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This is Blanche DuBios, she is the symbol of feminism beauty, charm and class. She wants everyone to adore and admire her, at all times. Her ex-husband used her as a cover up for his true sexuality. She wishes to cleanse herself of her mistakes and past and wants someone to take care of her, someone who will love her for who she is, despite her fatal flaws. "She is a ho, fo sho" -Carr
Tell Blanche that her dress looks nice, it will make her feel better.
This scene shows how Blanche wants everyone to admire her. The only way she feels good is when other people tell her that she looks good. This moment illustrates how women seek approval from others to feel secure. This relates to current society because everyone, not just women, seek approval from those around them, and Tennessee Williams uses Blanche's personality to show how we all want to seem important or significant enough to be complimented or admired.
Now run along, now, quickly! It would be nice to keep you, but I've got to be good - and keep my hands off children.
SHE'S A COUGAR!
This moment shows Blanche kissing a young paper boy and reveals some of Blanche's past when she was a teacher and she had relations with one of her students and also explains why she was driven out of the town she taught in. Tennessee Williams uses Blanche's actions to show how used to seek approval and how women used to only feel beautiful if a man wanted them, so she went after this young man to make herself feel better because she realizes her fading beauty and wants to prove to herself that she is still beautiful.
The author uses Blanche's actions to show how women have grown and adapted to current society and how you need to change and move on or else you will be trapped in your ways and cause your own downfall. Blanche's constant seeking of approval shows how she was scared and instead of confronting her fears and telling the truth, she hid behind the bottle and kept lying to hide her other lies. She had a tragic downfall that all characters witnessed, the author uses Blanche being sent to a mental hopstital as a metaphor that if you do not change you will remain prisoner and a slave to your past and must forgive and forget or else you will bury yourself to the point where you can not climb out.
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