Blanche’s Monologue The passage cited from “A Streetcar Named Desire” reveals the uncommon aspects of her character: the ideal notion of love and seething desire within herself, sexual struggle and conflict, pretentiousness of the ‘grand’ lady and the financially strained woman. It seems like Blanche’ ranting toward Stella but it actually likes Blanche talks to herself. First of all, after yesterday’s poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley’s sweet words and frank actions persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him. On the one hand, Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley’s violent behaviors.
Stanley attacked Blanche and she did not want him to do that. She was so terrified that she grab a bottle and hit Stanley with it. The straw that really broke the camel 's back was when “Stanley raped
A Streetcar Named Desire was produced and directed in 1951 by Elia Kazan. Based on the play written by Tennessee Williams, the film follows Blanche DuBois as she leaves her beloved hometown, Belle Reeve, and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski and husband, Stanley. Blanches flirtatious but traumatized personality causes problems for Stella and Stanley whose relationship is based off of sexual desires. Blanche is going through a battle in which she finds herself guilty for her late husbands suicide and this distress eventually leads to a huge conflict in the Kowalski household. Vivien Leigh played the dramatic Blanch DuBois and received an Oscar for the best female in a leading role.
Grace Nixon Dr. Brian Lewis English 2012 22 November 2015 Blanche DuBois: Hero or Villain? What came first, the chicken or the egg? With so many answers and different reasoning for each, this question can be extremely difficult to answer. While reading A Streetcar Named Desire, a play by Tennessee Williams dealing with the struggle of Blanche DuBois to fit in with an ever-changing society after losing her family home of Belle Reve, the reader may be left with a similarly challenging question to answer: is Williams sympathetic towards the character of Blanche, or does he condemn her character and behavior to make a statement to the larger audience about the effects of promiscuous actions? Many critics have sought to answer this question using
Self-aware following Blanche’s dehumanizing ridicule, Stanley self-assuredly maintains his humanity, yet privately. Blanche obstructs Stanley’s capacity to sleep with Stella, consequently arousing his self-doubt. Stanley’s rape of Blanche demonstrates he is possessive in his desire to restore his identity. During her stay with the Kowalskis, Blanche punctures Stanley’s foundation, and he scrambles to restore it. Yet his quivering inner-dialogue demonstrates the futility of his conquest.
Usually when a character is very demanding, the way they act towards others is rude and obnoxious. Blanche and Stanley do clash heads a lot, but they are both antithetical to those close to them. Blanche expects everyone to listen to her and sees herself as the center of attention. She wants everyone and everything to be all about her and the main thing she wants is to be desired. Blanche cannot really have what she wants because she changes her moods on everyone and so it causes people to treat her the opposite from how she wants to be treated.
Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams uses symbolism to reveal aspects about the characters. Williams uses light and dark to symbolize Blanche’s need to live in an illusion showing how people often struggle to accept the harsh truth of reality. Throughout the play Blanche tries to hide who she really is and creates her own fantasy to live in. One of the first times we see Blanche start to set up her illusion is through the use of the paper lantern. Blanche asks Mitch to place a paper lantern over the light bulb in the room claiming she “can’t stand a naked light bulb” (Williams, 60).
His straightforward, practical nature makes him “boom” out of impatience (46) and demands Blanche to cut straight to the point when she tries to talk in an indirect, subtle manner as befit a Southern gentlewoman. In contrast, Blanche, besides conducting her conversation subtly and indirectly, also enjoys refinement such as “art, poetry, and music” (83). She shields the lamp with paper lanterns and sprays the house with perfume, both refinements intolerable to Stanley, who tears them down at the last
“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a tremendously enjoyable, deep, and thematic play written by Tennessee Williams in 1951. Poker games play a big part in the drama. The poker game in the play is a metaphor that reflects the interactions of the characters throughout the play. The story is set in the great city of New Orleans where Blanche visits her sister Stella and her working class husband, Stanley. Specifically, Stanley and Blanche don’t like each other.
She exhorts her sister Stella to leave beastly brother-in-law Stanley but Stella does not mind so this monologue presents Blanche's growl. Through this growl, Blanche articulates a sign of dissatisfaction, deeply horror, and fear due to Stanley's propensity for violence. First of all, this part is like standing at the points of Stella's sister, Blanche hopes her sister is safe sound. Actually, Blanche stands at the point of herself, an old south women to keeps herself away from