Blanche Dubois Monologue Analysis

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Blanche's Growl This Blanche Dubois' monologue is a famous speech. After yesterday's poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley's sweet words and frank actions unexpectedly persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him in the end. Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley's behaviors and live with him for a long time. 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…show more content…
At the beginning, a monologue is a lengthy speech by a single person to express his or her private thoughts (Abrams 188). Blanche speaks her private comments of Stanley and Stanley overhears all so these resentments of Stanley will become a partial motivation that Stanley rapes Blanche. Second, Blanche is an antiquated relic of an old Southern society. Stanley stands for new second or third-generation immigrant and the new type of American. He lacks education, spirituality, and elegance. Blanche's monologue suggests that the death of the South's agrarian culture leads to a decrease of American civilization and the new Americans are staying on the evolutionary stages. Third, this monologue does not give us a direct confrontation between Blanche and Stanley. But instead and equally important, there is a confrontation between the two classes, old money and new money. Although the age already had a change, the old money still keeps their prejudices and stereotype of new money and fantasy and illusion of their past
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