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.
"When I had that attack of pleurosis – he asked me what was the matter when I came back." (2.45, Laura).
Laura’s physical weaknesses and sickness highlight her shyness and mental fragility.
Laura utters a startled, doubtful laugh. She reaches quickly for a piece of glass. (Scene Two, stage directions).
Laura uses the glass animals as an escape from reality, just as Tom uses the movies.