Drama relies on dialogue and stage directions to reveal character. Comment on how dialogue helps reveal character in Scene 7. Stage directions are lines describing characters, scenes, or actions with clues to production.

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In Scene 7, Tom's character is particularly revealed, the aggression and hostility between Tom and his mother reaches a boiling point.  Tom's mood is as dark as the storm that rages outside the apartment.  He is contrasted with Jim O'Connor the gentleman caller who is charming, sure of himself and an easy talker.  Tom's character, on the other hand emerges as even more angry and resentful that he has been during the entire play.  His behavior has been cruel and indifferent towards his mother and his sister and Amanda demands to know why. 

The final break in the relationship...

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