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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

Gender Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #13

"Do you realize he’s the first young man we’ve introduced to your sister? It’s terrible, disgraceful that poor little sister has never received a single gentleman caller!" (5. 61, Amanda).

Amanda places the responsibility on Tom to help Laura fulfill the duties of her gender.

Quote #14

"Character’s what to look for in a man." (5.107, Amanda).

While Amanda values looks for women, she does not for men.

Quote #15

"However, he’ll know about Laura when he gets here. When he sees how lovely and sweet and pretty she is, he’ll thank his lucky stars he was asked to dinner." (5.119, Amanda).

While Amanda inquires as to Jim’s character and job, she still sees Laura’s appeal as being in her looks.

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