October 31, 2005

The Glass Menagerie (finish)

Katie's blog on the first five scenes of the play really struck a chord with me. During my reading, I felt that Amanda's life and memories seemed a little too wonderful and enchanted; I question as to whether the gentleman callers and exciting childhood actually existed. Amanda is so focused on Laura's life, I believe she is living her "dream life" through her daughter. Hypothetically, Amanda has invented a perfect childhood to escape her dissapointing and pathetic existance. To a point, I sympathize with the disillusioned Amanda--her husband left her, her daughter hides behind glass figures and records, and her son wants to escape his home and life.

Posted by KatherineLambert at October 31, 2005 02:16 PM

You still think that Amanda was making it all up after reading the second half of the play? I have to say I really don't think she was. I think that she just felt like she perhaps made a bad choice and she wants to make sure her children make all the right choices, which is why she is so controlling.

Posted by: Lorin Schumacher at November 4, 2005 07:36 AM

To a point, I believe Amanda is trying to do her best, and yet it still seems as if she's trying too hard to provide a perfect life for Laura. To me, perfect isn't always the best way to go.

Posted by: Katie Lambert at November 5, 2005 08:45 PM
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