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Quote #19

"GO, then! Go to the moon—you selfish dreamer!" (7.320, Amanda).

Amanda views even the small pleasure of going out at night as a selfish endeavor.

Quote #20

"Then all at once my sister touches my shoulder. I turn around and look into her eyes. Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be! I reach for a cigarette, I cross the street, I run into the movies or a bar, I buy a drink, I speak to the nearest anything-anything that can blow your candles out! For nowadays the world is lit by lightning! Blow out your candles, Laura-and so, goodbye… (7.321, Tom).

Although he tries to escape his responsibility to his family through geographical distance, Tom never escapes the chains of family obligation.

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