A Streetcar Named Desire Empathy Analysis

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In Tennesse Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” he explores the idea of how an individual’s resilience is shaped by empathy. A person who is able to have empathy benefits from high self-esteem, reduced loneliness, and a strong sense of who they are, and in doing so become more resilient. Empathy assists resilience through developing strong supportive relationships. Williams’ shows the relationship between empathy and resilience through the character Blanche. Blanche struggles to empathize with others thus making her vulnerable and less resilient to change. Blanche lives in a delusional world by neglecting the consequences of her actions. Blanche, in her younger years, comes from the south -southern belle, a symbol of beauty and innocence.
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