Similarities Between Tennessee Williams And Blue Jasmine

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a book from 1947 written by Tennessee Williams. Blanche DuBois is an English teacher from Mississippi who comes to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella Kowalski. Blanche cannot believe how Stella could be married to Stanley Kowalski who is a Polish, violent and cruel man. She had shown signs of mental instability, but when Stanley reveals information about Blanche’s past to her lover Mitch it all goes downhill for her. Blue Jasmine is a film from 2014 directed by Woody Allen. Jasmine Francis is the wife of Hal, who is a wealthy socialite in Manhattan. Hal is sent to prison for stealing money from investors leaving Jasmine with nothing. She moves in with her sister Ginger in San Francisco who dates several men that Jasmine does not approve of. Even though Jasmine is trying to start over, she reflects back on her past life that was abruptly ripped away from her. By analyzing the emotional cores of Blanche and Jasmine through a description of the similarities and differences between them, we can get a better understanding of how they are fundamentally different. There are many similarities that can be seen between Blanche and Jasmine such as their state of mental health. Towards the end of the book and film, both of them are on the verge of insanity and show signs of it throughout the storyline. There is already a hint in the beginning of the movie that something is abnormal about Jasmine: “MAN: Who’s that woman you were talking to? LADY:
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