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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

Memory and the Past Quotes

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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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