Start: Amanda: So...

The Glass Menagerie

Scene 5



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 1
  • : 1
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Mature Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
St. Louis, 1940s
Act/Scene
Scene 5

Scene Context

Amanda Wingfield, a faded southern belle, desires nothing more than for her daughter, Laura, to get

Scene Text

Start: Amanda: Son, will you do me a favor?
Tom: What?
Amanda: Comb your hair! You look so pretty when your hair is combed!

End: Amanda: Now, darling, wish!
Laura: What shall I wish for, mother?
Amanda: Happiness! Good fortune!

Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie New York: New Directions, 1999. pp.38-49.