Glass Menagerie : Amanda and Jim Comparison

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Two of the main characters in Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie are Jim O'Connor and Amanda Wingfield. Amanda is a Southern Episcopalian and the typical southern belle. Jim is an Irish Catholic that is not much of a gentleman, which is seen when he calls his ex, Emily, a kraut-head. Amanda is very protective of her children. She does not want Tom to turn out like his father and he wants Laura to find a husband. Jim has a short attention span, as seen when he takes out the gum when the flavor is gone. However, Amanda and Jim are alike in many ways.

Amanda and Jim would both like the best for Laura and give her advice on what she needs to do in life. Amanda makes the suggestion to have gentlemen callers and to find a hus

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