The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie Marriage 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.
"I guess she's the type that people call home girls."
"There's no such type, and if there is, it's a pity! That is unless the home is hers, with a husband." (4.88, 4.99, Tom and Amanda).
Amanda thinks about marriage and gender roles in very traditional ways.
"I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent—why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on sea, whichever way the wind blows you! But until that time you’ve got to look out for your sister. I don’t say me because I’m old and don’t matter! I say for your sister because she’s young and dependent." (4.93, Amanda).
Amanda sees a husband for Laura as a replacement for the role Tom currently plays.
"Down at the warehouse, aren’t there—nice young men?" (4.97, Amanda).
Amanda places on Tom the responsibility to find Laura a husband.