A Streetcar Named Desire Scene Analysis

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Scene 2, of A Street Car Named Desire, in the movie and the playwright is a particular scene that stood out. This is the part when Stanley questions Blanche about losing Belle Reve and if there were papers to prove it. Stella asked Stanley not to question her sister because she is under a lot of stress. This part of the play is important because the main characters’ personality and relationships toward each other start to stand out.
Stanley’s aggressive nature starts to develop as starts to get angry at how Blanche is trying not to talk about the loss Belle Reve. He also starts to show a little possessiveness he has over Stella, his wife, and Blanche’s sister. He not only thinks that Belle Reve belongs to his wife but he thinks what is hers
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Her taking baths symbolize her need to cleanse herself and to keep her emotionally stable and rejuvenating. After everything Blanche has been through she thinks a bath will help her emotionally. Then it turns to the part where Stanley and Stella are arguing about Blanche, Belle Reve, and the baby. This part of the scene is when Stella tells Stanley about going to French Quarter with Blanche and tells him to be nice to Blanche because she is upset about the loss of Belle Reve and not to mention the baby. This shows that Stella does not want to upset Blanche and it also shows how delicate Blanche’s nerves …show more content…
She tries to get Stanley to button up her dress. This shows how she tries to emphasize her femininity but as a masculine aggressive figure, Stanley is not swindled by her femininity and sexual desire. Stanley lashes out Blanche and yells, “Now let’s cut the re-bop!” He wants to get straight to the point. He is tired of Blanche trying to use her charm on him to beat around the bush about the loss of Belle Rev. Then Stella tries to come in and mediate. The external argument is about Belle Reve but the internal situation is a power struggle between Stanley and Blanche over

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