| Quote #4
"And, oh, I forgot! There was a big stage show! The headliner on this stage show was Malvolio the Magician…But the wonderfullest trick of all was the coffin trick. We nailed him into a coffin and hr got out of the coffin without removing one nail. There is trick that would come in handy for me-get me out of this two-by-four situation!
It seems that when Tom’s father abandoned the Wingfield family, there was little or no effect on the remaining remembers.
| Quote #5
"We have to do all that we can to build ourselves up. In these trying times we live in, all that we have to cling to is-each other…" (4.31, Amanda).
Tom’s eventual abandonment of his family is made more tragic by Amanda’s comments that they need each other.
| Quote #6
"However, you do act strangely. I-I'm not criticizing, understand that! I know your ambitions do not lie in the warehouse, that like everybody in the whole wide world-you've had to-make sacrifices, but-Tom-Tom-life's not easy, it calls for-Spartan endurance! There's so many things in my heart that I cannot describe to you! I've never told you but I-loved your father…"
Amanda’s character is made more sympathetic by her discussions of the husband that abandoned her.