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Glass Menagerie - Laura and Her Ways

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Essay title: Glass Menagerie - Laura and Her Ways

Laura and Her Ways

Laura is a woman who has reached the body of a full adult, but she has yet to gain the brain and thought process of an adult. Laura is a woman that lives in her own dream world, and is not motivated by what is going on in the real world. She is a woman that fails to grow mentally as she does physically.

Laura is very shy around people, especially around strangers or someone she likes such as Jim. Jim is a friend of Laura's brother who is invited to dinner one night. Laura had a crush on him in high school, but she is still shy around him. When Jim talks to Laura during the night he is at dinner she does not fully respond to Jim's friendly questions and his gentle talk, rather she replies slowly and does not fully respond. Laura says that "I know, but I did, and I-" (608), then Jim has to finish where Laura left off by saying, "you mean you were shy with people (609)." Laura said that wanted Jim's autograph in High School because he was in a play called The Pirates of Penzance but didn't get it because "you were always surrounded by your own friends so much that I never had a chance."

Laura lives in her dream world all day and feels that what she does is important. Laura responds to Jim questioning about what she has done since High School

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