Blanche And Stanley Relationship Analysis

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The 1947 play “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams tells the story of the sweet, polite, but willfully oblivious Blanche DuBois’ difficult relationship with her rough & tough brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. When Blanche loses the family plantation, she travels to the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, to visit and temporarily live with her sister, Stella. Blanche is in her thirties and, with no money, she has nowhere else to go. Problems arise between Stanley and Blanche when Blanche begins a series of lies and half-truths, and belittles Stanley, labeling him as “common” and “barbaric”. Things escalate between the two because of Stanley’s drunken rage taken out on Stella, but also because Stanley begins to become suspicious and aware of Blanche’s many lies and cover-ups. Conflicts form and grow out of control and…show more content…
Many tales of romance will portray the facade that opposites attract, but in most cases, that is simply untrue. Stanley is bold when Blanche is timid. Stanley is barbaric when Blanche is civilized. Stanley is masculine and Blanche is feminine. In almost every instance, it is clear to see that Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois are polar opposites. As is well known, the two did not get along in any way, shape, or form. Every chance for debate was taken in the Kowalski household, and all the arguments lead to complete disaster and tragedy for Blanche. This case of opposites did not render attraction from either party; it actually did the contrary. Their mutual friendship and awkward relationship was destined to fail from the beginning because of all the circumstances that were not in their favor. To conclude, neither one of the two protagonists are to blame for the conflict between them because they have complete opposite personalities and thought processes. It was destined to fail, and destiny told the
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