The Question and Answer section for The Glass Menagerie is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
All I'm finding about Tom in Scene Seven is the breaking of his glass and his reaction to Jim's engagement. Are you sure this question refers to Scene Seven?
In my opinion, no, they're not being fair. Tom wants to find a man for his sister..... so he can relieve himself of the responsibility. Amanda, on the other hand, wants to act like a girl and relive her own lost youth. They both have motives,...
Tom's important news for Amanda is that he is bringing Jim home with him (Laura's Jim). Amanda cleans the apartment, tells her daughter to stuff her bra, and then dresses like a young girl herself to impress (or attract) the young man.