| Quote #19
"Please, please, please, you go!"
Laura uses her physical weaknesses to explain her mental ones.
| Quote #20
"Excuse me—I haven’t finished playing the Victrola…"[She turns awkwardly and hurries into the front room. She pauses a second by the Victrola. Then she catches her breath and darts through the portieres like a frightened deer.] (6.69, Scene Six stage directions).
Laura uses the Victrola as means to explain retreating, just as Tom uses the movies.
| Quote #21
Laura suddenly stumbles; she catches at a chair with a faint moan. (Scene Six stage directions).
Laura’s fragility manifests itself physically.