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Glass Menagerie - Jim Case

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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


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


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


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