The Glass Menagerie - Study Guide Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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In narration, Tom says that the idea of getting Laura married became an obsession with Amanda, that she talked about it all the time and that she started getting money together so she could dress up both Laura and the apartment. The focus of the scene changes, and Amanda is revealed talking on the telephone to one of her friends, whom she's trying to convince to buy a magazine subscription. She refers repeatedly to a short story series in the magazine, and is very surprised when her friend hangs up on her.

A light focuses attention on Laura as Tom and Amanda are having a loud argument. Amanda has thrown out some of Tom's books because she considered them immoral and dangerous. This has made Tom furious, and his resentment at having no life of his own explodes into anger as he rants at Amanda about how...

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