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Unformatted text preview: want to see her daughter live a miserable life. The daughter, Laura, creates the tone of apathy when she expresses that she will never marry, because she is crippled. Amanda answers Laura by warning her never to call herself that, even though in reality, Laura has a leg defect. This scene demonstrates Amandas caring nature, as she tries to alter Lauras apathy into self-confidence. Amanda insists that Laura develop charm and vivacity that would mask her defect. Laura, who is disgruntled by the whole idea of being married, tarnishes the idea, as well as gives up hope in trying to find an alternative lifestyle. The tone of anxiety is reflected throughout the dialogue of Amanda, as she doesnt want to see her daughter suffer a harsh, neglected life. Therefore, the viewpoints of Amanda, as well as Laura demonstrate the ideal conflict when it comes to having an apprehensive mother and an apathetic daughter, who is stubborn in approaching the complexities of life....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course ENG 316K taught by Professor Kruppa during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08