No doubt a reader finds a number of themes inter-acting with one another. As about the problems,the writer says that problems wait for all of us at our door- steps. Who does not bear the loss? Who does not become the victim of hopelessness? The writer might have faced the same problem of illusiveness which Tom is facing, clash of culture, gap of generation and futility of human life.
Memories of childhood haunt all of us. Amanda also remembers her childhood memories. She wants to relive her youthful day by putting the dresses of her childhood and she recreates the beauty of Blue Mountains. Amanda’s hope turns to be false when she comes to know that Jim has not come to call on her daughter. Tom’s illusion to join the Merchant Marine and freely ramble around the world and he hopes that this world would fill his emptiness. Jim O’ Connor represents the hollowness of American dream. Laura cannot fight against the harsh society of America. She reconciles with her aloofness. She knows that she is bound to fail. Life brings opportunity for all human beings in their Life at least once. Jim brings opportunity for Laura but he proves like an illusion. In this way, the writer describes the hollowness of American society.
All these things are proper for a man to work toward. But Tennessee William doubts the system. In this essay, he shows that American dream is a myth.
Lack of understanding between mother and Tom makes their relationship so galled. They do not have same language to speak and share. Tom wants to tell her mother that what he wants from life. His purpose is poetry and adventure. Laura wants to tell her mother that she is different and the world outside is dreadful. But Amanda sees the deception and lack of spirits. Jim wants to tell Laura his secret but she doesn’t understand him.
One may be a hero of school, college and university but he faces the disillusionment of failure. Practical life is different and it doesn’t care for any Laura Tom and their mother. They live their lives like bees in a bee- hive. They are near one another but they cannot understand to each other
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