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    Blanche Dubois Reality

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    Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire centers on Blanche Dubois, a fading Southern belle from Laurel, Mississippi, who comes to stay with her younger sister Stella and husband Stanley Kowalski in New Orleans. Blanche is a fragile woman who constantly lives in her fantasy world to protect herself against outside threats and her own insecurities. She uses these fantasies to create an illusion to convince not only others, but herself that she is still young, admired and of social standing. In reality, Blanche is the exact opposite; middle aged, rejected and penniless. Blanche’s illusions contribute to the work as a whole by giving herself hope, acting as a coping mechanism by providing an escape from harsh realities, and contrasting with…

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    She is portrayed as a romantic being who operates as attracted to males. Her interaction with the male characters of the play begins with flirting. The dramatized depiction of DuBois is well characterized by the author. Her fantasies have a very strong relation with her reality. She is pretending to be someone else with fabricated episodes of her past and the present. The author symbolizes her character with that of a psychic being with an inconspicuous behavior (Fischer, Erika, 246) r. She lies…

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    Blanche Dubois enters the lives of Stanley and Stella Kowalski when she arrives at their apartment at Elysian Fields. The beautiful and cultured Blanche clashes with the primitive Stanley. However, unlike the cultured Blanche first seen, the real Blanche is penniless and has a history with many men. When Stanley reveals Blanche’s impure past to everybody, Blanche struggles to continue and ends up in a mental facility. The deterioration of Blanche’s character is a result of her attempts to…

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    Blanche Dubois Analysis

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    According to Cardullo, Stanley rapes Blanche “because he has been physically attracted to her from the start and has been encouraged by her at least one occasion, and is able to fuel his desire with knowledge of her checkered past in Laurel.” The rape of Blanche DuBois is a sad yet complex story element to break down. From Blanche’s arrival in New Orleans her and Stanley have been butting heads. They clearly do not get along as well as Stella had hoped. Yet, there is a strange feeling in the…

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    Blanche Dubois Flaws

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    result from unresolved internal issues. This is especially apparent in the character, Blanche DuBois and can be observed further in scene six when Blanche tells Mitch, the man she has been seeing lately, about her late husband, Allan Grey, who committed suicide and the about last tune she heard while her husband was still alive, the Varsouviana, which haunts her. This tragic event resulted in Blanche’s lewdness, promiscuity, and excessive drinking of alcohol. It was at this moment in Blanche’s…

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    I cannot choose one side or the other. In one way I sympathize because Blanche DuBois is quite the tragic figure. She seems confused and lost and lashes out in sexual ways. Perhaps the death of her husband and the circumstances surrounding him drove her mad? If that wasn’t enough then maybe the death of the rest of her relatives at Belle Reve did her in? Regardless it makes you want to have sympathy for her even though she is the protagonist in the story. She lies so much it is as though she…

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    hence, she permanently escaped into her fantasies, making her captivity to a mental institution imminent. Before losing her sanity, her deception was not only just the inception of destroying herself, but it exemplified her loneliness. She destroyed the potential to be sincerely happy with Mitch, and so, her redemption “so quickly” flees- just as “God” does (116). Blanche Dubois is aware of her inevitable fate when she falls into hysteria as the Mexican Woman sells “Flores para los muertos”…

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    Blanche DuBois: Functioning through Fantasy “We 're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we 're not alone.” This statement from Orson Welles perfectly sums up Blanche’s philosophy about life in A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche DuBois is a young woman from a formerly rich southern family. Her life has been full of mistakes and tragedies that she can’t get over. She creates a fantasy life full of millionaires…

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    A Streetcar Named Desire is one of Tennessee’s most well-known pieces of literature. Blanche DuBois is the main character and is arguably the most iconic character. There are multiple interpretations of her as well. Blanche has conflicting identities throughout the story that cause her to make bad decisions and end up in an institution. Blanche has many experiences that add to her trauma throughout her life. To begin with, Blanche was married, at a very young age, to Allan Grey. She one day…

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    Character Analysis of Blanche Dubois Born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1911, Tennessee Williams suffered through a difficult and troubling childhood. His father, Cornelius Williams, was a shoe salesman and an emotionally absent man. He became an abusive father, as his children grew older. His mother, Edwina, was a preacher’s daughter and was a spoiled southern belle. The combination of these two were likely the inspiration for the characters of Blanche and Stanley. In A Streetcar Named…

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