Sibling Rivalry In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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Blanche’s anger of being lonely results in her envious feelings towards her sister, so she plans to devastate her sister’s life and this creates the idea of sibling rivalry ( DiGaetani 69). For instance, in the first she comments on her sister’s apartment saying “What are you doing in a place like this?” (Williams 19). Her comment reflects her malice feelings, because she is homeless and her sister is living in an apartment with her husband. Moreover, Blanche insists on describing Stanley with rough descriptions in front of her sister, she told Stella “you are married to a madman”( Williams 64). In addition, she described Stanley as being a “ Pig”. Williams demonstrates another theme which reflects Blanche’s anxiety which is Death. When she was living at Belle Reve, she suffers from the scenes she viewed of people’s death. For example, she described “ Margret, that dreadful way ! So big with it, it couldn’t…show more content…
When the polka music rises up, Blanche remembers her husband because this music is linked with the death of Allan grey Blanche’s husband, because it was the music they were dancing on ( Tischler 53 ). Moreover, the split of the coke on Blanche’s clothes symbolizes the split of her husband’s blood on her. Blanche’s excessive bathing throughout the play reflects her remorse and her desire to be cleansed from her sin. The most obvious symbol in the play is its title. Blanche’s first words in the play is “ They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at-Elysian Fields! ” (Williams 15). So this reflects her desire to escape from reality. The last element that the author depends on to show Blanche’s arrogance is light. She refuses to meet people in bright light in order not to show others her faded
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