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  • Stanley enters his home carrying a "red-stained package" which he "heaves" at Stella.
  • Meat!
  • I oughta go home pretty soon.
  • I gotta sick mother. She don't go to sleep until I come in at night.
  • Shut up.
  • This first moment depicts Mitch as the gentleman that Blanche was first attracted to while Stanley scolds him for showing his emotional side by going home during a poker game, even if it is for his mother. This scene helps to make a strong statement about gender roles in society because Stanley's actions imply that a man should do whatever he feels like without a woman interfering in his decision making.
  • [She backs out of sight. He advances and disappears. There is the sound of a blow. Stella cries out. There is grappling and cursing. Something is overturned with a crash.]
  • Drunk--drunk-- animal thing, you! You lay your hands on me and I'll--
  • This scene shows how easy it is for Stanley to become violent. Once Stella challenges his power over her by calling Stanley names, he reassures himself with violence. This is scene makes a strong statement on gender roles because Stella is attracted to Stanley's assertiveness but it is always accompanied by violence.
  • Blanche and Stella both want men who assert themselves but endure abuse as a consequence. This is like life because our society enforces strict gender roles in relationships between men and women that allow men to take as much control as they want while teaching women that they should not challenge these roles.
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