Finally, it seems that Amanda’s dream for Laura might come true when Tom brings his friend from work over from dinner, Jim O’Connor. Laura and Jim went to high school together, and Laura is unable to socialize with him out of fear and anxiety. In addition, Laura has a crippled leg and walks with a limp as a result of a childhood malady. The limp further contributes to her lack of self-confidence. The Glass Menagerie accentuates Laura’s difficulty growing up and her failure to fill her mother’s high expectations.
For Mrs. Bragg her children are the reason she wakes up everyday and tries to make a better life for them. No matter what actions or words a mother chooses, to a child his or her mother is on the highest pedestal. A mother is very important to a child because of the nourishing and love the child receives from his or her mother but not every child experiences the mother’s love or even having a mother. Bragg’s mother was something out of the ordinary because of all that she did for her children growing up, but no one is perfect in this world. Bragg’s mother’s flaw was always taking back her drunken husband and thinking that he could have changed since the last time he...
These early years are the most crucial times in a child’s life, the years that attachment and bonding happen. Emily’s not being able to live with her mother inevitably limited these connections from forming. Emily’s mother recalls a time having to leave her with a sitter while she went to work and when she returned from work; the response was crushing, “when she saw me, she would break into a clogged weeping,” (Olsen). Clogged acts as the visual word here. Emily was unable to cry the tears she should have cri... ... middle of paper ... ...ving to raise a child on her own was not the life she had imagined.
“I wish you wouldn’t run off to that laundromat in the middle of the night, Callie.”(6) She doesn’t have any friends and she only has her mom who smokes, gets drunk, and is a poor role model for Callie which causes Callie to be sad and to have a poor life. Callie has never been to school and that is what makes her so lonely. She wants her and her mom to have a better relationship. “I love it when I make my mom laugh.” (12) She feels sorry for her mom and always tries to make her happy. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes.
The main character Bud’s daughter have grown up without a happy childhood. Her mother leaves her and Bud because she dislikes that Bud can not even take care of the family. After Bud become s famous, he begins to put even lesser attention to his daughter. Their conversations always ends with arguments. So, his daughter decides to look for her mother.
Poverty stricken, Amanda and her family relied heavily on th... ... middle of paper ... ... damaging that it held her son’s confidence in himself back and diminished any dreams of a normal life for her daughter. Amanda confessed, “Why can’t you and your brother be normal people? Fantastic whim and behavior!” (1639) Amanda’s illusion affected the family and herself mostly because she did not want to appreciate the bright, beautiful, and kind children she had around her for the reason that she was too blinded by paranoia and the belief that nothing and no one was ever good enough. The result of her actions drove her son Tom to finally leave home to join the Merchant marines and her daughter to seek shelter in her own world of fantasy with no hope for a normal life. Amanda proclaims,”My devotion has made me a witch and so I make myself hateful to my children.” (1627) Amanda was a mother trapped in her perception of a reality that was only an illusion.
Emotionally shut out and neglected by her mother, taunted and teased all the time by her mother and her new husband, frequently called UGLY and told she was not welcome and unwanted. Home life was so bad Clare took herself off to social services and asked to be put into a home but was refused, feeling helpless and life was not living she attempted suicide by swallowing a bottle of bleach. "I felt sick, happy and sad. I was happy because tonight if the bleach worked I would die. No more Tomorrows.
The narrator considers her as a 'Blue-Baby' and privileged. The narrator also sees her mother as 'shameless and obscene'; she tries to direct her friend's attention away from her mother as much as possible. In the story, we are told by the narrator that she was 'never comfortable for a minute' in high school and 'was close to despair at all times'. She hated being called upon to do anything in front of an audience, whether it is the class or just the teacher. She reveals that she hasn't accepted herself as who she is, always wishing to be like someone else, she hasn't learned to respect herself as a growing teenager which makes it hard for her to understand the relationship between her mother and herself.
His older sister, Laura, is so withdrawn by the embarrassment of a crippling disability that she is not fit to enter society. From this, her mother decides to find a beau for Laura in hopes to marry her. She cajoles Tom into bringing a suitor home for dinner from the factory where he already feels the enslavement of his employment. The result is Jim, charming and ambitious, who sees Laura for who she is: a shy, introverted girl withdrawn in her own adolescent world. He attempts to shock her into glimpsing reality through a kiss that ultimately backfires as Laura, being enamored by her savior, is soon heartbroken to find that Jim is actually engaged to a girl named Betty.
Laura has the complete opposite temperament of her vivacious mother. Laura always wants to please her mother. Her mother makes her feel guilty about being shy and fearful. She lies to her mother about dropping out of Business School because she cannot bear to see her mother's pain and disappointment over the news. Amanda does not consider her daughter's feelings.