| Quote #1
Laura is seated in the delicate ivory chair at the small clawfoot table. She wears a dress of soft violet material for a kimono – her hair is tied back from her forehead with a ribbon. She is washing and polishing her collection of glass. (Scene Two, stage directions).
Emphasizing her fragility, Laura is constantly surrounded by delicate and breakable objects, furniture, and clothing.
| Quote #2
"‘I wonder,’ she said, ‘If you could be talking about that terribly shy little girl who dropped out of school after only a few days’ attendance?’
Laura’s shy qualities are so extreme as to inhibit normal activity.
| Quote #3
"I couldn’t go back there. I – threw up – on the floor!" (2.25, Laura).
Laura uses her shyness to avoid reality and retreat into her own world.