The Glass Menagerie
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
"Down at the warehouse, aren't there-nice young men?" (4.97, Amanda).
Amanda places on Tom not only the burden of supporting the family in the present, but also of taking care of its future.
"I’ll tell you what I wished for on the moon. Success and happiness for my precious children! I wish for that whenever there’s a moon, and when there isn’t a moon, I wish for it, too." (5.23, Amanda).
Amanda chastises Tom for being a ‘selfish dreamer,’ yet her own dreams for the future are even less attainable.
"Yes, but Mr. O’Connor is not a family man."
"He might be, mightn’t he? Some time in the future?"
"I see. Plans and provisions." (5.92-5.54. Tom and Amanda).
Amanda draws elaborate plans for the future, even including a man she has never met.