CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

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In the Wingfield apartment in St. Louis, the mother, Amanda, lives with her crippled daughter and her working son, Tom. At dinner she tells her daughter, Laura, to stay nice and pretty for her gentlemen callers even though Laura has never had any callers and expects none. Amanda remembers the time that she had seventeen gentlemen callers all on one Sunday afternoon. Amanda then tells Laura to practice her shorthand and typing. A few days later Amanda comes home from Laura’s school after finding out that Laura had dropped out several months earlier. Amanda is shocked and wonders what they will do with their lives since Laura refuses to try to help and spends all her time playing with her glass menagerie and her old phonograph records. Amanda decides that they must have a gentleman caller for Laura, and Laura tells her that she has liked only one boy in her whole life, a high school boy named Jim.

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