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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams
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The Glass Menagerie Weakness Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

"Please, please, please, you go!" "You’ll have to go the door because I can’t." "I can’t go either!" "Why?" "I’m sick!" (6.51-6.57, Laura and Amanda).


Laura uses her physical weaknesses to explain her mental ones.

Quote #2

"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 #3

Laura suddenly stumbles; she catches at a chair with a faint moan. (Scene Six stage directions).


Laura’s fragility manifests itself physically.

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