Julie Harris and Glass Menagerie

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C. Compare and contrast the female leads in Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Ibsen’s A Doll House, and Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Be sure to compare and contrast like points and create a strong thesis to unify your points.

The reason I chose the topic to compare and contrast the female leads in Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Ibsen’s A Doll House, and Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, is because each of the main females in these stories shares a few things in common while also having some things that are not so alike. The females from each story are, Harper Pitt from Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Nora from A Doll House, and Amanda Wingfield from The Glass Menagerie. A major thing that each of these females have in common is that each struggles with the truth about their lives and reality. Something that would not be similar about the three of them is that Harper and Nora realize something about their husbands and their marriage and they are able to leave the relationship. Amanda is slightly different. She is willing to sacrifice for her loved ones.

There are three plays in which you can find females with many things in common and many things that are different. Each of these females from the plays are considered one of the main characters within their play. The three plays are, Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches published in 1992, Ibsen’s A Doll House published in 1879, and Williams’ The Glass Menagerie published in 1944. In these plays there are three main female roles, Harper Pitt from Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Nora from A Doll House, and Amanda Wingfield from The Glass Menagerie. Each are different from the outside but if you compare them closely with each other, you will see things that they share in common. Something to ask yourself while comparing and contrasting these females is, do they each have "normal" relationship and life problems? Or can they...
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