The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie Weakness 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.
"Aw, aw, aw. Is it broken?"
"Now it is just like all the other horses."
"It’s lost it’s—"
"Horn! It doesn’t matter. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise." (7.254-7.257, Jim and Laura).
When she calls the unicorn breaking a "blessing in disguise," Laura starts to think that being drawn out from her secret world isn’t so bad after all.
"I don’t have favorites much. It’s no tragedy, Freckles. Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are. The traffic jars the shelves and things fall off them." (7.259, Laura).
Laura recognizes the inevitability of breaking when handling fragile objects – she also recognizes that this applies to her.