1.The dreams contrast with the reality of Wingfield’s existence day-to day because Amanda is not accepting the reality of her existence, but referring to where she used to live and the old “Southern Bell” attitude. She pushes very hard for her daughter to had the same dreams that she does but she does not see really what her daughter wants for herself. 2.The menagerie suggests fragility and beauty. Laura is a fragile person who is also beautiful. She is easily broken and her home is her protective box. It is hard for her to be out of it. The unicorn is unique and different, just like Laura. 3.Jim coming to their home for dinner is a big deal. Amanda wants to find someone for her daughter to insure her marriage and she is just a very controlling person. Laura is very scared and her mother makes it a big deal. 4.He realizes that he is attracted to her but he was confused about his reaction over the kiss. He also determines that he is not unattached and cant feel free to date Laura, so he apologizes. 5.It is ironic because Amanda lives in dreams. Getting ideas into her own head and Laura’s head about a wonderful future. She manufactures illusions to telling Laura how her future would be like. I don’t feel like there is any truth to Tom being like that. 6.Tom Wingfield seems to be the protagonist in this play.
7.Tom will always feel guilty about leaving Laura and feels like he is loyal to her (so never really leaves her), but achieves his goals of writing which is an attempt to “free” himself. 8.I feel like all of those that were added gave the play a sense of reality and made you really feel like you were watching a play. I think the producers of the play were wise to keep it in.