These rumors were a threat to what she has created in order to help her with the chaos in her life. Although she tried to build a new life with Stella, Stanley never gave in to her act and was constantly suspicious of her actions. Stanley's constant investigations and interrogations on Blanche’s old life. This is a representation of reality is starting to creep in of Blanche's newly created life. From the beginning Stanley has doubted Blanche, this is seen as he went through Blanche's things with Stella, questioning her belongings, “has she got this stuff out of teacher's pay?”(2.33).
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire Williams frequently demonstrates illusion vs reality threw his main character Blanche. Blanche is coping with her past life by creating lies to cover up her mistakes, eventually like all lies the truth is brought to light causing Blanche to have a series of mental breakdowns,eventually causing her to be mentally unstable. She is then incapable of distinguishing reality from her own illusions and has tricked herself into her own game. Blanche is introduced to the audience wearing a beautiful white suit with a fluffy bodice, pearl necklace and earrings,white gloves and white hat.(Act 1, Scene 1, Pg.15).
Stella is demonstrated to live her life consumed with illusion until the final scene of the play where, as Blanche is taken away and loses her mental stability, Stella realises the problems that she may have caused by not defending Blanche from Stanley, as she is blinded by her own illusions of her relationship Stanley. Stella lives in denial of her abusive relationship with Stanley by creating excuses and illusions that everything is fine. This is evidenced when Stella says “You’re making too much fuss”, therefore it is obvious that Stella is used to the abuse she receives from Stanley and shows to Blanche that it is a regular thing that would happen to women in New Orleans, however she creates the illusion that it is okay or that it does not happen, as she dismisses giving any information on it. This could be a portrayal of her Southern Belle
Abigail’s Malfeasance Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman philosopher and writer, once said. For example, in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail blames and accuses others; however, she was really the center of the problem. Consequently, Abigail is the one person to blame for the Salem Witch Trials getting so out of hand. She systematically accuses more and more people, all for her agenda of being with John Proctor, and continually ramps up the hysteria whenever the villagers had reason to doubt her. Therefore, Abigail should take the blame for the Salem Witch Trials, not the town as a whole.
The play written by William Shakespeare of The Taming of the Shrew has a broad narrative about two sisters named Kate and Bianca. These two characters have an immense variation in their personalities which adds to the interest of the plot, and is a main source of conflict the play as well. As of Act Three, Kate’s and Bianca’s personality have played a crucial role in the development of the introductory storyline. Personally, comprehending that these two characters are sisters is profoundly atrocious.
In the beginning of the work, the reader is exposed to Blanche’s dishonest personality when she lies about drinking alcohol. As the play progresses it becomes more apparent that Blanche is hiding something. For example, Blanche does not go into great detail when Stanley asks about the letters in her trunk and her sumptuous outfits. Stanley catches on to Blanche’s secrets when a friend of his tells him about Blanche’s affairs at the Flamingo Hotel. Upon Blanche’s confrontation with Stanley, she denies all evidence against her and lies to conceal the truth.
In the book “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, the main character Edna Pontellier, is faced with many troubles. One of her troubles is the internal conflict of her facing herself and realizing her own identity. She is constantly under pressure to be the person she is expected to be by her peers, friends, and family. She ultimately does being to break free and find her identity even if it did mean that she must kill herself in order to do so. Edna is constantly under pressure from all of the people around her.
301617- A Streetcar Named Desire Lying as well as deception is a common theme in A Streetcar Named Desire for the characters. There is Blanche, whom, because of her deception and lying which has played a bigger role on the other characters than she goes and realizes. Blanche stated in scene two of A Streetcar
Both Dimmesdale and Hester commited the same sin of adultery, resulting in Pearl. However, because Hester confessed the sin early on, she had the rest of her life to try and change the purpose of her scarlet A to mean something more than just sin. Which she succeeds in, the people refused to interpret the scarlet letter for sin and instead for “Able.” Soon after, the people had almost forgotten what the original meaning of the scarlet letter was. On the contrary Dimmesdale doesn’t confess his sin and lives a terrible life of self-harming and guilt.
The play A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams is a very dynamic and vibrant play in which has a lot of excitement and clamour as tension builds up through the music, use of violence, stage directions, contrast of characters and even through madness. Vulnerability in this play is present in almost every character as society imposes stereotypical aspects on every one of them including Stanley, that has to be the traditional controlling and dominant male, Stella the traditional, obedient house-wife and Blanche is clearly not accepted due to her promiscuousity- and the time period doen 't help her either. This vulnerability highlights the theme of appearance vs reality since the image that everyone tries to portray in which society has imposed on them is not who they really are since Stanley looses control and becomes monstrous due to his alcoholism and when his masculinity is threatened, hence uses violence, while Blanche doesn 't deliver the image of the stereotypical submissive woman society claims she should be as she has a very unstable mind- seen through the Varsouviana and alcoholism she ineffectively tries to hide. Stanley is the stereotypical, dominant man that always gets his way, is in full control of his household and can get away with everything, including with the rape of Blanche in which Stella, the submissive silent wife that she is supposed to be, silently accepts and ignores.
Blanche’s suppression begins after Allen’s death. For Blanche his death opened up a floodgate of fear and desire which she could not manage. After Allen’s death Blanche was filled with fear, fear that she would end up alone and become a spinster. This panic "drove [her] from one [man] to another, hunting for some protection”(117). As well Blanche states that when she met her husband, she “made the discovery-love.
In short, the duplicity of Nora’s nature accounts for her morally ambiguous which serve as a major source of conflict to her relationship and the play 's plot as a hole. It is her ambiguity that keeps the reader from defining Nora and choosing a definitive side in the conflict. That is to say, that many readers find it hard to support Nora and her feministic rise above the societally accepted views of the time period when the question of her subsequent turn from family and her children also comes into view. She remains in the proverbial grey area, hidden from the clear cut values of black and white-- good and evil. Furthermore, Nora’s ambiguous nature drives the conflicts in the play, acting as the source of tension between her and her husband, Dr. Rank, and Krogstad as her decision to overlook the laws in an effort to save her husband prove a perilous decision in regards to her way of life.
Opposing from The Great Gatsby’s representation of trustworthiness, A Streetcar Named Desire represents the ideology of trustworthiness through Blanches delusional thoughts, aggravated by her horrid past and silenced trauma. Many Character including Stella and Mitch place trust within Blanche who ultimately betrays them. Blanche’s representation of trust is through acts of sexual desire as she believe it to be a Method of coping for her past relationships. “[Blanche] [doesn’t] want realism. [Blanche] want[s] magic!