A Streetcar Named Desire - Blanche Dubois by karen jassiel on Prezi
Quotations & Analysis: a chunk of meat at her indicates how she has no control in their relationship. [carefully pouring herself a drink] “Tell you what, Blanche?” Stella is very calm in comparison to Blanche as she “carefully” pours her drink. Furthermore, the appeal of the play lies not only in Blanche but also in Stella, . relationship between Blanche and Stanley grows even more strained. . Haridon Londré quotes Kazan, who argues that “to find protection, which in the tradition. Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about Marriage in A in Streetcar is the dynamic between Stanley and Stella – not the relationship Quote #2. STELLA Can I come watch? (). Mitch will later tell Blanche that.Streetcar Scene 1 2 Sisters: Blanche and Stella
Stella, Stanley, Blanche, and Mitch. Stella is Stanley's wife and Blanche's sister. Throughout the play, Stella is sympathetic towards Blanche. However, she never commits to act for Stella because that would require rebelling against Stanley's authority.
The play centers around Blanche and her conflicts with identity and happiness. Blanche represented the "dying out" of the old south.
He represented the new south: Mitch, a friend of Stanley's, was more gentlemanly refined than Stanley. At one point in the play, he even considers marrying Blanche. The plot unfolds as Blanche, with her poorly-disguised and unstable circumstances, vies with the headstrong and selfish Stanley for authority and acceptance. The Antagonist Transforms into a Victim In the beginning of the play When Blanche first arrives from Laurel Missouri, she immediately becomes the antagonist: She looks like a high bread women who wants to destroy her sisters marriage for her own personal gain.
She seems to believed that she deserves special treatment.
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Evidence points to the fact that she sold her family's estate, "Belle Reve", and squandered all the proceeds on fine clothes. It is important to note that, in the beginning, we do not know Blanche's background. We do not know why she thinks the way she does. And most of all, we do not know that what seems to be true is, indeed, true. As the play progresses Stanley develops his case against Blanche. At the end of the play The "antagonist" turns into a victim.
In the end, Stanley went so far as to have Blanche sent off to a mental asylum. The audience is allowed to share Blanche's view and past struggles. She begins to look something like a heroine. Without fighting back, Blanche succumbs to Stanley's authority. The audience experiences sadness. For the most part, the other characters did not display much emotion. Stella was deeply saddened; however, Blanche was forgotten.
However, her story lives on in the minds of the audience. The Social Conflict Between Appearance and Reality Blanche had freedom of expression, but only at the inward disdain of the others. Stanley was a very blunt, rough, and authoritative. He was not not used to Blanche's personality, he disliked her because he felt that she threatened his authority.
Stanley more so than the other characters realizes that Blanche's outward appearance and personality were merely facades which she created in order to protect herself.
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Stanley attacked Blanche's weakest link: He sought to destroy Blanche by exposing her to the world. As the play progresses, Stanley's scheme works. Stella and Mitch slowly gravitate away from Blanche.
They judge Blanche and her past at face value; they focus only on discovering her past mistakes and flaws. They see that Blanche was immoral in her past relations with men and looked no further. Their dislike and mistrust of her grows. She can't stand a vulgar remark or a vulgar action. She would never willingly hurt someone. She doesn't want realism; she prefers magic.
She doesn't always tell the truth, but she tells "what ought to be truth. She is, in general, one of Williams' characters who do not belong in this world. And her type will always be at the mercy of the brutal, realistic world. Early in her life, Blanche had married a young boy who had a softness and tenderness "which wasn't like a man's," even though he "wasn't the least bit effeminate looking.
They went that night to a dance where a polka was playing. In the middle of the dance, Blanche told her young husband that he disgusted her. This deliberate act of cruelty on Blanche's part caused her young husband to commit suicide.
Earlier, her love had been like a "blinding light," and since that night Blanche has never had any light stronger than a dim candle. Blanche has always thought she failed her young lover when he most needed her.
She felt also that she was cruel to him in a way that Stanley would like to be cruel to her. And Blanche's entire life has been affected by this early tragic event. Immediately following this event, Blanche was subjected to a series of deaths in her family and the ultimate loss of the ancestral home.
The deaths were ugly, slow, and tortuous. They illustrated the ugliness and brutality of life.
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To escape from these brutalities and to escape from the lonely void created by her young husband's death, Blanche turned to alcohol and sexual promiscuity. The alcohol helped her to forget. When troubled, the dance tune that was playing when Allan committed suicide haunts her until she drinks enough so as to hear the shot which then signals the end of the music. Blanche gives herself to men for other reasons.
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She feels that she had failed her young husband in some way. Therefore, she tries to alleviate her guilt by giving herself at random to other young men. He was as good as a lamb when I came back and he's really very, very ashamed of himself.
Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one! There's something even sub-human-something not quite to the stage of humanity yet! Yes, something - ape-like about him Thousands and thousands of years have passed him right by, and there he is - Stanley Kowalksi - survivor of the stone age! And you - you here - waiting for him! Maybe he'll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet! I want to deceive him enough to make him - want me It would be nice to keep you, but I've got to be good - and keep my hands off children.
I don't want you to think that I am severe and old maid schoolteacherish or anything like that I guess it's just that I have - old-fashioned ideals!
And I need somebody, too.
Could it be - you and me, Blanche? They got wised up after two or three dates with her and then they quit, and she goes on to another, the same old line, same old act, same old hooey! But the town was too small for this to go on forever!