Conclusion In A Streetcar Named Desire

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The Pulitzer Prize winning play A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams is a “haunting story of a faded southern beauty whose illusions about herself are at war with reality” (Tennessee Williams). After the loss of her home, Belle Reve, due to foreclosure, Blanche DuBois, a teacher from Laurel, Mississippi travels to New Orleans, Louisiana to live with her younger sister Stella and brother-in-law, Stanley. Immediately after her arrival, Blanche ordered Stella “open your pretty mouth and talk while I look around for some liquor! I know you have some liquor on the place!” (Williams 19). Due to Blanche's sudden arrival as well as her urgency to drink alcohol, Stella grew rigid and verbalized to Blanche: “Blanche, you sit down and…show more content…
However, Blanche’s arrival threatened Stella's relationship with Stanley. For example, in scene four, Blanche advises Stella to leave Stanley for physically assaulting her. Blanche began to question Stella asking her “How can you come back in this place last night? Why, must you have slept with him!”. Stella responds to Blanche by stating “Blanche id forgotten how excitable you are. You're making too much fuss about this” (Scene four). This only further infuriates Blanche;however, Stella continues to make excuses for Stanley by saying “ He didn't know what he was doing…. Hes was as good as a lamb when I came back and he's really very very ashamed” (Scene four). Blanche never truly got along with stanley either;however, Stanley was cautious of Blanche. He confirms this by saying his “rat race” style of living does not agree with Blanche’s way of life.Therefore, Stanley begins to have a mocking tone when it comes to blanche. For example, in scene seven, Stanley mocks Stella and Blanche by saying: “Soaking in the hot tub”, “And you run out an’ get her cokes, I suppose? And serve ‘em to her majesty in the tub? Moreover, When Staley got the chance to dispose of Blanche he exposed to the public her reasoning to live with Stella. Stanley confesses to Stella that he told Blanches life story to Mitch in scene seven by stating: “You're Goddam right I told him! I’d have that on my conscience the…show more content…
Stanley voices his anger by calling Stella and Blanche “A pair of queens” and making it well known that “Every man is the King”. After Stanley voices his anger Blanche becomes curious about her breakup with Mitch and begins to connect the dots. Therefore she begins to question Stella; “What happened while I was bathing? What did he tell you, Stella?” Stella responds with “nothing” Regardless of Stellas conviction Blanche presses on; “I think he told you something about Mitch and Me! You know why mitch didnt come but you won't tell me!” Blanche decides to call Mitch to gain information but to no avail Mitch did not pick up. However, it wasn't until scene ten in which Stanley became unbearable towards Blanche. Furthermore, as Stella is in the hospital about to deliver their child, Stanley decides to go home and encounters Blanche and Stanley begins to seduce Blanche; “here's something to break out on special occasions like this”. Despite, Stanley's attempt of seduction Blanche remains firm, she doesn't give Stanley her consent.Therefore hiding in her bedroom, Blanche begins to call the operator pleading for assistance; “Help me! Caught in a
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