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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

Gender Quotes

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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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