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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

by

Tennessee Williams

 Table of Contents

The Glass Menagerie Gender 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 #16

Amanda produces two powder puffs which she wraps in handkerchiefs and stuffs in Laura’s bosom. (Scene Six, stage directions).

While Jim will later recognize Laura for her individuality, Amanda tries to make her into a cookie-cutter woman.

Quote #17

"You make it seem like we were setting a trap."

"All pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be."

Legend on screen: "A Pretty Trap." (6.14, 6.15, Laura and Amanda, Scene Six stage directions).

Amanda believes in using looks, not personality, to attract men.

Quote #18

"Now look at yourself, young lady. This is the prettiest you will ever be!" (6.15, Amanda).

Amanda takes pride in physical appearance over all else.

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