A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams Essay

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Throughout an individual’s life they encounter hardships and promising events. In addition each event, whether good or bad, has the potential to present new knowledge for future use. Consequently, not all individuals share this view. When staring reality dead in the eye, some individuals may choose to avoid the truth, and instead pursue a method of avoidance. This process is easy, however deludes the individual from admitting reality. Their self-perception emphasizes their good qualities, while simultaneously ignoring the bad ones. Thereby, they morph their reality with illusion to create an environment they can cope with and lead them to a sense of security and happiness. Nonetheless, these perceptions are justified from the sheer delusion of a better life. In Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, he presents the effect of choosing to delude one’s self-perception over admitting the truth in order to reconcile the differences of illusion and reality, and to achieve what the individual considers happiness though the actions of the characters. First Blanche Dubois, a woman who regards herself as superior and high class, is actually a disturbed individual, unwilling to face the truth of her actions. Her sister, Stella Kowalski, timid and held by the bonds of dependency on her abusive husband. Finally, Stanley Kowalski, a man who thinks he is entitled to what he wants, and expects more than he might deserve.
The main character, Blanche utilizes her naivety to alter…

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