Character Analysis: Blue Jasmine And A Streetcar Named Desire

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We all had time when, after finishing the movie, we thought of the possibilities of the movie character’s life in a modern day. When we feel sorry for the certain movie characters, we say to ourselves or people around us that things would be different if the same scenario happened in a today’s world. The film, “Blue Jasmine” (2013) by Woody Allen is a reference to the “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951) by Tennessee Williams. The “Blue Jasmine” has so many similarities with everything on the “ A Streetcar Named Desire” but at the same time, holds so many differences including different setting and even holds different significant themes. The “Blue Jasmine” does not contain the same characters with the same characteristics to show that even some of their characteristics would be different if they were in a different time period such as the modern day. In the movie, Jasmine is the main character that refers to Blanche which leads us to think that writer focused on the Blanche and came up with one possibility of Blanche’s life in a today’s world. In the film, “Blue Moon”, Jasmine is more concerned with wealth and have the ambition to have a glamorous…show more content…
However, it is changed by the author in many ways and he was able to create a change to characters but still delivered the message which character is the reference to which character. Jasmine from the “Blue Moon” is very alike and unlike at the same time to Blanche from the “A Streetcar Named Desire” At the end of the films, both of them actually loses everything and become hopeless. Their mental disorder becomes worse by the people they are surrounded and situations they face. I was hoping that Allen changes Jasmine’s destiny in the end of the movie but it was more sad ending than “ A Streetcar Named Desire”. Does sad ending movies gives us more to think and holds more meaning to the
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