How we cite the 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.
| Quote #10
[in a tone of frightened apology]: "I'm crippled!"
"Nonsense, Laura, I've told you never, never to use that word. Why, you're not crippled, you just have a little defect - hardly noticeable, even! When people have some slight disadvantage like that, they cultivate other things to make up for it - develop charm - and vivacity - and - charm! That's all you have to do!" (2.47-2.50, Laura and Amanda).
Amanda has a mother’s unconditional love for her children, so much so that she is unable to see anything wrong with her daughter.
| Quote #11
"Don’t you use that—"
"—supposed to do!"
"—expression, Not in my—"
"—presence! Have you gone out of your senses?"
"I have, that’s true, driven out!" (3.4-3.9, Amanda and Tom).
Tom and Amanda frequently argue in stereotypical yelling matches of mother and son.
| Quote #12
"You will hear more, you—"
"No, I won’t hear more, I’m going out!"
"You come right back in—"
"Out, out, out! Because I’m—"
"Come back here, Tom Wingfield! I’m not through talking to you!"
[desperately]: "--Tom!" (3.22-3.28, Amanda, Tom, and Laura).
Laura watches helplessly as Tom and Amanda fight with each other.