I am the narrator of the play, also a character in it. The other characters are my mother, Amanda, sister, Laura and a gentleman caller who appears in the final scenes. He is the most realistic character in the play, being an emissary from a world of reality that we were somehow set apart from. But since i have a poets weakness for symbols, I am using this character also a symbol; he is the long-delayed but always expected something that we live for.
I've just been out walking mother!
Laura where have you been going when you've gone out pretending that you are going to business college.
Don't you dare to-
House, house! Who pays rent on it, who makes a slave of himself to-
Find one that's clean-living-doesn't drink and ask him out for sister!
For sister! To meet! Get acquainted!
I bet it was! you're eloquent as an oyster. however he will know about Laura when he gets here. When he sees how lovely and sweet and pretty she is, he'll thank his lucky star we asked him to dinner.