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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


by Tennessee Williams

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 #19

"It’s rare for a girl as sweet an’ pretty as Laura to be domestic! But Laura is, thank heavens, not only pretty but also very domestic." (6.139, Amanda).

Amanda exaggerates and fabricates qualities to make her daughter seem more attractive.

Quote #20

"Look how big my shadow is when I stretch!" (7.214, Jim).

While Laura doesn’t fit the gender roles prescribed to her, Jim fits a typical masculine role.

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