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.
"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.