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    Blanche Dubois, a refined and delicate woman plagued by bad nerves, makes her first appearance in scene one of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. She unexpectedly arrives in New Orleans to visit her sister Stella Kowalski who ran away after their father’s death. Upon their reunion, Blanche is sharp-tongued and quick to state her shock over the unsavory status of the apartment in comparison to the luxurious plantation where the two sisters were raised. Though dissatisfied by the living

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    Character Analysis: Blanche Dubois

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    character of the play is Ms. Blanche Dubois, a widowed, middle age, “southern bell” hiding from her own reality. Stella, Blanche’s younger sister is married to an animal, Stanley Kowalski. Mitch, Stanley’s friend, is Blanche’s last chance at happiness that she will never reach. According to Joseph Riddel, “Life is a living division of two warring principles, desire and decorum, and she is the victim of civilizations attempt to reconcile the two in a morality” (17). In the play Blanche is stuck between two

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    In the play A Streetcar Named Desire author Tennessee Williams writes about Blanche DuBois, a woman who is seeking help from her older sister Stella Kowalski. Blanche comes to stay with Stella and her husband Stanley after finding out that Blanche and Stella’s childhood home had been taken from under them. The play goes on to show the dramatic downfall of what is Blanche DuBois. Throughout the play we see her slowly break down till finally she is pushed over the edge. William's uses a great deal

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    Why Is Blanche Dubois Presented As a Sympathetic Character? ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ written by Tennessee Williams is set in the French Quarter of Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Blanche Dubois, a Southern Belle on a battle between illusion and reality is the tragic protagonist of Tennessee Williams' play, grew up on a plantation called Belle Reve (a French phrase meaning "beautiful dream"). Throughout her childhood and adolescent years, Blanche grew accustomed to refinement and wealth. As the estate's

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    Throughout Tennessee William’s play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Blanche Dubois exemplified several tragic flaws. She suffered from her haunting past; her inability to overcome; her desire to be someone else; and from the cruel, animalistic treatment she received from Stanley. Sadly, her sister Stella also played a role in her downfall. All of these factors ultimately led to Blanche’s tragic breakdown in the end. Blanche could not accept her past and overcome it. She was passionately in love with

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    The Real Blanche DuBois

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    The characters in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, most notably Blanche, demonstrates the quality of “being misplaced” and “being torn away from out chosen image of what and who we are” throughout the entirety of the play. Blanche could be seen as the central character for “being torn away from (her) chosen image”, as the image she projects to the world gets cruelly ripped away from her through a series of events that lead to her demise. Blanche is described as being “moth like”, meaning that she has to

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    Blanche DuBois is a character full of life tragedies and struggles with her internal conflicts throughout the play. The first introduction of Blanche portrays her as a more cultured and highly sophisticated individual, than the average local in Elysian Fields. Dubois was quick to claim to be from an upper class of society, by daintily dressing in white suite with a fluffy bodice, necklace and earnings of pearl, white gloves and hat (Williams 95). The color white usually signified something that

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    BLANCHE DUBOIS: THE ANTITHESIS OF A MODERN WOMAN "Blanche DuBois, in 'A Streetcar Named Desire', is what a critic Ruby Cohn calls Williams' 'masterpiece contradiction'". (Bloom 70) Tennessee Williams is considered to be one of the most renowned playwrights of the twentieth century in American Literary History. As a playwright, he is best known for writing 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', and 'The Glass Menagerie'. Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire', focuses on the declining

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    Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

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    character of Blanche Dubois at first appeared to be a weak self-absorbed southern woman, when really what started coming from her character was a flawed personality. What is not known is whether this is something that runs in the family, or has only shown itself through Blanche. Since this was during a time when mental illness was not yet studied deeply, the way Blanche is treated while succumbing to her illness and how she was sent off to the mental hospital was rather archaic. Blanche is the central

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    (Mood 43). “He [Williams] continued this study with Blanche Dubois of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947).” Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire is epitome of full-bodied male pulchritude and Williams’ most radiant symbol of virility. “In A Streetcar Named Desire the Southern gentlewoman, the last representative of a dying culture, is to delicate to with land the crudeness and decay surrounding her [Blanche Dubois]” (Mood 45). Blanche Dubois the last relic of the decade Southern plantation “Belle

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