If you could change the outcome of the story, what change would you make?
If I could change the outcome of the story, I would have allowed Laura and Jim O’Connor to get married. I would have made this change because then Amanda’s problem would have been solved, and Laura would have had financial support in the future. Another reason I would have made this change is because Jim O’Connor would have been the ideal man for Laura because he connected with her. He saw past her awkward fondness of a glass animal set. He also got Laura to take pride in herself.
Another thing I would change is the early department of Tom. I understand that he was longing for adventure outside of the warehouse. I also understand that he and his mother were not the best of friends, but I would have kept him in the household for Laura’s sake. I would have kept him there until both Laura and Amanda were taken care of, financial wise. I do believe this was a very selfish decision seeing that his mother is unemployed and his sister is crippled and has no heart to find a gentleman caller.
Lastly, by the end of the story Laura would have been enrolled in some sort of school to learn a skill. Now that her brother is gone, she has to step up to a lot of responsibilities. She has no gentleman caller and she dropped out of business school. Therefore, she cannot even get a job because she does not know how to do anything that could support her financially. Since Jake left, the family is going to be very unstable due to having no source of income.
The Glass Menagerie-Journal Entry #2
I agree/ disagree with _______’s decision to________ because…….
I highly disagree with Tom’s decision to leave his household. It was a very selfish decision. Tom was longing for adventure outside of his job at the warehouse, but I believe he could have left at a later time. He basically left his family to take care of their selves. That would have been quite... [continues]
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