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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

Deception and Lies Quotes

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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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