laura ( retreats from the anxiety of social interactions and the pressures…
retreats from the anxiety of social interactions and the pressures of daily life
shy, quiet, but unable to cope with the modern world.
lives in a world of illusion
her glass menagerie escape from reality
collects a large assortment of little glass ornaments that she is particularly fond of
Laura is also fragile like glass
the unicorn is Laura's favorite
presented as an extremely shy and sensitive person
unique and different from all the other characters in the play.
Laura to Amanda "Mother, when you're disappointed, you get that awful suffering look on your face, like the picture of Jesus' mother in the museum".
childhood illness has left one leg slightly shorter than the other, making her walk with a limp
title of play Glass Menagerie have a huge impact on her
nickname, “Blue Roses,” derives fromJim’s mishearing of “pleurosis,”
Laura serves as peacemaker between Tom and Amanda, soothing both parties and helping to mend some of the wounds
When Tom escapes at the end of the play, he realizes that as far as he goes, he can never abandon Laura: “Oh, Laura, Laura,” Tom exclaims, “I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be!”
she likes to do most is stay home and play old records on the Victrola that her father
oversensitive nature makes her
think that everyone notices her limp
In high school days Laura had a crush on Jim
Laura opens up to Jim in a way that she hasn’t done with anyone else.
So when gentlemen caller is about to come laura has a silght suspicion that her gentlemen caller may be the same Jim "there are Jim O' Connor we both knew in high school.... if that is the one that tom is bringing to dinner. You will have to excuse me, then wont come to table."
Jim accidentally bumps the table on which the glass unicorn rests breaking the horn off of the unicorn laura says " Now it is just like all the other horses.
At the end she was also broken like her unicorn
Laura say's "Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are"