Tom is selfish, yet caring, and he has a strong need for adventure. The interior is therefore rather dim and poetic. Isn't there something you, take more interest in than anything else? I reverse it to that quaint period, the thirties, when the huge middle class of America was matriculating in a school for the blind. I reach for a cigarette, I cross a street, I run to the movies or to a bar. To entertain some other girl's fiancé! And don't you forget the good advice I gave you. Tom's closing speech, of course, is a peerless and infamous moment. Yes, very often I don't suppose - you remember me - at all? What impressed me most was the Hall of Science.
I'll give you this lovely old candelabrum that used to be on the altar at the church of the Heavenly Rest. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. Amanda tells him that he might as well go not just to the movies but to the moon, for all that he cares about her and Laura. You want me to have him? She looks at him speechlessly - waiting. That's what you have to remember! He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the light fantastic out of town. On eventides in spring the Windowss and doors were unfastened and the music came out-of-doorss. Throughout this play in particular, there are several allegories that pertain to Williams 's life directly.
She opens her hand again on the broken glass ornament. Amanda calls Tom in from the kitchen and accuses him of playing a joke on them. But no matter how far he traveled, some piece of glass or flash of light always reminded him of his sister. You can browse through the lists of monologues, reading the descriptions and quotes and clicking randomly on character names, until you find something you like and identify with. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion. After Jim tells her that the fuse box looks fine, Amanda suggests that he go spend time with Laura in the living room.
I'm afraid you can't budge me. I would have stopped, but I was pursued by something that always came upon me unawares taking me all together by surprise. How about here on the floor? Hope you don't think I'm being too personal - do you? All we learn is what he thinks about his mother, his sister, and his warehouse job—precisely the things from which he claims he wants to escape. Not just occasional but all the time. In the closing soliloquy Tom recounts how he lives and re-lives the story in his memory, though he is detached from the participants in the original affair.
Jim seems to be well integrated into the outside world, to accept its philosophy of life, and to have latched onto a number of things that keep him afloat: public speaking, radio engineering, and Betty. They look closely at a little glass unicorn, remarking on how the unicorn must feel odd due to its uniqueness. So when you came in the door Well, then I was - sure. Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be! Laura shows Jim her glass collection. The apartment faces an alley and is entered by a fire-escape, a structure whose name is a touch of accidental poetic truth, for all of these huge buildings are always burning with the slow and implacable fires of human desperation. Money - Zzzzzzp I - Power! Although he has never explicitly spoken of one of the play's most important themes - the conflict between responsibility and the need to live his own life - it is clear that he has not been able to shake the guilt from the decision that he made. In Spain there was revolution.
Wingfield, Laura, Amanda, and Jim are parts of. He tells her that she is pretty, and Laura blushes with shy bliss over this unexpected praise. And yet, Tom cannot seem to shake the memory of them, and they are clearly visible to the audience. Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be!. Then all at once my sister touches my shoulder and I turn around and look into her eyes. We nailed him into a coffin and he got out of the coffin without removing one nail.
He shamelessly leads Laura on, not maliciously but also without any careful consideration. Which of them has one-tenth of your good points I Or mine! In Spain there was revolution. He realizes that he would be running off like his father and this is probably the only thing that kept him from leaving this long. It always came upon me unawares, taking me altogether by surprise. Some women are pretty upset if you keep 'em waiting.
My glass collection takes up agood deal of time. My pocket's a regular drug store - wherever I go. Go to the movies, go! There must be a flood, there must have been a tornado! One must conclude that the escape he so fervently sought now seems to have become his prison. Let me have a look at it. As a young writer, Williams lived vicariously through his plays.
It also shows how the nature of recollection is itself problematic: memory often involves confronting a past in which one was less virtuous than one is now. The audience hears and sees the opening scene in the dining-room through both the transparent fourth wall of the building and the transparent gauze portières of the dining-room arch. Mr O'Connor, can you tell a burnt-out fuse? In my opinion it only creates more! Then all at once my sister touches my shoulder. Perhaps it was only a piece of transparent glass. You don't have the proper amount of faith in yourself. You see how the light shines through him? She accuses Tom of playing a practical joke on them, by intentionally bringing in another woman's fiancé to disgrace them. Williams attended Soldan High School, a setting he referred to in The Glass Menagerie.