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October 31, 2005

Williams, "The Glass Menagerie"

Williams, The Glass Menagerie (Scenes 1-5) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Tom: "What do you think I'm at? Arent I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother? I know, I know. It seems unimportant to you, what I'm doing--what I want to do--having a little difference beteen them! You don't think that--"

This line from Tom perfectly describes the situation. Amanda is completely wrapped up in what her dreams used to be, that she cannot exist without pushing her children towards them.

Amanda's life seems to have gone well: she married for love, had two children, and seems financially stable. But in her eyes, things have deteriorated because her daughter isn't the same as she was. In some ways Laura has more depth. She is more introspective, and less materialistic than Amanda.

While reading Katie's blog she hinted at Laura eventually getting a "gentleman caller." I'm interested to see how she reacts to this.

Posted by DavidDenninger at October 31, 2005 02:29 PM


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