Blanche is an old southern Belle who expects the man to be a gentleman and in her level of class, scene 10 “A cultivated woman, a woman of intelligence and breeding, can enrich a man’s life” (Williams, 1947) this is how Blanche intertwines the past and present as past women were only there to be seen, look after the house and provide children and present Blanche could be seen to be past her prime. Blanche is representing the past as she is still dress in grand dress white moth Ironically Blanche appears in the first scene dressed in white, “the symbol of
“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a very elegant film in which the Southern gothic culture is demonstrated profoundly. Tennessee Williams uses the characters in the play to bring about a sense of how corrupt society truly was in the 1940’s in the South. The 1940’s was marked by an immense amount of violence, alcoholism, and poverty. Women at the time were treated as objects rather than people. Throughout the play Tennessee Williams relates the aspects of Southern society to the characters in the play.
In Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois measures her family’s successes and failures against a standard that she believes reflects the social values of the Old South - the pre-war South in which Blanche grew up. She uses her reminiscences and behaviors to construct herself - to other characters and to the audience - as a Southern Belle: a representative of a group of highborn women from the antebellum South. As the play unfolds, however, it becomes clear not only that Blanche cannot live up to the Southern Belles code, but also that her ideas of the Old South are as illusory as the other self-deceptions to which she is subject. Confronted by the harsh reality of post-war America, Blanche finds comfort in escapism,
Individuals are free to shape their own identities through familiarity, environments, and relationships as shown in A Streetcar Named Desire and “A Daily Joy to Be Alive”. In the play a common sense of familiarity helps to shape the identities of Stella and the speaker of the poem. It can be inferred that Stella replaced her sister Blanche’s bossy and authoritative behavior with Stanley’s. Stella tells Blanche “I like to wait on you, Blanche. It makes it seem more like home”(pg 93).
Native American women have always power within them, but with the arrival of colonists came the arrival of sexism. Today, indigenous women are beginning to thrive in American leadership and are once again tribal leaders like they were pre-colonialism. Even the most successful Native American women have faced unbelievable adversity, commonly including poverty in early life and sexism. But they also share rich traditions, female role models, and Native feminism. Throughout “Ogimah Ikwe: Native Women and Their Path to Leadership,” Lajimodiere shows how the common threads of tribal ties, female role models, off-reservation education, and Native feminism influenced successful contemporary Native American women today.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner and Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell are two novels with many contrasting ideas. Although both authors wrote their books to appeal to different time periods, Dashner and Orwell both develop the idea of the necessity of freedom throughout their novel. This idea is brought up in both novels by using extended metaphors to represent life, the illustration of authoritarian governments and the theme of hope. In The Maze Runner by James Dashner the maze is an extended metaphor. Similarly in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four Oceania represents and extended metaphor as well.
However, in reality, symbols can interpret what we experience as humans in our lives that can be characterized as symbols in a story we create. In Faulkner 's case, he did an outstanding job in connecting his past experiences in the civil war by symbolizing the falling of the south in conjunction with the symbols in the story. Moreover, in "A Rose for Emily" the symbols that are embedded within the story, create a new kind of depth as well as emphasizing the importance of every aspect that is in the story that Faulkner had in
The main protagonist of “A streetcar named desire” is Blanche. Blanche was working as an english teacher, and she has a high interest in fashion. Blanche is dependent on males and women complimenting her looks, here is an quote illustrating my point: “And admire her dress and tell her she 's looking wonderful. That 's important with Blanche. Her little weakness!” As we can see, Blanche has a lot of focus on how she looks, but this quote also shows
A Streetcar Named Desire can be seen as a modern tragedy because Blanche, who could be considered protagonist, is working against a tide of unstoppable change. Whereas protagonists in other tragedies work mainly against their own mistakes and flaws, Blanche must also deal with the changing times in America: The industrialization of the South during and after WWI and WWII, the end of the old plantations, immigrants, like the Polish Stanley, moving into the South. In Blanche's mind these indicate the end of simplicity, and she fails to cope with the realities. American literature after WWII often relies on these same themes of change in tragedy. The protagonist not only has no control over their tragic flaw, but also cannot navigate the outside world which once was simple.
Also William shows that the new south still has bit of the old south and that is mainly shown through Stanley and Blanche, whereas Blanche depicts the old south which had mentality not accepting others and putting yourself in a high regard. Stanley represent how the oppressive nature that is usually from the south old is there, however he does represent the new south with his diversity and background, which Louisiana was going through. Mitch also represent the new south as the new south
Summary of the article De-centering the South De-centering the South: America 's Nationwide White Supremacist Order After Reconstruction is an article written by Desmond S. King and Stephen G. N. Tuck. It explores the deplorable state of racism in the southern states of the USA during the late 19th century and early 20th century, and the efforts of one man to fight it. One of the most prominent African-American leaders of that period was a man called Thomas Fortune. Once a slave in the South, Fortune was too aware of America’s race problem. In 1879, he left the south and moved to New York where he became an editor of several African-American newspapers.
Costly discusses how Congress created the Freedman’s Bureau that tried to help to make sure former slaves were being treated and paid well by their employers. Costly also discusses the South Carolina Black Code and how it only applied to “persons of color”; the codes included labor contracts, civil rights, vagrancy, and other restrictions. Andrew Costly tells about the how the northern protesting the Black Codes because they felt as if
The author argue hat because the salve is "dogged through life by poverty, fear, and oppression" along with the toil. While the slaves of the South were saved or protected from the liberal laws.They are more dependent upon their master and that
I chose to make The Confederate States of America my topic because I live in the South and I figured this was and still is a very important part of our history. This affects everyone today because if the Union had not won, slavery could still be in effect, and the Federal Government would have less
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise, I rise, I rise.,” to become a Delta Woman. When asked to express why I should be awarded the honor & pleasure of being apart this great sorority; I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed but also very humbled. However, I am reminded of the great women Delta Sigma Theta has helped mold some of the most influential women in the world. I want to be apart of the most illustrious sorority organization.