Summary: A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire is driven by a fantasy of Blanche Dubois, who dwells illusion to hide from reality and escape from the world she live in. In the beginning of play, Blanche is introduced to Mitch, a single man, looking to settle down. Throughout the play Mitch is overwhelmed by Blanche and admires her beauty. After losing her young husband, Blanche loses all the money in funeral and eventually loses her home. We can look at Blanche’s husband death as a cause of her mental illness because she is haunted by the scene of Allan’s death in the entire play. And that’s how her grip on reality seems to slip from herself. She uses fantasy as magic that protects from reality’s harsh blow. Tennessee William uses Blanche’s fantasy to contrast
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