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At the very beginning of the play Tom as the narrator describes to the audience that it is a memory play hence it has dimly lighted it is sentimental it is not realistic These features prove to the audience and reader that dreams often have to do with illusions and the lack of reality which is a central theme in The Glass Menagerie TOM I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion Also what is very evident while analyzing the characters is how their dreams often distort the reality around them They use their dreams as tools to soothe the frustrations of their lives in the present The character Amanda Toms mother constantly brings up her past for it is something that comforts her from the harsh realities she faces in the present The word dreamer in regards to the character of Amanda can signify different things In relation to her past and how One Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain your mother received- seventeen- gentleman callers The word dreamer in this instance implied that she regularly dreams about her past in order to escape the reality of her financial situation and her frustration with Laura Therefore in this context Amanda is a dreamer On the other hand in regards to Amanda wanting Laura to get married is not quite a dream but more of an obsession as Tom calls it Since Laura is crippled realistically it would be difficult to find her a suitor and this is why Amanda obsesses over this The last thing Amanda wants her daughters destiny to be is 8230eating the crumbs of humanity Through this it is clear to the reader and audience that Amandas dreams and obsessions blind her from reality that maybe that kind of life might be more suitable for Laura In the last scene of the play Amanda accuses Tom of being a
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