A Streetcar named Desire

A Streetcar named Desire

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  • “Never inside, I didn't lie in my heart...”
  • “I'll tell you what I want. Magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misinterpret things to them. I don't tell the truth. I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it!
  • Your quite the flirty one
  • Blanche DuBois is a woman who cares about nothing but their social life, and a man’s opinion of her, and her physical appearance She scared people will see the real her and won’t like her. Her comfortableness in the dark, and shadows  symbolizes her hiding her flaws. She is also scared of life because of her past marriage failures. She feels neglected and unaccepted to the world she also feels she’s not good enough for any man.
  • “Because of hard knocks My vanity been given. What i mean is he thinks im sort of prim and proper you know! I want to deceive him enough for him to want me.”
  • I wonder if they think i'm cute?
  • what a pretty lady
  • you kind of thick ma
  • Blanche is a unique character throughout the play. She has her own kind of personality and a different viewpoint on life, this builds her character and helps construct the plot of the play. Blanche just wants to be seen as a young gorgeous girl but her confidence is affected by her age. Men are supposed to be the ones that make a fool out of women throughout the play but Blanche does a pretty good job of doing the same, or at least trying to.
  • “Compliments to women about their looks...some of them give themselves credit for more than they've got.”
  • This quote is a gender commentary because it begins with Blanche, a female trying to get attention and compliments from men, and Stanley not giving her a compliment because he thinks women think too highly of themselves when they receive them. The play is conveying that women need approval and attention from men to feel good about themselves and men not giving women attention because they will gain a sense or feeling of power or dominance.
  • Tennessee Williams uses Blanche to make a strong statement about gender in several different ways Blanche is very sensitive woman who becomes extremely unstable. Throughout the play she tries to get as much attention and is consuming her life with attention. In this play it correlates to real-life because they are saying all women are sensitive and need attention. So as long as men keep portraying themselves as dominant, and women go along with it, Women wont have any power and will not be able to do anything fro themselves 
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