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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


by Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie Memory and the Past 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

"I was valuable to him as someone who could remember his former glory." (6.1, Tom).

Jim, like Amanda, revels in the memory of his glory days.

Quote #17

The light dims out on Tom and comes up in the Wingfield living room—a delicate lemony light. It is abut five on a Friday evening of late spring which comes "scattering poems in the sky. (Scene Six stage directions).

Williams uses light to emphasize the subjective and memory nature of the play.

Quote #18

A faraway, scratchy rendition of ‘Dardanella" softens the air and gives her strength to move through it. (Scene Six, stage directions).

Williams uses music to emphasize the subjective and memory nature of the play.

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