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  • Addition Throughout The Novel Blanche
    982 words
    Tennessee William's novel, A Streetcar Named Desire, is the story of the brutish Stanley Kowalski and his meek wife Stella, a New Orleans couple whose lives are turned upside down with the arrival of Stella's neurotic, Southern belle sister Blanche who is immediately drawn into a battle of wills with Stanley. Blanche's childlike helplessness, romantic desires, and pretensions to aristocracy completely collapse when Stanley's ruthless exposure of her past brings about Blanche's final disintegrati...
  • Stanley And Blanche On Their Respective Levels
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    Analyzing A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by most people to be his most flawless masterpiece. This is because Williams work blends both tragic and comic elements together. He shows the true nature of the hero and doesnt let the reader judge the characters based on one single action. Most readers think because there are so many tragic events that take place through out the story that it is indeed a tragic story. The comical circumstances encount...
  • Help Blanche
    355 words
    What does Williams say about illusions and how are they important / dangerous to us? Tennessee Williams' protagonist, Blanche Dubois, is a woman struggling to escape the faults of her past and secure a new life for herself. Her many mistakes have turned her life upside down and created a host of problems for her to deal with. To help her deal with the extreme direness of her existence, Blanche often creates fantasies and delusions to make her life seem more stable than it actually is. Although B...
  • Blanche Unlike Stella
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    Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. Joseph Krutch, author of Twentieth Century Interpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire wrote, "The authors perceptions remain subtle and delicate... The final impression left is, surprisingly enough not of sensationalism but of subtlety" (38.) As in many of Williams's plays deeper meanings are understood only through close examination of each scene. The read...
  • Woods And Blanche
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    In Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the character of Blanche Dubois is a vivid example of the use of symbolism throughout the play. Blanche wants to view things in an unrealistic way. "I don't want realism. I want magic... I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell truth, I tell what ought to be truth... ". (Blanche p. 117). She doesn't want reality; instead she wishes to view a rose-colored version of life that goes along with her old-fashioned ...
  • Conclusion The Two Characters Blanche And Amanda
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    Struggles Within: A Comparison of Amana d Wingfield And Blanche Dubois In today's rough and tough world, there seems to be no room for failure. The pressure to succeed in life sometimes seems unreasonable. Others often set expectations for people too high. This forces that person to develop ways to take the stress and tension out of their lives in their own individual ways. In the plays "The Glass Menagerie" and " A Streetcar Named Desire" written by Tennessee Williams, none of the characters ar...
  • Relationship Holden And Blanche
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    Outline Thesis statement: The relationship Holden and Blanche have between family and people in society leads them to an inner turmoil, which eventually results in their psychological breakdowns. I. Family. Positive relationships in The Catcher in the Rye. 1. Phoebe is the only person who Holden needs 2. Holden is proud of D. B's accomplishments 3. Holden truly admires the personality Allie had.) "He was two years younger than I was, but he was about fifty more times intelligent" (38). B. Positi...
  • Relationship Between Blanche And Mitch
    800 words
    A Streetcar Named Desire: Condemning Those Who Treat Others With Harshness andCrueltyOne of the main themes expressed by Tennessee Williams in his play, A Streetcar Named Desire, is to condemn those who display cruelty and harshness in their treatment of others, especially those who are weak and vulnerable. Three characters who demonstrate these insensitive qualities are Blanche, Mitch, and Stanley. Whether the cruelty is deliberate or not, it results in the destruction of others, both physicall...
  • One's Idea Of A Tragic Agent
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    A Streetcar Named Desire To state the obvious, a tragic agent is one that is the subject of a tragic event or happening. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois is this agent. She experiences numerous things, and has certain dynamics that solidify her tragic elements. Many essayists describe these elements and they give clear conceptions of her tragic nature. Aristotle has written of many qualities one must have in order to fit in the "tragic" category. Firstly, Aristotle contends that a tra...
  • Mitch And Blanche
    712 words
    Following the departure of Blanche, the men continue their poker game. Mitch appears to be lost in a different world. His thoughts are pre-occupied with Blanche and their affair. Stanley suddenly snaps at Mitch, which really aggravates him. The two men have a long dispute concerning Blanche. Mitch gets up and leave. He strolls around town, not wishing to return home. He recalls the times he spent with Blanche. A long tape of memories runs through his mind. Upon his return home, that night, Mitch...
  • Plays In Blanche's Mind
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    Summary In Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley and Stella Kowalski, newlyweds, live in a neglected but amiable part of New Orleans. One day Blanche, Stella's sister, comes to visit, setting up the conflict of the play: an emotional struggle between the tough, harsh, blunt Stanley and the fragile, delicate gentility of Blanche. Blanche and Stella used to live on a Southern plantation, but Stella gave up the ways of the Southern gentry when she met the uncultured Stanley. Me...
  • Blanche's Past To Mitch
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    Character Analysis Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell 'A Streetcar Named Desire', written by Tennessee Williams in 1947, introduces a variety of characters, whose origins differ in nationality, background and beliefs. I would like to analyze Harold Mitchell, better known as Mitch, whose unusual personality and attitude caught my attention and motivated me to write this commentary on him. Mitch is indeed the most passive character in the play. He has the same poor working class background as Stanley, but he...
  • Stanley And Blanche
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    A streetcar named desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams and is about the two basic humans drives; which are death and desire. The two main drives could be representative of the state of America after WWI a country wavering between a dying past and the adolescent new world. The reader / viewer of the play will experience these two basic drives through the characters culture, background, imagery, music and symbols. For the characters to have the direct effect of representing the text's un...
  • Blanche And Stanley As The Play
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    In the play, A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams, the two main characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski are strongly portrayed as polar opposites when they are first introduced in the play. The two characters' differences are seen through their appearances, since Blanche is portrayed as a delicate moth while Stanley is portrayed as anomalistic. They are different by interests, Blanche loves to be admired and pampered while Stanley likes to be more laid back and at ease. ...
  • Scene Six Blanche
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    A Streetcar Named Desire Midst Tennessee William's play, A streetcar Named Desire, is based on the tragedies of a family. The main character is Blanche DuBois, she is a troubled middle age women fighting demons with in her own head. She is also a victim of her own thoughts, and one in reality. Blanche comes from a rich family and married when she was very young. Her husband was disorderly and performed un greatly in front of Blanche. This made Blanche very upset and angry at her husband. Later o...
  • Blanche's Past
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    Tennesse Williams classic play "A Streetcar Named Desire" is the story of a gentle soul caught between 2 different worlds. Blanche DuBois is caught between the past and the present. She wishes to relive her comfortable past but is forced to endure the terrible present. Blanche cannot bear the reality of the present and so creates a fantasy world to live in. Eventually this frail world collapses around her due to all the tragedy she suffers - loneliness, rape, death, loss - and she is pushed over...
  • Conflicts Blanche
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    Nicole Bonar There is a deep definition of the word tragedy that is set in a Greek drama. There are basic points to this definition. The basic points are the miscalculations of the protagonist, the two conflicts of the principles they are torn on and the protagonist comes to a point when she has to cross the situation. This essay will describe these qualities in the character Blanche as a tragic heroine. The first reason why Blanche is a tragic heroine is because of her miscalculations. She had ...
  • Stanley And Blanche On Their Respective Levels
    1,260 words
    Tennessee Williams? A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by many critics to be what is called a flawed masterpiece. This is because William's work utilizes and wonderfully blends both tragic and comic elements that serve to shroud the true nature of the hero and heroine thereby not allowing the reader to judge them on solid actuality. Hence, Williams has been compared to writers such as Shakespeare who in literature have created a sense of ambiguity and uncertainty in finding a sole? view or a...
  • Blanche's Fantasies
    602 words
    But, honey, you know as well as I do that a single girl, a girl alone in the world has got to keep a firm hold on her emotions or she? ll be lost!? Blanche DuBois, the tragically poignant character of Tennessee Williams? notable play A Streetcar Named Desire, compensated for her disheveled past with fantasies. Scarred by the abrupt suicide of her husband Allen Grey, Blanche gradually slipped into a world governed by her delusions. For instance, she was overtaken with loneliness so she embarked o...
  • Action Left Blanche With A Bad Reputation
    874 words
    A Streetcar Named Desire By: Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire takes place from spring through early fall in a two-story building on a street in New Orleans. The main character of this book is Blanche DuBois. Blanche is Stella's younger sister who has come to visit Stella and her husband Stanley in New Orleans. After their first meeting Stanley develops a strong dislike for Blanche and everything associated with her. Among the things Stanley dislikes about Blanche are her "spoiled-girl...

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