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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


by Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie Dreams, Hopes, and Plans 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 #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."

"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.

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