The Glass Menagerie-Project help…?

We are to connect a character from The Glass Menagerie to a person from history. They can be similar in terms of ideas, personalities, events that occurred and how they dealt with them, etc. We have to write an essay describing how they are similar.

If anyone has read The Glass Menagerie and could think of someone from history who is similar, or if anyone has any ideas on how I should go about finding a similar person to write about, it would be greatly appreciated.