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The Glass Menagerie Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 2 Summary

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Scene 2 Summary

Laura, who moves with a heavy limp because of a disabled foot, sits in the living room gently polishing her collection of glass animals. She sees Amanda coming home from an afternoon out, quickly puts away her glass, and picks up her shorthand textbook. Amanda comes in, angry and upset. When Laura asks what's wrong, Amanda tells her that she stopped in at the school where she (Laura) is supposed to be studying shorthand and discovered that Laura hasn't attended classes since a few days after the course started. She talks about how the fifty dollars in tuition and all her hopes for Laura's eventual success have gone to waste and then asks Laura where she's been going and what she's been doing instead.

Laura explains that she got so nervous at the secretarial school that she threw up, couldn't face going back, and that all the...

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