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The Glass Menagerie is a play being told through the memory of Tom one of our main characters It is opened with him talking to the fourth wall not done again until the end The play is set in the Wingfields apartment in the 30s The Main door to the apartment is a fire escape where Tom addresses us and where many of the major events occur It symbolizes the escape to the outside world Amanda Wingfield is the mother Her husband Laura and Toms Dad left them 16 years ago he was a drunkard and the mother is afraid of having a drunkard for a son-in-law Tom and her have been supporting the family since then she sells magazines and Tom works at the Warehouse Amanda appears to have been a very popular girl when she was younger and expects the same from her crippled daughter Laura Laura is very fragile with a bum leg She lives in a world of glass animals the glass menagerie She is very shy and when she tried to attend business college dropped out because it made her physically ill When she was in High school she liked a boy named Jim OConnor He called her blue roses and he happens to be a gentleman caller later in our story SCENE 1 Tom comes on stage and tells us that he will share a memory He then shows us a portrait of his father calling him the telephone man who fell in love with long distances Comments on him being gone for 16 years and then we begin It begins with a lot of complaining on Amandas part about how Tom doesnt eat right and how Amanda doesnt have any gentleman callers but when she was young she had many She talks as if she delusional and doesnt understand her daughters problems SCENE 2 This scene starts out with Laura studying a typewriting chart The mother in her
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