Character Comparisons; Comparing Two Characters, One from Streetcar Named Desire and Another from Death of a Salesman
Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche Du Bois
In the Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois is first introduced having dressed in white and symbolizing chastity and innocence. As sensitive, aristocratic, and refined as it is, the beauty depicts an appearance resembling a moth. Blanche comes from a background that is aristocratic. Her job, as an English teacher, as well as her home are all lost and in turn, she comes to stay in her sister’s house for a while, Stella, who stays with her husband Stanley, a coarse polish. Her lover passed away and since then she has changed her life completely. Blanche is seen to be a misfit in the …show more content…
Blanche appears to be an escapist who hides from truth and bright lights. Her nature was too delicate to bear with the current day existence reality, which is too painful to her. She further convinces herself that she is pure, as her inner soul was fully away and never involved in her physical encounters. In response, she considers herself prim, proper, and virtuous, and hence dismisses them. This is what destroys her last prospect of marriage, that is, her attempt to appear good and virtuous. After meeting a close friend of Stanley, Mitch, his sensitive mild nature had drawn her. However, he loves her believing that she was innocent and pure. She fully plays her part in the courtship perfectly, such that she even confirms that she is different from other girls, in that, she is not as easy as many girls are.
Mitch is quite horrible after discovering Blanches past, feeling that he has been