NowComment
2-Pane Combined
Comments:
Full Summaries Sorted

"The Glass Menagerie," Scene Six, by Tennessee Williams (1944)

Author: Tennessee Williams

“Scene Six.” The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, New Directions, 2011.

0 General Document comments
0 Sentence and Paragraph comments
0 Image and Video comments


Scene 6

New Conversation
Paragraph 1 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 1, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[IMAGE: HIGH SCHOOL HERO.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 2 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 2, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

TOM: And so the following evening I brought Jim home to dinner. I had known Jim slightly in high school. In high school Jim was a hero. He had tremendous Irish good nature and vitality with the scrubbed and polished look of white chinaware. He seemed to move in a continual spotlight. He was a star in basketball, captain of the debating club, president of the senior class and the glee club and he sang the male lead in the annual light operas. He was always running or bounding, never just walking. He seemed always at the point of defeating the law of gravity. He was shooting with such velocity through his adolescence that you would logically expect him to arrive at nothing short of the White House by the time he was thirty. But Jim apparently ran into more interference after his graduation from Soldan. His speed had definitely slowed. Six years after he left high school he was holding a job that wasn't much better than mine.

New Conversation
Paragraph 3 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Idelkys Checo (Apr 14 2020 3:08PM) : I think Tom uses imagery to describe how Tom has developed in his academic life ever since they were together. more

Tom uses his senses to describe how long he has known Jim (which is the gentleman caller for his sister Laura).

profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:13PM) : Yes But i wonder what make you think is imagery because I can also find other method.
profile_photo
Apr 16
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 16 2020 3:57PM) : Say more Kadidja -- What "other method" are you seeing here?
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 9:54AM) : I wonder if he is talking to someone else or being the narrator?
profile_photo
Apr 25
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 25 2020 4:40PM) : Description more

Tom is describing how well was his friend was when they were in high. How popular he was, and how good he was in everything.

New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 3 0
profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:31PM) : Jim is Tom high school friend who was really popular guy
profile_photo
May 11
Fatema Rahman (May 11 2020 11:52PM) : It sounds that they know each other from their school life and Jim was pop of the school.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 4 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Denieris Marte (Apr 14 2020 3:07PM) : tOM really know a lot about Jim and all the accomplishment that he had made
profile_photo
Apr 14
Fatoumata Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:09PM) : Tom bring the gentleman caller to meet her sister as his mum asking him to do. I think he knows him from school.
profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:32PM) : His nature and behavior was really polite and nice
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 5 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 6 0
profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:32PM) : He was good at everything like basketball . He is very talent full and smart guy
profile_photo
May 11
Fatema Rahman (May 11 2020 11:54PM) : he was good at everything in education and other activities.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 7 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 8 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 9 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 10:40PM) : Comment more

Tom is remember how they meet each other from High School.

profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:37PM) : I think , Tom trying to shows that even though he was not socially actives in his high school, it did not stops him to achieved something. He took a example of Jim life as a inspiration
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 10 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 11 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 12 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 10:39PM) : Comment more

That Show that Mr. O’Connor have always trying to get a better work position.

profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:35PM) : After all the talent of Jim, eventually Tom has a better job and position than Jim. eventhiugh Tom was not popular at high school, but she is right now in good place
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 9:59AM) : so jim through his life had face different situation
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:08AM) : It really shows that life can surprise us. Things are not like they start but how they finish. more

What Tom means here is that regardless he pursue years of education or not,Jim did not have a better salary than him. even if he was on a different academic position

profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:00AM) : it sound that jim was really good students and try to have better future.

[IMAGE: CLERK.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 4 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 4, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

He was the only one at the warehouse with whom I was on friendly terms. I was valuable to him as someone who could remember his former glory, who had seen him win basketball games and the silver cup in debating. He knew of my secret practice of retiring to a cabinet of the washroom to work on poems when business was slack in the warehouse. He called me Shakespeare. And while the other boys in the warehouse regarded me with suspicious hostility, Jim took a humorous attitude toward me. Gradually his attitude affected the others, their hostility wore off and they also began to smile at me as people smile at an oddly fashioned dog who trots across their path at some distance.

New Conversation
Paragraph 5 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 10:54PM) : Comment more

Tom is not social at all.

profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:38PM) : He was not comfortable with group of people
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 12:46AM) : at the high school tom was different than jim
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Denieris Marte (Apr 14 2020 3:09PM) : Tom and Jim seem to have a pretty close relationship as friends. Tom knows a lot about Jim and it seems that Jim was with the only person that he could smile and feel like a human being.
profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:16PM) : ho that make sense but how she feel like human being
profile_photo
Apr 14
Idelkys Checo (Apr 14 2020 3:12PM) : It looks like they have had experience lots of times together, during their childhood in high school more

I feel surprised because the same gentleman caller that was spending time with Laura is the same gentleman that have been friend with TOM as well

profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:17PM) : Yes but I wonder to know what can of experience they have.?
profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:39PM) : He choosed to be with him because he gives importance of his everything
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 4:00PM) : It seems like they went through a lot of experiences. I feel wondered because the same gentleman who came in her house, spending a lot of time with her Laura has been in contact with tom as well.
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 3 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 10:56PM) : Comment more

Tom like to write poems that see like Jim know about it.

New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 5 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:10AM) : Tom expresses that his friend did not have the same attitude towards him than his other colleagues . more

what I infer about that is that there are many reason why Tom chose this gentleman caller for his sister. He was not likely to choose whoever was called a man for her

profile_photo
Apr 25
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 25 2020 4:42PM) : Jim was helping Tom when other boys were trying to do something to him. Jim was protecting him.
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 6 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

I knew that Jim and Laura had known each other at Soldan, and I had heard Laura speak admiringly of his voice. I didn't know if Jim remembered her or not. In high school Laura had been as unobtrusive as Jim had been astonishing. If he did remember Laura, it was not as my sister, for when I asked him to dinner, he grinned and said, 'You know, Shakespeare, I never thought of you as having folks !'

New Conversation
Paragraph 6 0
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 10:03AM) : besides if he had a better economic status than them Tom also find someone who he knows and her sister to (but before)
New Conversation
Paragraph 6, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:40PM) : Jim and Laura knew each other from the high school.Laura used to like him [Edited]
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:07AM) : Tom know before that Laura and Jim know each other from their high school
New Conversation
Paragraph 6, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 6, Sentence 3 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Fatoumata Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:11PM) : Tom knew Jim from High School and Laura may know him too because they went to the school. However it's not sure that he remember Laura.
profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:19PM) : yes because Laura is not their generation.
profile_photo
Apr 25
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 25 2020 4:48PM) : Foreshadowing more

Laura has a huge crush on Jim

profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:12AM) : in high school Laura and jim was in different catagori
profile_photo
May 14
Eros Montero (May 14 2020 3:55PM) : time more

they had known each other for a long time

New Conversation
Paragraph 6, Sentence 4 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Denieris Marte (Apr 14 2020 3:12PM) : Toms knows that Laura had a crush on Jimmy but he tom is kind of worry that Jim only remembers laura as his sister and nothing more because if Jim doesn't seem Laura more than a friend that would be a problem because Amanda can drive herself more

even crazier about Jim and Laura getting together because it would take time for Laura to get another caller.

profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:21PM) : As we know Tom behavior it sounds he wan to protect her sister because he know his friend don't have any crush with her sister but her sister yes.
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 10:59PM) : Comment more

Tom and Laura were in the same High School but people or especially Jim never knew that they were siblings.

He was about to discover that I did.

New Conversation
Paragraph 7 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 7, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[LIGHT UPSTAGE.

New Conversation
Paragraph 8 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 8, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LEGEND ON SCREEN: 'THE ACCENT OF A COMING FOOT'.

New Conversation
Paragraph 9 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 9, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Friday evening. It is about five o'clock of a late spring evening which comes 'scattering poems in the sky.'

New Conversation
Paragraph 10 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 10, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 10, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

A delicate lemony light is in the Wingfield apartment.

New Conversation
Paragraph 11 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 11, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA has worked like a Turk in preparation for the gentleman caller. The results are astonishing. The new floor lamp with its rose-silk shade is in place, a coloured paper lantern conceals the broken light fixture in the ceiling, new billowing white curtains are at the windows, chintz covers are on chairs and sofa, a pair of new sofa pillows make their initial appearance.

New Conversation
Paragraph 12 0
profile_photo
Apr 25
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 25 2020 4:57PM) : Amanda is being crazy because she is being cleaning and changing the whole.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Idelkys Checo (Apr 14 2020 3:16PM) : Note: more

It shows that the mother has continued caring about the relationship between JIM and her daughter

profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:31PM) : yes does why she is forcing the relation.
profile_photo
Apr 14
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:21PM) : By reading this paragraph I realized that Amanda is like crazy trying to prepare for the guesses to be happy and like what they see.
profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:23PM) : of curse but with words showing that can show us?
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:02PM) : Comment more

Using the word Turk I guess that they are trying to say that she work hard.

profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:43PM) : Mothers wants Laura and Jim gets together and married
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 4:21PM) : I think in this part, it demonstrates that Amanda keeps going to worry about Laura relationships and Jim.
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:15AM) : I like about Amanda that she is very excited and well prepared to welcome jim.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 3 0
profile_photo
Apr 7
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 07 2020 7:53AM) : In this part the mother is build well her preparation that the man can be comfortable in house a fail love.
profile_photo
Apr 14
Idelkys Checo (Apr 14 2020 3:17PM) : The mother is using metaphor as a literary element to describe the beauty of the place she is preparing for the gentleman caller of her daughter
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 3:50PM) : I think here Laura's mother want to make a good readiness and the man can be ready to be comfortable in their house.
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:14AM) : The Mother tried to paint a good portrait of the house for the gentleman caller. more

It reminds me when of my mother when she had to organize the house in case anyone comes and wants to visit my house

profile_photo
May 14
Eros Montero (May 14 2020 3:58PM) : Amanda being meticulous more

she focus so much on the little details that is almost impressive

Open boxes and tissue paper are scattered on the floor.

New Conversation
Paragraph 13 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 13, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA stands in the middle with lifted arms while AMANDA crouches before her, adjusting the hem of the new dress, devout and ritualistic. The dress is coloured and designed by memory. The arrangement Of LAURA's hair is changed; it is softer and more becoming. A fragile, unearthly prettiness has come out in LAURA: she is like a piece of translucent glass touched by light, given a momentary radiance, not actual, not lasting.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 14 0
profile_photo
Mar 22
Kadidja El-Hadji (Mar 22 2020 2:29PM) : I like they way she make a description.
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:05PM) : Comment more

Since Amanda and Laura both are getting ready for Tom arrived with Jim, they are wearing the most beauty dress and Jewry to cause impression on Jim.

profile_photo
Apr 25
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 25 2020 5:24PM) : Description more

Laura change the way she looks, she change her hair. I think she is just trying to impress their guess.

New Conversation
Paragraph 14, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 14, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 14, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 14, Sentence 4 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Fatoumata Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:32PM) : The author used imagery to described Laura beauty. but i'm surprised to see that Laura accepted her mother demanding to prepared herself to the gentlman caller.
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:16AM) : Laura look so beautiful but she is very nervous about the situation

AMANDA [impatiently]: Why are you trembling?

New Conversation
Paragraph 15 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 3:59AM) : some girl are shy to talk to a man.
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 10:12AM) : I think she is trembling because its the first time to have a kind of date
New Conversation
Paragraph 15, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Mother, you've made me so nervous!

New Conversation
Paragraph 16 0
profile_photo
Apr 16
Fatoumata Diallo (Apr 16 2020 3:50PM) : she make her so stress because she take it serious and Laura was so surprised.
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:18AM) : amanda do not want to have this date with jim she is nervous
New Conversation
Paragraph 16, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

A M A N D A: How have I made you nervous?

New Conversation
Paragraph 17 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 17, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: By all this fuss! You make it seem so important!

New Conversation
Paragraph 18 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:01AM) : yep that one of the important thing that your mom was waiting for.
profile_photo
Apr 19
Student Issaka Dabre (Apr 19 2020 2:26PM) : Even Laura thinks that her mother is making a huge deal out of it.
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:19AM) : Amanda want Laura to choose jim as a boyfriend or have a data together
New Conversation
Paragraph 18, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:07PM) : Comment more

Laura also support Tom idea that Amanda like to make fuss and exaggerate.

New Conversation
Paragraph 18, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: I don't understand you, Laura. You couldn't be satisfied with just sitting home, and yet whenever I try to arrange something for you, you seem to resist it. [She gets up.] Now take a look at yourself. No, wait! Wait just a moment - I have an idea!

New Conversation
Paragraph 19 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:08AM) : I think everybody should choose their partener.
profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:26PM) : Yes but is not anytime because we are human imperfects also. so I my parents can choose my partner if is not forcing.
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 3:55PM) : In this part i can see that Amanda tries to do some efforts just for make her daughter to be okay. From this part I can feel that Amanda that really worried about her look more than the real life.
New Conversation
Paragraph 19, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 7
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 07 2020 7:55AM) : for my opinion Laura is not like her mother but her mother is forcing to open more eye on society.
profile_photo
Apr 14
Idelkys Checo (Apr 14 2020 3:43PM) : I think she may say in to her words that the mother tries to make everything in an easier way for the daughter, but however she seems to refuse to that commodity
New Conversation
Paragraph 19, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:46PM) : What I understand is that Amanda is putting all of her efforts just for Laura to be perfect. In my mind I feel like Amanda really cared about appearance a lot than the reality.
New Conversation
Paragraph 19, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 19, Sentence 4 0
profile_photo
May 14
Eros Montero (May 14 2020 4:00PM) : advices from Amanda more

she is saying things that she doesn’t take for herself

New Conversation
Paragraph 19, Sentence 5 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 19, Sentence 6 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: What is it now?

New Conversation
Paragraph 20 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 20, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[AMANDA produces two powder puffs which she wraps in handkerchiefs and stuffs in LAURA's bosom.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 21 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:08PM) : Comment more

Here we can see Amanda exaggeration.

New Conversation
Paragraph 21, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Mother, what are you doing?

New Conversation
Paragraph 22 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 22, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: They call them 'Gay Deceivers'!

New Conversation
Paragraph 23 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 23, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: I won't wear them!

New Conversation
Paragraph 24 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 24, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: YOU Will!

New Conversation
Paragraph 25 0
profile_photo
Apr 7
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 07 2020 7:57AM) : I fell like the dialogue of 24 and 25 mother and her daughter are not argue on this discuss.
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 4:43PM) : i think you right about your answer. i can see there is dialogue between Amanda and her Laura. The both do not want to argue here.
New Conversation
Paragraph 25, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Why should I?

New Conversation
Paragraph 26 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 26, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Because, to be painfully honest, your chest is flat.

New Conversation
Paragraph 27 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:11PM) : Comment more

Amanda is saying that she has no breasts.

profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:44PM) : Her moms wants that Laura looks like women who has a attractive body
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 10:17AM) : basically she want her to lie about her appearance
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:17AM) : The mother was trying to dress Laura as seductive as possible to call the attention of the gentleman caller.
New Conversation
Paragraph 27, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: You make it seem like we were setting a trap.

New Conversation
Paragraph 28 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:58PM) : The way that Laura express her thoughts on how Amanda acts when people are coming to visit Laura. This made me feel like Amanda is not truthful to herself.
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:13AM) : that true. this is a trap to get the man. this the beggest mistake that a lot people do. this type of trap get the man for limited time. it doesn't trap the man for long time. should learn ho to trap oour partener to say forever
New Conversation
Paragraph 28, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: All pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be !

New Conversation
Paragraph 29 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:18AM) : marrige is not a beauty thing. But it is about how you behavor with each other.
profile_photo
Apr 19
Yeanoor Chowdhury (Apr 19 2020 1:46PM) : Physical appearance should not be matter when it comes to get married because marriage is all about respect, trust and understanding
New Conversation
Paragraph 29, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[LEGEND: ' A PRETTY TRAP']

New Conversation
Paragraph 30 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 30, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Now look at yourself, young lady. This is the prettiest you will ever be! I've got. to fix myself now! You're going to be surprised by your mother's appearance! [She crosses through portières, humming gaily.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 31 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 31, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 31, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 31, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 31, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 31, Sentence 5 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[LAURA moves slowly to the long mirror and stares solemnly at herself. A wind blows the white curtains inward in a slow, graceful motion and with a faint, sorrowful sighing.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 32 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 32, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 32, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [off stage]: It isn't dark enough yet. [LAURA turns slowly before the mirror with a troubled look.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 33 0
profile_photo
Apr 26
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 26 2020 11:37PM) : she is kinda impatient more

Looks like she want their guess to come now and what she was waiting for years.

New Conversation
Paragraph 33, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 33, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LEGEND ON SCREEN: ' THIS IS MY SISTER: CELEBRATE HER WITH STRINGS!' MUSIC.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 34 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 34, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 34, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [laughing, off]: I'm going to show you something. I'm going to make a spectacular appearance I

New Conversation
Paragraph 35 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 35, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 35, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: What is it, Mother?

New Conversation
Paragraph 36 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 36, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Possess your soul in patience? you will see it!

New Conversation
Paragraph 37 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 37, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Something I've resurrected from that old trunk! Styles haven't changed so terribly much after all.

New Conversation
Paragraph 38 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 38, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 38, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[She parts the portières.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 39 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 39, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Now just look at your mother!

New Conversation
Paragraph 40 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 40, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[She wears a girlish frock of yellowed voile with a blue silk sash. She carries a bunch of jonquils - the legend of her youth is nearly revived.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 41 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 41, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:20AM) : It means she was also wearing sort of like a trap and attractive as the daughter
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:19AM) : she dressed very pretty
New Conversation
Paragraph 41, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[Feverishly]: This is the dress in which I led the cotillion, won the cakewalk twice at Sunset Hill, wore one spring to the Governor's ball in Jackson!

New Conversation
Paragraph 42 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:13PM) : Comment more

The dress that Amanda is wearing have memories.

profile_photo
Apr 26
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 26 2020 11:43PM) : look like a really important dress to her and an old one
New Conversation
Paragraph 42, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

See how I sashayed around the ballroom, Laura?

New Conversation
Paragraph 43 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 43, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[She raises her skirt and does a mincing step around the room.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 44 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 44, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

I wore it on Sundays for my gentlemen callers! I had it on the day I met your father I had malaria fever all that spring. The change of climate from East Tennessee to the Delta - weakened resistance I had a little temperature all the time - not enough to be serious - just enough to make me restless and giddy I Invitations poured in - parties all over the Delta! - 'Stay in bed,' said mother, 'you have fever!' - but I just wouldn't. - I took quinine but kept on going, going! Evenings, dances! - Afternoons, long, long rides! Picnics. - lovely! - So lovely, that country in May. - All lacy with dogwood, literally flooded with jonquils! - That was the spring I had the craze for jonquils. Jonquils became an absolute obsession. Mother said, 'Honey, there's no more room for jonquils.' And still I kept on bringing in more jonquils. Whenever, wherever I saw them, I'd say, "Stop! Stop! I see jonquils! I made the young men help me gather the jonquils! It was a joke, Amanda and her jonquils! Finally there were no more vases to hold them, every available space was filled with jonquils. No vases to hold them? All right, I'll hold them myself - And then I - [She stops in front of the picture. M U S I C.] met your father! Malaria fever and jonquils and then - this - boy...

New Conversation
Paragraph 45 0
profile_photo
Apr 7
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 07 2020 7:57AM) : I like the way that the narrator describe this part is to powerful.
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:17PM) : Comment more

Amanda were totally different compare to Laura, Amanda like to dance and have adventure with her friends.

profile_photo
May 14
Eros Montero (May 14 2020 4:03PM) : different mindset more

they have different perspectives of like but they still trying to change each other

profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 11:12AM) : Amanda describes how important the dress is for her
profile_photo
May 14
Eros Montero (May 14 2020 4:04PM) : showing her true self more

is because she is a materialistic person

profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 12:16AM) : she is explaining how her dress was important to her and how that make her look good around guys.She keeps using those jonquils to make the dress look prettier
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 5 0
profile_photo
Apr 26
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 26 2020 11:49PM) : in case some don't know what's a quinine. It's a medicine that can reduce fever. more

a bitter crystalline compound present in cinchona bark, used as a tonic and formerly as an antimalarial drug.

New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 6 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 7 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 8 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 9 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 10 0
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 12:02AM) : I don't know what jonquils means so I google it. It is those yellow and white of flowers that smell really good. more

Definition: a widely cultivated narcissus with clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers and cylindrical leaves, native to southern Europe and northeastern Africa.

New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 11 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 12 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 13 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:22AM) : Amanda's mother kept reminding her of the past but Amanda did not care and despite the years she was shown to have she did continue having a lot of fun as a teenager
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 14 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 15 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 16 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 17 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 18 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 19 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 20 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:15PM) : Comment more

a widely cultivated narcissus with clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers and cylindrical leaves, native to southern Europe and northeastern Africa.

New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 21 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 22 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 23 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 45, Sentence 24 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[She switches on the rose-colored lamp.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 46 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 46, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

I hope they get here before it starts to rain.

New Conversation
Paragraph 47 0
profile_photo
Apr 17
Emely Lopez (Apr 17 2020 11:19PM) : Comment more

Setting one of the writing strategy that the author is using.

Is raining outside.

profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:22AM) : Amanda hoping that jim and tom can arrive before rain start
New Conversation
Paragraph 47, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[She crosses upstage and places the jonquils in bowl on table.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 48 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 48, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

I gave your brother a little extra change so he and Mr. O'Connor could take the service car home.

New Conversation
Paragraph 49 0
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:16AM) : Comment more

At they are talking about a taxi ?

New Conversation
Paragraph 49, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA [with altered look]: What did you say his name was?

New Conversation
Paragraph 50 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 50, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: O'Connor.

New Conversation
Paragraph 51 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 51, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: What is his first name?

New Conversation
Paragraph 52 0
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:23AM) : Laura get flush back of her past life when she heard the jim name. and she get nervous
New Conversation
Paragraph 52, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: I don't remember. Oh, yes, I do. It was - Jim!

New Conversation
Paragraph 53 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 53, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 53, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 53, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[LAURA sways slightly and catches hold of a chair.

New Conversation
Paragraph 54 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 54, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LEGEND ONSCREEN: ' NOT JIM !']

New Conversation
Paragraph 55 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 55, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA [faintly]: Not - Jim!

New Conversation
Paragraph 56 0
profile_photo
Apr 19
Student Issaka Dabre (Apr 19 2020 2:35PM) : Laura seems be knowing Jim and from the way she reacts, it was a bad experience.
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 12:22AM) : I said foreshadowing before it is happening now. Looks like she knows the guys.
New Conversation
Paragraph 56, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Yes, that was it, it was Jim! I've never known a Jim, that wasn't nice!

New Conversation
Paragraph 57 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 57, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 57, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[MUSIC OMINOUS.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 58 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 58, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Are you sure his name is Jim O'Connor?

New Conversation
Paragraph 59 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 59, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Yes. Why?

New Conversation
Paragraph 60 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 60, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 60, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Is he the one that Tom used to know in high school?

New Conversation
Paragraph 61 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 61, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: He didn't say so. I think he just got to know him at the warehouse.

New Conversation
Paragraph 62 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 62, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 62, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: There was a Jim O'Connor we both knew in high school - [Then, with effort.] If that is the one that Tom is bringing to dinner - you'll have to excuse me, I won't come to the table.

New Conversation
Paragraph 63 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 63, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 63, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Idelkys Checo (Apr 14 2020 3:34PM) : Looks like something happened between Laura and Tom that she did not want him to be invited to have dinner to the house .
profile_photo
Apr 16
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 16 2020 3:16PM) : This makes me think that Jim and Laura did not have a good relationship. Something might've come between them.
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:18AM) : Comment more

Laura is trying to change heir mind
she is start to feel shame

profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 11:17AM) : why? it is him a bad person? or she is just nervous about him?
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 12:29AM) : maybe something had happened to between Laura and Jim when they were in High School.
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:25AM) : laura afraid to be front of him. because she have problem inside of her. and she can not avoid that when it come to other people except her family.

AMANDA: What sort of nonsense is this?

New Conversation
Paragraph 64 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:40AM) : sometimes it is hard to talk to some one in the pass and then you stoped talking to them. I also think that there is something behind all this
New Conversation
Paragraph 64, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: You asked me once if I'd ever liked a boy. Don't you remember I showed you this boy's picture?

New Conversation
Paragraph 65 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 65, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 7
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 07 2020 8:00AM) : laura is answer her mother by saying no she never find love
New Conversation
Paragraph 65, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:26AM) : Laura was explaining to her mom that this is the boy i used to like when i was in high school.

AMANDA: You mean the boy you showed me in the yearbook?

New Conversation
Paragraph 66 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 66, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Yes, that boy.

New Conversation
Paragraph 67 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 67, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Laura, Laura, were you in love with that boy?

New Conversation
Paragraph 68 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 68, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: I don't know, Mother. All I know is I couldn't sit at the table if it was him!

New Conversation
Paragraph 69 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:42AM) : now I see why she react like that. But any way what will happen?
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 12:31AM) : she can't express her feeling. she is scared to see the same guy again.
New Conversation
Paragraph 69, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 69, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: It won't be him! It isn't the least bit likely. But whether it is or not, you will come to the table. You will not be excused.

New Conversation
Paragraph 70 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 70, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:25AM) : The mother was lying to the daughter in order to regulate her reactions prior to the situation or nervousness
New Conversation
Paragraph 70, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 70, Sentence 3 0
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:28AM) : mother want Laura to come and set together with jim and get to know each other again but laura can not do that because of inside of her fear.
New Conversation
Paragraph 70, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: I'll have to be, Mother.

New Conversation
Paragraph 71 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 71, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: I don't intend to humor your silliness, Laura. I've had too much from you and your brother, both!

New Conversation
Paragraph 72 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 72, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 72, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:19AM) : Comment more

Amanda is saying that she is tired of Tom and Laura because both of then never listen to her.

So just sit down and compose yourself till they come. Tom has forgotten his key so you'll have to let them in, when they arrive.

New Conversation
Paragraph 73 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 73, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 73, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Fatoumata Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:37PM) : I think Amanda want her to answer the door because she want Laura to meet the gentleman caller. I guess it's trick she want to do Laura to meet Jim.
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 11:22AM) : not Tom does not have a key, when lose it at the begining of scene 5
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 4:15PM) : In this scene, Amanda desires to Laura to answer to the door because she desires to her daughter to encounter the gentleman caller. [Edited]

LAURA [panicky]: Oh, Mother - you answer the door!

New Conversation
Paragraph 74 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:52AM) : i think Laura is right. she shouldn't answer the door. she has to come the last at the table to surprise the guy.
profile_photo
Apr 16
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 16 2020 3:27PM) : I don't understand this respond Clair but if you can explain more?
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:29AM) : Laura do not want to open the door when they come in, she is narvous.
New Conversation
Paragraph 74, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [lightly]: I’ll be in the kitchen - busy!

New Conversation
Paragraph 75 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:26AM) : The mother was trying all ways to put them together
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:30AM) : mother want her to get easy with jim at her house.
New Conversation
Paragraph 75, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Oh, Mother, please answer the door, don't make me do it!

New Conversation
Paragraph 76 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 76, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [crossing into kitchenette]: I've got to fix the dressing for the salmon. Fuss, fuss - silliness ! over a gentleman caller!

New Conversation
Paragraph 77 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 77, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 77, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[Door swings Shut. LAURA is left alone

New Conversation
Paragraph 78 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 78, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 78, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LEGEND: ' TERROR!'

New Conversation
Paragraph 79 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 79, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

She utters a low moan and turns off the lamp - sits stiffly on the edge of the sofa, knotting her fingers together.

New Conversation
Paragraph 80 0
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:20AM) : Comment more

Laura is feeling nervous.

New Conversation
Paragraph 80, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LEGEND ON SCREEN: 'THE OPENING OF A DOOR!'

New Conversation
Paragraph 81 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 81, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

T0M and JIM appear on the fire-escape steps and climb to landing. Hearing their approach, LAURA rises with a panicky gesture. She retreats to the portières.

New Conversation
Paragraph 82 0
profile_photo
Apr 7
Kadidja El-Hadji (Apr 07 2020 8:02AM) : I did understand this sen stance.
New Conversation
Paragraph 82, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 82, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 82, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

The doorbell, LAURA catches her breath and touches her throat. Low drums.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 83 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 83, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 83, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [calling]: Laura, sweetheart! The door!

New Conversation
Paragraph 84 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 84, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 84, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[LAURA stares at it without moving.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 85 0
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:21AM) : Comment more

Laura is in stock, she don’t know what to do.

New Conversation
Paragraph 85, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

JIM: I think we just beat the rain.

New Conversation
Paragraph 86 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 86, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

TOM: Uh-huh. [He rings again, nervously. JIM whistles and fishes for a cigarette.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 87 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 87, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 87, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 87, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [very gaily]: Laura, that is your brother and Mr. O'Connor! Will you let them in, darling?

New Conversation
Paragraph 88 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 88, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 88, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:30AM) : Amanda was pushing laura to answer the door.

[LAURA Crosses toward kitchenette door.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 89 0
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 1:46AM) : she is just confused and don't know what to do. Just like me
New Conversation
Paragraph 89, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA [breathlessly]: Mother - you go to the door!

New Conversation
Paragraph 90 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 3:11PM) : It shows that Laura is very nervous about meeting the Gentleman caller Jim.
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:31AM) : Laura is not convinced by her mother
New Conversation
Paragraph 90, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[AMANDA steps out of kitchenette and stares furiously at LAU R A. She points imperiously at the door.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 91 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 91, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Please, please!

New Conversation
Paragraph 92 0
profile_photo
Apr 19
Student Issaka Dabre (Apr 19 2020 2:41PM) : Laura lost control and was really when Jim arrived with her brother.
New Conversation
Paragraph 92, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA [in a fierce whisper]: What is the matter with you, you silly thing?

New Conversation
Paragraph 93 0
profile_photo
Apr 14
Fatoumata Diallo (Apr 14 2020 3:45PM) : I think this part Amanda go to far because it's nice of her to push Laura to meet the guy if she does not want too. more

She should think about her daughter and what can make her happy. the most important thing is respect her decision.

New Conversation
Paragraph 93, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA [desperately]: Please, you answer it, please!

New Conversation
Paragraph 94 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 94, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: I told you I wasn't going to humor you, Laura. Why have you chosen this moment to lose your mind?

New Conversation
Paragraph 95 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 95, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 95, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:23AM) : Comment more

Laura loose her mind every time that she is feeling nervous.

profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 1:47AM) : I like her sense
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:32AM) : she act like very old generation

LAURA: Please, please, please, you go!

New Conversation
Paragraph 96 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 96, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

A M A N D A: You'll have to go to the door because I can't!

New Conversation
Paragraph 97 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 97, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA [despairingly]: I can't either!

New Conversation
Paragraph 98 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 98, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Why?

New Conversation
Paragraph 99 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 99, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: I'm sick!

New Conversation
Paragraph 100 0
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:25AM) : Comment more

She believe that she is sick. But she is lying to Amanda so she can answer the door instead of Laura

New Conversation
Paragraph 100, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: I'm sick, too - of your nonsense! Why can't you and your brother be normal people? Fantastic whims and behavior!

New Conversation
Paragraph 101 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 4:58AM) : she thinks that her children ar not normal because they don't do she want them to do
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:33AM) : Amanda tell the truth that she feel sick herself when she have to deal with other people
New Conversation
Paragraph 101, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 1:48AM) : what a funny family!
profile_photo
May 14
Eros Montero (May 14 2020 4:07PM) : who is really the one no making any sense? more

because sometimes I think that Amanda is the one talking non-sense

New Conversation
Paragraph 101, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
Apr 16
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 16 2020 3:21PM) : This is the part where Amanda really showed her emotion towards her kids.
New Conversation
Paragraph 101, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[Tom gives a long ring.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 102 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 102, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Preposterous goings-on! Can you give me one reason - [Calls out lyrically] COMING! JUST ONE SECOND! - why you should be afraid to open a door? Now you answer it, Laura!

New Conversation
Paragraph 103 0
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 11:28AM) : I am confused is the mother or Tom talking?
New Conversation
Paragraph 103, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 103, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 103, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 103, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Oh, oh, oh ... [She returns through the portières. Darts to the victrola and winds it frantically and turns it on.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 104 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 104, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 104, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

AMANDA: Laura Wingfield, you march right to that door!

New Conversation
Paragraph 105 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 3:22PM) : Even when the mother tries to have a tight knit relationship with the mother more

the mother still comes back to having leadership towards her daughter.

profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 1:49AM) : why is she forcing her. Why can she understand her for a moment.
New Conversation
Paragraph 105, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Yes - yes, Mother!

New Conversation
Paragraph 106 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 106, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[A faraway, scratchy rendition of 'Dardanella' softens the air and gives her strength to move through it. She slips to the door and draws it cautiously open.

New Conversation
Paragraph 107 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 107, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 107, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

TOM enters With the caller, JIM O'CONNOR.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 108 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 108, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

TOM: Laura, this is Jim. Jim, this is my sister, Laura.

New Conversation
Paragraph 109 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 109, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 109, Sentence 2 0
profile_photo
May 12
Fatema Rahman (May 12 2020 1:34AM) : tom introduce laura to jim and jim surprise that he didn't know that tom has sister

JIM [stepping inside]: I didn't know that Shakespeare had a sister!

New Conversation
Paragraph 110 0
profile_photo
Apr 21
Abigail Zamora (Apr 21 2020 11:31AM) : I wonder if Jim really does not remember her? or Jim did not meet her before?
New Conversation
Paragraph 110, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA [retreating stiff and trembling from the door]: How - how do you do?

New Conversation
Paragraph 111 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 111, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

JIM [heartily extending his hand]: - Okay!

New Conversation
Paragraph 112 0
profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 1:51AM) : He does not recognize her yet
New Conversation
Paragraph 112, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

[LAURA touches it hesitantly with hers.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 113 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 113, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

JIM: Your hand's cold, Laura!

New Conversation
Paragraph 114 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 114, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Yes, well- I've been playing the victrola...

New Conversation
Paragraph 115 0
profile_photo
Apr 15
Aboubakar Dabre (Apr 15 2020 5:00AM) : what is the victrola
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:27AM) : Comment more

Victrola

Any upright or console model phonograph from the early 1900s, usually with a wooden cabinet body and an interior horn for the projection of sound, that plays 78 rpm records using a steel needle.

profile_photo
Apr 27
ms Oumy Diop (Apr 27 2020 1:52AM) : she is panicking. she does not know what to say.
New Conversation
Paragraph 115, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

JIM: Must have been playing classical music on it! You ought to play a little hot swing music to warm you up!

New Conversation
Paragraph 116 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 116, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 23
Idelkys Checo (Apr 23 2020 1:31AM) : in this scene, looks like the setting was going in favor to the mother's plan involuntarily
New Conversation
Paragraph 116, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

LAURA: Excuse me - I haven't finished playing the victrola. ... [She turns awkwardly and hurries into the front room. She pauses a second by the victrola. Then catches her breath and darts through the portières like a frightened deer.]

New Conversation
Paragraph 117 0
profile_photo
Apr 19
Student Issaka Dabre (Apr 19 2020 2:47PM) : Laura clearly was not playing Victrola. She just made something up just to avoid talking to him.
New Conversation
Paragraph 117, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Apr 16
Housseynatou Diallo (Apr 16 2020 3:25PM) : She was looking for excuses to not talk to Jim.
profile_photo
Apr 18
Emely Lopez (Apr 18 2020 12:29AM) : Comment more

Base on Laura answer she is trying to be short and precise with her respond, she is not being open with Jim.

New Conversation
Paragraph 117, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 117, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 117, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

JIM: [grinning]: What was the matter?

New Conversation
Paragraph 118 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 118, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

TOM: Oh - with Laura? Laura is - terribly shy.

New Conversation
Paragraph 119 0
profile_photo
Apr 21
Celines Zamora (Apr 21 2020 12:13AM) : He try to distract a Jim and the same time to help a Laura.
profile_photo
Apr 21
Leticia Zang (Apr 21 2020 4:35PM) : Tom attempts to entertain Jim and the same moment to assist Laura.
New Conversation
Paragraph 119, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 119, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

JIM: Shy, huh? It's unusual to meet a shy girl nowadays. I don't believe you ever mentioned you had a sister.

New Conversation
Paragraph 120 0
profile_photo
Apr 21
Celines Zamora (Apr 21 2020 12:20AM) :