Character Analysis: A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

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“Playwright Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi” (“Tennessee Williams”). Tennessee Williams was one of the most prominent playwrights in history. The way he conducted plays were dramatic, eye opening and ahead of his time. Tennessee Williams was a white Southern male who grew up in one the harshest time periods in America. It was a more strict time period with old idealistic ways. Tennessee Williams showed a different side of literature; where everything is not perfect and subtle but rather harsh. Harshness of reality is what he focused on. Certain ideas that some playwrights avoided, he exploited. In Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois is a arrogant liar who lives in a false reality. 2. Blanche Dubois is well known for being a liar; she lies about her past, drinking and age. Blanche lies about things all the time to keep her mental state from breaking down . Her lie’s symbolize a brick wall that can not be destructed; The absolute truth is the only thing that could possibly break down her wall of lies that she has put up for so long. Blanche is a insecure woman so she has to lie about the smallest things. She hides her age in the play more often than less. “I call her little in spite of the fact that she’s somewhat older than I.” (Williams 55) Blanche tells Mitch that Stella is her older sister. This indefinitely not the case, Blanche is older she just does not want to look dependent on her younger sister.
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