In The Glass Menagerie, what does Amanda hope for Laura?
Amanda hopes that Laura will get married to a nice man and settle down. She imagines all manner of gentleman callers for her and is thrilled when one does finally materialize, in the shape of Tom and Laura's old schoolmate, Jim O'Connor. However, things do not end the way she hoped, as Jim turns out to be already engaged.
What Amanda really tries to do is to mould Laura in her own image, as a popular and romantically-inclined young woman. Amanda endlessly harks back to her own days when she was a Southern Belle and a resounding social success,...
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In the novel "The Glass Menagerie" by Tenesse Williams, Amanda hopes the Laura will find a gentleman caller and wed. Especially since Amanda had plentiful gentleman callers when she was young. The reason why she hopes so much is because it is hard for Laura, since she is crippled. She couldn't even handle a busniess course at college, she was unskilled. A woman cannot be single and unskilled, how will she support herself! So Amanda wants Laura to get married so she will have a future without sorrow and loneliness.