Blanche DuBois Essays

  • Blanche Dubois Symbolism

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    named Blanche Dubois who is described as a southern bell. She is revealed to the readers as a complex person. Desperate need of attention, Blanche who is Stella’s older sister, arrives to visit Stella and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. As Stanley and Blanche are introduced, he acquires a dislike for Blanche. Through a careful analysis of Blanche in Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, one may see how her character reveals symbolism and imagery to help convey the idea that Blanche is

  • Blanche Dubois Quotes

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    Blanche’s In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois is the main character and protagonist of the story. Blanche was a schoolteacher in Laurel, Mississippi until she got fired by her boss for having an affair with a student. Blanche tells Stanley later in the story that she lost Belle Reve, the house her and Stella grew up in, due to bankruptcy. Her husband killed himself because she caught him having an affair with another man. Blanche actively tries to persuade people that she is elegant,

  • How Is Blanche Dubois Sympathetic

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    Desire by Tennessee Williams, Tennessee Williams did accomplish in making Blanche Dubois, the most sympathetic character in the story. To witnessing her husband in bed with another man, from losing her job and house to being raped by her sister’s husband can make one feel sensitive and compassionate towards others experiences, like Blanche Dubois. The other characters experiences cannot measure to the same trauma Blanche Dubois has went through and that correlates to making her appear to be the most

  • Research Paper On Blanche Dubois

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    importance of facing it head-on. Blanche is a complex character who uses various tactics to cope with her traumatic past and present reality. One of the primary methods she employs is the creation of illusions to escape the harshness of the world around her. Illusion plays a crucial role for the character Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire as an example of the importance of facing reality and the consequences of trying to escape it. Blanche Dubois is a character who struggles

  • Literary Analysis Of Blanche Dubois

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    woman, Blanche DuBois, who is very secretive about her past and does not expose her true intentions of coming to live with her younger sister Stella. As the play goes on Stanley, Stella’s husband, starts to dig into the dark past that terrorizes Blanche when they begin to have a conflict with each other. In Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois

  • Blanche Dubois Quotes

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    shade cover to see Blanche under full light (scene nine, page 144). "MITCH: What it means is I’ve never had a real good look at you, Blanche. Let’s turn the light on here. BLANCHE: [fearfully]: Light? Which light? What for? MITCH: This one with the paper thing on it. [He tears the paper lantern off the light bulb. She utters a frightened gasp.] BLANCHE: What did you do that for? MITCH: So I can look at you good and plain!” (Williams 144). Motif Throughout the play, Blanche avoids light; she prefers

  • Blanche Dubois Monologue

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    down. Blanche, Allan, and Robert, his old friend, arrive at the Moon Lake Casino. They drive past a lake and onto the sidewalk, where Blanche grinds Allan’s car to a halt. They stagger out of the vehicle and Allan and Robert’s faces are full of glee, as they giggle uncontrollably. Allan seems lifeless as he holds a bottle of red wine, the likely culprit of the crimson stain on Blanche’s favorite outfit: her white blouse. The entrance of the casino is buzzing with loud music and voices. Blanche hobbles

  • Phenomenological Analysis Of Blanche Dubois

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    The character I chose to write about is Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. From the opening scene I was intrigued by her character and was compelled almost immediately to watching her story develop and to pay close attention to her erratic behavior. Five minutes into the film and you recognize Blanche displays a wide range of emotions, and those rather quickly. What was most fascinating to me was the lack of congruence Blanche possessed between her actual self and her ideal self, therefore

  • Blanche Dubois Mental Illness

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    Blanche Dubois from A Streetcar Named Desire, is a main character that shows characteristic traits of low self esteem and a personality disorder throughout the play. Blanche is also known to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, as she blames herself for the death of her young husband, Allan. Allan commits suicide due to Blanche’s reaction to his sexual orientation. Blanche felt betrayed and unloved by Allan as she said things in anger. To escape from her reality, she often imagines herself

  • Blanche Dubois In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    are negatively affected by their past events, such as in the case of Blanche DuBois, a character in the play, A Streetcar named Desire. Blanche DuBois’s relation to the past causes her to have pedophiliac behavior as well as flirtatious and insecure attitudes. Blanche DuBois arrives in the household of Stanley and Stella Kowalski dressed in white, the symbol of purity and innocence. She is sensitive, refined and intelligent. Blanche prefers imagination over realism, which makes her character too fragile

  • Blanche Dubois Character Analysis Essay

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    Blanche Dubois Character Analysis Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, is a well written play with a diverse cast of characters. The characters Williams focuses on in the play most include Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kowalski, Stella Kowalski, and Mitch. The story is about a young woman, Blanche Dubois, who is in her early thirties. She takes the summer to move in with her sister and brother-in-law. At this point, Blanche attempts to gather her life to produce a better future. Blanche

  • Blanche Dubois In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Kowalski has to make a critical decision. During the entire show Blanche DuBois is staying with her sister, Stella. While she is there Blanche becomes more and more deranged, and as the show continues Blanche lies about her life and how she came to stay with her sister. Due to Blanche Dubois’ daft mannerisms, her sister made the suitable decision to send her to a mental institution. Stella Kowalski has a child on the way, and if Blanche has a mental disorder it will be extremely hard to care for a

  • Blanche Dubois In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Tennessee Williams introduced Blanche DuBois, who had such a horrific past that she felt as if she had to cover it up and lie to the people of whom she cared about. As a young girl, Blanche had married a boy by the name of Allan Grey, but she soon realized that he had been seeing another man. After confronting Allan about his affair, he felt ashamed and made the abrupt decision to end his life, thus causing Blanche to turn to other men for comfort. Living at the Flamingo

  • Blanche Dubois Character Analysis Essay

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    Character Analysis of Blanche DuBois One of the main characters in a play by Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire is Blanche DuBois. Blanche is a victim of her upbringing and the changing times she lives in. She was born to aristocratic family and raised to be taken care of. This romantic, art, music and poetry loving soul is unprepared for the world she lives in and she is deeply affected by all the tragedies in her life. She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which

  • Blanche Dubois In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Blanche Dubois is a complex character, as like her first name Blanche seems pure and innocent in the beginning, but as the play continues it is shown that Blanche is not the pure, innocent girl she portrays herself to be. In fact, Blanche has a dark past that conflicts with who she truly wants to be and be seen as. Blanche creates a façade of an angelic woman who is of high esteem, is independent and has never known indignity, however, her true self is the complete opposite of who she wants to be

  • Blanche Dubois Sexual Desire Analysis

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    especially apparent in the characterization of Blanche DuBois, a pretentious upper class southern belle with strong erotic tendencies and an ostentatious personality. Coming from a rich life to having no money and no one to love has caused a complete shift in her personality. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois’ overt sexual desires, inability to accept reality, and unwillingness to let go of the past leads to her ultimate undoing. Blanche DuBois first came to New Orleans to stay with her sister

  • Blanche Dubois Research Paper Outline

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    Tennessee Williams utilizes Blanche Dubois as a character who caught herself between the world of the past and refuses to accept the reality of the present and, so, chooses to escape reality through fantasies and illusion which is what ultimately leads to her destruction. Tennessee Williams uses motifs such as music, sounds, shadows, bathing, and social class status to essentially illuminate the embodiment of choice and the power it has over the soul ; thus, he uses Blanche Dubois to portray how catastrophic

  • Why Did Blanche Dubois Committed Suicide

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    Talking about Blanche Dubois in the streetcar named desire play, this is a tragedy figure in mid-20 century of Tennessee William. There were many things happen in her life which least to a sexual addicted, lost, conflict figure. At the young age, she had a quick love and got marriage with her first love Allan. I think she just want to have free life with love, no matter what, she can pay for her love. There was a miserable had changed after she found the truth about her husband. It was not popular

  • Blanche Dubois In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Blanche is delicate, refined and sensitive. She is cultured and intelligent and cannot stand a vulgar remark or ‘vulgar action’. She doesn't want realism, she prefers magic. She doesn't always tell the truth but tells “what ought to be the truth”. Yet she has lived a life that would make the most corrupt person seem so spineless. She is, in general someone who doesn't belong in the world of realism. She seems to belong in a world of ‘fairies’. Her character will always be at the mercy of the cruel

  • A Character Analysis Of Blanche Dubois In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    A Character Analysis of Blanche Dubois in the Play “A Streetcar Named Desire” Blanche Dubois is the protagonist of one of Tennessee William’s most famous plays A Streetcar Named Desire. It was first performed on Broadway in 1947. It won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the careers of the playwright, director (Eliza Kazan), and several of the actors (Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Karl Malden, and Kim Hunter). Blanche Dubois is probably one of the dramatic characters who has called the attention of