Evidence of his life’s chronicles are uncovered throughout the subtle coincidences portrayed in his writings. The essence of his characters remarkably personified the personalities of his family members and acquaintances, not to mention his own personal battles with a self-destructive and addictive nature, which afflicted him throughout his lifetime. The geographical and cultural settings of his stories, suspiciously resemble locations that he was all too familiar with. Undoubtedly, Tennessee’s interval in New Orleans, set the backdrop to one of his most prolific accomplishments, A Streetcar Named Desire. Throughout all his strug...
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...ontext with the theme. That is to say, Blanche is not completely unwilling, she has her own desires that draw her to Stanley like a moth to the light, a light she avoids, yet yearns for. She had no issues, rejecting the more powerful statue of Mitch’s sexual advancements, however when it came to Stanley, she offered no threats, rendered no calls for help, and by their previous dialog acknowledged his intent:
Stanley: Here’s something I always break out on special occasions like this. The silk pyjamas I wore on my wedding night! Blanche: Oh. (1834)
The last torment Blanche endures by the hand of Stanley, drives to her to her breaking point, inevitably forcing Stella to commit her to a mental facility. In the end, the story produces no clear victor, everyone loses, this realization culminates the circumstances of what relinquishes the accentuating tragedy of the play.
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