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Quote #28

"Laura seems all those things to you and me because she's ours and we love her. We don't even notice she's crippled anymore." (5.122, Tom).

Tom recognizes that familial love can be blinding and misleading.

Quote #29

"Laura Wingfield, you march right to that door!"

"Yes—yes, Mother!" (6.60, 6.61, Amanda and Laura).

Amanda orders and disciplines her children as though they were very young.

Quote #30

"How about your mother?"

"I'm like my father. The bastard son of a bastard! Did you notice how he's grinning in his picture in there? And he's been absent going in sixteen years!" (6.127, 6.128, Jim and Tom).

Tom recognizes that he has become similar to his father.

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