Harold Bloom New York: Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008. 115-29. Print. Paris, Bernard. “Journey to the Inner Station.” Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
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She is dated. Her speech, manners and habi... ... middle of paper ... ... Adler, Thomas. A Streetcar Named Desire: The Moth and the Lantern. New York: Twayne, 1990. Baym, Nina et al, eds.
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Both women have lost someone they cared for, and so seek to hold, and unintentionally suffocate, those they have left. A major problem that both Blanche and Amanda face is their misconception of reality and the "New South." "The predominant theme of these plays is Southern womanhood helpless in the grip of the new world, while its old world of social position and financial security is a paradise lost (Gassner 78). They are victims of a society that taught them that virtue, attractiveness, and gentility all led to happiness. When tragedy strikes, Blanche and Amanda are unable to adjust to modem society and eventually withdraw into the securities of the past.
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