| Quote #1
[Sharon to Henry:] "I think you've got the only nice one." (1.9.100)
Sharon refers to the fact that everyone in Clare's family is a piece of work, aside from Clare. What makes them so hard to deal with?
| Quote #2
[Clare:] Everyone's already had a few drinks when we arrive in the living room. Alicia makes our private hand signal: Watch out for Mama, she's messed up. (1.9.118)
Alicia and Clare are so familiar with their mother's outbreaks that they're able to communicate the gravity of her state without even having to speak about it.
| Quote #3
[Philip Abshire to Clare:] "Honey, I really don't think it's necessary to tell him about your mother." (1.9.141)
Clare's dad obviously believes in upholding appearances of a normal family in front of outsiders. Do you take the same stance?