Glass Menagerie: Relationship Between Jim And Laur Essay

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Glass Menagerie: Relationship Between Jim And Laura

In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone,
and an example of this is that he called Laura "Blue Roses". He was being friendly when he
nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn't really talk to each other. That was
basically under the only circumstances that they actually talked. The only reason that Jim
asked Laura what was the matter in the first place, was because she was out of school for
a long time and he was just a little concerned like anyone that is your all around nice
and friendly type of person would do.Jim was confident about himself all throughout high
school. Laura was not. Evidence to prove Jim's confidentiality in himself is when Tom is
telling us about Jim, "He seemed to move in the continual spotlight...He was always
running or bounding, never just walking."(pg.61)Evidence from the text to prove Laura
wasn't very confident in herself, is when she says, "Yes, it was so hard for me, getting
upstairs. I had that brace on my leg - it clumped so loud!...I had to go clumping all the
way up the aisle with everyone watching!"(pg.94)Jim was always in the company of others.
Evidence of this is, "He seemed to move in a continual spotlight. He was a star in
basketball, captain of the debating club, president of the senior class and the glee club
and he sang the male lead in the annual light operas."(pg.61) Laura was the exact opposite
of him. She was a bit of a wallflower. She did not like being around other people because
she thought that they were mocking her, so this is why she tried to just blend in with the
crowd.Jim had fond memories of his time in high school. As Tom would say, "He was a star
in basketball, captain of the debating club, president of the senior class and the glee
club and he sang the male lead in the annual light operas."(pg.61) This is the memories
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