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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


by Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie Deception and Lies Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a big long monologue.

Quote #19

At first, before Jim’s warmth overcomes her paralyzing shyness, Laura’s voice is thin and breathless, as though she had just run up a flight of stairs. Jim’s attitude is gently humorous. While the incident is apparently unimportant, it is to Laura the climax of her secret life. (Scene Seven stage directions).

Jim is so appealing to Laura for his ability to enter her own secret world and interact with her there.

Quote #20

"You don’t know things anywhere! You live in a dream; you manufacture illusions!" (7.317, Amanda).

Ironically, Amanda accuses Tom of manufacturing illusions, not recognizing that she herself is guilty of the same thing.

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