Blanche's Desire In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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3.3.3 Blanche’s Inexplicable Envy There are essential differences between Stella and Blanche, Stella, a self-sacrifice wife with inescapable duty to her husband and her sister. In the French Quarter, there all seems to be noisy with flower women and paperboys, but for Blanche, it’s merely isolated, Therefore, Blanche’s loneliness and desertion gradually overcome her emotion. When witnessing Stella suffers from the brutalities of Stanley throughout the play, Stanley attempts to uncover Blanche’s lies by taking her social mask brutally off. Blanche tries to persuade her sister to leave him. Blanche tells Stella that Stanley is common. “He acts like a animal, has an animal’s habits—There’s even something—subhuman about him”(Williams 100). Blanche…show more content…
Stella: Haven't you ever ridden on that street-car? Stella’s so-called true love between her and Stanley increases the gloom of her mind. She feels as though she could hardly endure such a life. But Incomplete and partial resistance never get her jump out of the rut, and her irrational fight could not guide her to the real happiness but to inevitable annihilation. That is to say, in conflict with herself and her environment, her partial resistance of this kind signals her impending doom. 3.3.4 The Refusal of her gentleman callers For a long history, subordination is symbolic of the ideal of the woman in every society, which dominates conservative gender norms in Southern American. This ideal presents a woman is deprived of possessions and withdraws quietly to the background, subordinating her life and needs to those of her family and its male head. She has to play the perfect roles of a dutiful daughter,
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