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Date added: July 7, 1996
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But he also, withdraws into his illusions to escape the never-ending conflicts with his mother and his frustration about his monotone, meaningless life. During the play, Tom often mentions "the movies" he's going to all the time, which represent his attempt to escape all this and to give him the illusion of adventure...
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The same goes for the fire escape to where Tom often withdraws whenever the "fire" of conflict and arguing with Amanda gets too hot. Tom's attitude toward his sister puzzles the reader, since even though he clearly cares for her, he is frequently indifferent and even cruel. Not once in the play does he behave kindly or lovingly toward Laura, not even when he knocks down her glass menagerie...
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