually kept to himself as well, except when Captain made him recite the poem and when he stood up for the captain. These outbursts of...