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