The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie Family 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.
Seeing her mother’s expression, Laura touches her lips with a nervous gesture. (Scene Two, stage directions).
Laura feels guilty for being unable to please her mother.
"Oh! I felt so weak I could barely keep on my feet! I had to sit down while they got me a glass of water! Fifty dollars' tuition, all of our plans - my hopes and ambitions for you - just gone up the spout, just gone up the spout like that." (2.16, Amanda).
Amanda fails in her attempts to mold her children as she desires.