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Amanda The Character of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie supplies an example of a complex individual whose communication and actions convey a slightly irritating and lonesome mother Scene IV of The Glass Menagerie demonstrates these unique characteristics of Amanda The scene takes place at about seven am the day after Tom and Amanda get into a major argument From this scene we can reveal that Amandas obviously an overstressed and psychotic single care taker with insufficient mothering skills Amandas stubbornness and complexities always irritates her son Tom the narrator of the play Although Amanda is hysterically stuck in her past she is a woman of great liveliness Amandas past experience with her husband has made her bitter and that bitterness is what motivates her to make her children become something Her foolishness stubbornness and selfishness makes her cruel to her children without the intention Amanda Tom and Laura all fantasize and have their own individual ways of escaping from their realities In this case Amanda escapes reality by fantasizing about the gentleman callers she had in the past however she denies the fact She doesnt tolerate her childrens fantasizing which makes her blindly hypocritical Amanda loves her Children dearly and she wants them to be happy and have good fortune Tennessee Williams illustrates Amandas attitude in scene IV while shes talking to Tom after he apologizes to her She takes the blame so she can pamper him into finding Laura a gentleman caller This makes Amanda seem very selfish because she uses Tom for her own desires Amanda expects Laura to fulfill the dreams Amanda once had for herself which rushes Laura into doing things shes not prepared to do Amanda has hope in her crippled that she refuses to admit and shy daughter whom isnt capable of fulfilling Amandas dream Amanda goes on to pasteurizing Tom about finding someone for Laura yet small things like this irritate Tom and
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