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The Glass Menagerie takes place in the Wingfield familys apartment in St Louis in the 1930s The events of the play are by memory The play centers on Tom his mother Amanda and his sister Laura In 1937 they live together in a small apartment in St Louis Their father abandoned them years earlier and Tom is now the familys main source of income He works at the Continental Shoemakers warehouse during the day but he disappears nightly to the movies Amanda is a loving mother but her meddling and nagging are hard to live with for Tom who is a grown man and who is earning the wages that support their family Laura is a frightened and terribly shy girl with unbelievably weak nerves She also has pleurisis and she seldom leaves the apartment She busies herself caring for her glass menagerie a collection of delicate little glass animals As the play begins Amanda is calling Tom to the dinner table Amanda is a sympathetic character but she is also demanding of her children She instructed Tom although he is a grown man who supports their family how to chew his food Amanda tells a story where she had she received seventeen gentleman callers in a single afternoon She then asks Laura when Lauras gentleman callers are going to start arriving and Laura responds nervously that she has none Amanda dreams constantly of the long-ago days when she was a young Southern belle She enrolled Laura in classes at Rubicams Business College hoping that a career in business would make Laura self-sufficient On the way to her DAR meeting Amanda stopped at Rubicams Business College to tell the teachers that Laura has a cold and to ask about Lauras progress She discovers that Laura stopped attending class a long time ago Amanda then asks Laura where she has been everyday Laura then admits that she has spent all of these days walking in
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