The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie Drugs and Alcohol 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.
"Irish on both sides! Gracious! And doesn’t drink?"
"Shall I call him up and ask him right this minute?"
"The only way to find out about those things is to make discreet inquiries at the proper moment. When I was a girl in Blue Mountain and it was suspected that a young man drank, the girl whose attentions he had been receiving, if ay girl was, would sometimes speak to the minister of his church, or rather her father would if her father was living, and sort of feel him out on the young man’s character. That is the way such things are discreetly handled to keep a young woman from making a tragic mistake. (5. 99-5.101, Amanda and Tom).
Amanda’s views on alcohol, much like the rest of her views, derive from a different time period and are slightly outdated.