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The Glass Menagerie Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 7, Part 1 Summary

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Scene 7, Part 1 Summary

Half an hour later, Amanda, Tom, and Jim are just finishing dinner when the lights go out. Amanda takes Jim into the kitchen to look at the fuses. When he says the fuses look fine, Amanda calls to Tom and asks whether he paid the electric bill. He doesn't answer right away, and Amanda assumes he didn't. Jim jokes that Tom probably wrote a poem on the back of the bill and that the poem might win a prize. Amanda says that as punishment, Tom can help her with the dishes while Jim talks with Laura. Amanda gives Jim a candelabra and a glass of wine which he takes to Laura in the front room.

Scene 7, Part 1 Analysis

The power outage in this brief scene follows through on the foreshadowing in the previous scene, but also acts as foreshadowing itself, of the darkness that is...

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