Trustworthiness In A Streetcar Named Desire

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Opposing from The Great Gatsby’s representation of trustworthiness, A Streetcar Named Desire represents the ideology of trustworthiness through Blanches delusional thoughts, aggravated by her horrid past and silenced trauma. Many Character including Stella and Mitch place trust within Blanche who ultimately betrays them. Blanche’s representation of trust is through acts of sexual desire as she believe it to be a Method of coping for her past relationships. “[Blanche] [doesn’t] want realism. [Blanche] want[s] magic! [Mitch laughs] Yes, yes, magic! [Blanche] try[s] to give that to people. [Blanche] misrepresent things to them. [Blanche] [doesn’t] tell the truth, [Blanche] tell[s] what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it! – Don’t turn the light on!” (William 9. 43). With such a large amount of mental deterioration to Blanche, its hard for her to decipher reality from fantasy. Blanche doesn’t see the repercussions of putting trust into people. Although Mitch speaks as a soft-spoken person who appreciates Blanche as well as respects her courage due to her background, he still doubts her and doesn’t regard Blanche as anything more than an acquaintance. Whereas Blanche informs Mitch about her and he only adds more of a mental torment. The paradoxical can be viewed with Blanche too, as she abuses trust within the people she meets along the way. Most notably with her sister Stella. Upon the arrival of Blanche, she gives very little reason as to why she decided to leave her residence and move in with her sister and brother in law. After word gets out about Blanches past, she…show more content…
Through many of the characters in both arts, acts of deception deceive them eventually leading them to their greatest
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