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    Commentary on Scene Eleven focusing on the speech in A Streetcar Named Desire Scene Eleven in A Streetcar Named Desire is significant. It depicts a concrete and clear view of Blanche's character and highlights the theme of death. It, most importantly, generates the audience's sympathy which is not depicted in the first part of the play. The scene takes place a few weeks after the rape. This is indicated in the stage directions: "it is some weeks later." The setting which is presented

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    fast-moving, vigorous asperity of the modern world and New Orleans. Blanche, quite literally, summarises her attitude to such cultural differences in the line "maybe he's what we need to mix with our blood now that we've lost Belle Reve and have to go on without Belle Reve to protect us." In this sense, she views the male to be a figure of security and protection, perhaps the only worldly perception that she shares with her opposition whose chauvinism exposes a characteristically defined view of

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    into conflict. The South, old and new, is an important theme of the play. Blanche and her sister come from a dying world. The life and pretensions of their world are becoming a thing of memory: to drive home the point, the family mansion is called "Belle Reve," or Beautiful Dream. The old life may have been something beautiful, but it is gone forever. Yet Blanche clings to pretensions of aristocracy. She is now as poor as Stanley and Stella, but she cannot help but look down on the humble Kowalski apartment

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    arrives in New Orleans and immediately starts telling stories she conjured up. The moment she steps foot into Stanley’s and Stella’s apartment she creates this upper class world that she’s from while deliberately avoiding any discussion involving Belle Reve. One of first lies Blanche tells is that consuming too many drinks isn’t good for a women’s reputation when we for a fact know she already consumed a cup of whisky before Stella entered. Blanche downed the whisky instead of taking sips which suggest

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    A Streetcar Named Desire is a play of multifaceted themes and diverse characters with the main antagonists of the play, Blanche and Stanley infused by their polarized attitudes towards reality and society ‘structured on the basis of the oppositions past/present and paradise lost/present chaos’(*1). The effect of these conflicting views is the mental deterioration of Blanche’s cerebral health that, it has been said; Stanley an insensitive brute destroyed Blanche with cruel relish and is the architect

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    analyzing the theory of Sigmund Freud to Blanche, it seems as if she has an innate motive that influence her to have these illusions and false notions.Blanche is suffering from past experiences beginning with the loss of her husband, the loss of Belle Reve, and the loss of her job as a Literature teacher in Laurel which resulted in a downfall on her life. Throughout the play she tries to avoid the guilt by engaging in sexual activities with strangers, constantly trying to avoid the truth, seeking

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    Sympathy for Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire Can we view Stanley sympathetically in scene 3? However to be able to view Stanley sympathetically we need to understand his emotion and mentality, before we make a full judgment on him. I personally feel Stanley is a harsh character but I also believe he is pushed into doing such actions and I cannot help feel that if Blanche had not visited none of this would have happened. In this particular scene I do sympathise with Stanley and I will

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    A Streetcar Named Desire In what way can A Streetcar Named Desire be seen as an exploration of”old” America versus the “new” America? In the play, Blanche represents old America and Stanley represents new America. Why Blanche represents old America is because of her way of thinking, lifestyle and values. When Blanche walks into the room where the guys are playing poker, there is a great example of how Blanche represents old and Stanley new. When she walks in, the guys are sitting around the table

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    Empathy is a fundamental human connection, it allows us to strengthen relationships and build a stronger character. In Tennessee Williams play Streetcar Named Desire Blanche is weakened by the lack of a basic human trait. The lack of empathy that Blanche gives and receives greatly affects her poor resilience to Hardships in her life. Thus, causing her to be an emotional train wreck and a highly flawed character. Blanche often receives no empathy through her character because of her inability to

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    Symbolism, Imagery and Allegory in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams said, in the foreword to Camino Real, "a symbol in a play has only one legitimate purpose, which is to say a thing more directly and simply and beautifully than it could be said in words." Symbolism is used, along with imagery and allegory to that effect in both Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire. Both plays tend to share the same kinds of symbols and motifs; sometimes

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