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The Glass Menagerie

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.

Quote #25

"There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father."

"What respect is that?"

"The care he always took of his appearance. He never allowed himself to look untidy." (5.3-5.5, Amanda and Tom).

Amanda repeatedly compares Tom to his father.

Quote #26

"I'll tell you what I wished for on the moon. Success and happiness for my precious children! I wish for that whenever there's a moon, and when there isn't a moon, I wish for it, too." (5.23, Amanda).

Amanda’s maternal instincts direct her every thought and desire.

Quote #27

"What are you doing?"

"I’m brushing that cowlick down! [She attacks his hair with the brush.] (5.82, 5.83, Tom and Amanda).

Amanda treats Tom as though he were a child.

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