The Glass Menagerie

Important lines of Laura!

What are some important lines the characters say about Laura and what Laura say about others? Why are these phrases are important?

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"Laura is seated in the delicate ivory chair at the small clawfoot table. She wears a dress of soft violet material for a kimono – her hair is tied back from her forehead with a ribbon. She is washing and polishing her collection of glass."

Scene two stage direction Shows fragility around breakable things.

"I couldn’t go back there. I – threw up – on the floor!" (Act 2 Laura).

Laura uses shyness to retreat into her own world.

"Laura utters a startled, doubtful laugh. She reaches quickly for a piece of glass."

stage direction - Laura uses her glass animals to avoid her reality.