| Quote #4
"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.
| Quote #5
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.
| Quote #6
Amanda’s later frustration with Laura’s shyness stems from her inability to see Laura as having any issues at all.