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.
A fragile, unearthly prettiness has come out in Laura: she is like a piece of translucent glass touched by light, given a momentary radiance, not actual, not lasting. (Stage directions, Scene Six).
Laura’s beauty is inherently tied to her fragility.
"Why are you trembling?"
"Mother, you’ve made me so nervous!"
"How have I made you nervous?"
"By all this fuss! You make it seem so important!" (6.2-6.5, Amanda and Laura.)
Laura’s shyness puts her constantly at odds with her mother.