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Laura Wingfield has the fewest lines in the play The Glass Menagerie yet the play revolves around her Laura is twenty-three and walks with a limp due to a brace on her leg Although Laura faces problems throughout the play she is very compassionate She is humble shy and never does anything to hurt anyone else The character of Laura throughout the play is like a fragile piece of glass unable to survive in the outside world and she always retreats to her glass collection Laura is a loving portrait locked up in her own little world her lobotomy trapping her in a permanent adolescence Due to Lauras low self-esteem and inferiority complex she devotes herself to an imaginative world which is colorful and enticing but based on fragile illusions Lauras mother Amanda comes from a Southern family and has had an idyllic youth A former jet setter Amanda relishes telling stories about her exciting past My callers were gentlemen all Among my callers were some of the most prominent planters of the Mississippi Delta planters and sons of planters Williams 8 Amanda is disappointed in Laura because is not as proficient in the area of picking paramours It wasnt enough for a girl to be possessed of a pretty face and a graceful figure although I wasnt slighted in either respect She also needed to have a nimble wit and tongue to meet all occasions Williams 8 Laura explains to her brother Tom their mothers disdain in her lack of love interests Laura is not as popular as her mother once was and therefore no gentlemen callers have come for her Her hair parted in the middle and braided and wearing black lace-up shoes and ankle socks Laura is far from the fetching debutant of her mothers dreams Patrowicz online Amanda wishes to live vicariously through Laura Laura feels that she will never find someone that will take care of her and
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