| Quote #7
"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.
| Quote #8
"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.
| Quote #9
"Yes, but Mr. O’Connor is not a family man."
Amanda draws elaborate plans for the future, even including a man she has never met.