The Glass Menagerie Essay - Bieler 1 John Bieler Professor...

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John Bieler Professor Edgerly English 112 24 April 2007 Amanda’s Strengths and Weaknesses In the play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, Amanda Wingfield is an aged Southern belle that has lived through many hardships. Amanda, having been abandoned by her husband, now lives in a shabby apartment in Chicago during the 1930’s. There are many strengths and weaknesses to Amanda. Amanda at times can be seen as an admirable woman. First, Amanda undoubtedly cares for her children Tom and Laura. Amanda tells her daughter Laura that, “Why, you’re not crippled, you just have a little defect- hardly noticeable,” (1052). This shows Amanda’s devotion and love for her daughter no matter the circumstances. Furthermore, Amanda conducts a magazine subscription campaign by telephone for a little extra cash for the family. Tom explains Amanda’s intentions, “realizing that extra money would be needed to properly feather the nest and plume the bird,” (1053). Amanda does her job
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