Blance Dubois

Page 1 of 1 - About 6 essays
  • Opposites Blance Dubois and Ignatius J. Reilly in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

    493 Words  | 2 Pages

    Blance Dubois and Ignatius J. Reilly are two characters that are complete physical opposites but are twins in their positions as societal outcasts. Both live hypocritical lives, extolling the virtues of social orders from the past as their actions oppose their supposed beliefs. While they do differ personally, they both present social commentary in the same vein—representing modern alienation from society and the self. Both refuse to integrate into the modern world, preferring to imagine it away

  • Character Study of Blance Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

    1070 Words  | 5 Pages

    Character Study of Blance Dubois Tennessee Williams was once quoted as saying that "symbols are nothing but the natural speech of drama...the purest language of plays" (Adler 30). This is clearly evident in Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. As with any of his major characters, any analysis of Blanche DuBois much consist of a dissection of the play’s dialogue, supplemented by an understanding of the “language” of symbols in which Williams often speaks. Before one can understand Blanche's character

  • The Characters of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

    1233 Words  | 5 Pages

    it is called A Streetcar Named Desire.             The drama is basically about a married couple -Stella and Stanley Kowalski- who are visited by Stella's older sister, Blanche. The drama shows the caustic feelings of these people putting Blance DuBois in the center. The drama tells the story of the pathetic mental and emotional demise of a determined, yet fragile, repressed  and delicate Southern lady born to a once-wealthy family of Mississippi planters.3  No doubt that the character of Blanche

  • Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire

    479 Words  | 2 Pages

      He was also inspired by the image of a young woman who had just been stood up by the man she was planning to marry.  The sight of her sitting alone in the moonlight led Tennessee Williams to create the infamous character of Blanche Dubois.  Together Blance Dubois and Stanley Kowalski became "household names nearly overnight", as Williams won several awards for this wonderful production. In conclusion, it can be seen from these examples that Tennessee Williams' career as a writer was greatly

  • A Street Car Named Desire by Tennesse William

    643 Words  | 3 Pages

    Tennessee William’s, A Street Car Named Desire, presents us with Blanche Dubois, a former high school English Teacher and proprietor of her family’s home the Belle Reve. Blanche is an agent of her destruction, which causes her continuous misfortune, and leads her to an emotional collapse and her incarceration in a mental institution. This is manifested through her numerous lies, alcoholism, desire to look young and sexual tendencies. Blanche’s destruction begins during her career as a high school

  • Inescapable Reality In A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

    1136 Words  | 5 Pages

    English means “paper cannot wrap fire.” This inescapable reality is demonstrated in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. The drama encompasses around a vulnerable woman in her mid-20s struggling to escape her haunting past. Her name, Blanche DuBois, means “white wood.” Ironically, she is anything but what her name suggests. Blanche is past her spring and is far from pure and innocent. She flees to her sister’s home in hope of finding some peace but instead gets involved with her aggressive brother-in-law