| Quote #22
Laura is still huddled upon the sofa, her feet drawn under her, her head resting on a pale blue pillow, her eyes wide and mysteriously watchful. The new floor lamp with its shade of rose-colored silk gives a soft, becoming light to her face, bringing out the fragile, unearthly prettiness which usually escapes attention. (Scene Seven, stage directions.)
Williams uses light to emphasize the subjective and memory nature of the play.
| Quote #23
"I—don’t suppose—you remember me—at all?"
Although to a lesser degree than her mother, Laura, too, lives in a piece of the past, recalling her feelings for Jim.
| Quote #24
"Blue Roses! My gosh, yes—Blue Roses! That’s what I had on my tongue when you opened the door! Isn’t it funny what tricks memory plays?" (7.78, Jim).
Jim’s line about memory playing tricks has a greater context in the play as a whole – raising the question as to what tricks Tom’s memory might be playing on us.