Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire

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blanche is a whore

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  • Hey you all, I'm Blanche DuBois. I came down to New Orleans to be with Stella, my little sister. I try to be diamond in the ruff when men are around. I imagine most of what I desire, but in my eyes, I do not lie. I want a man who makes me feel like the fleur epanouie that I am.
  • "What you are talking about is brutal desire-just-Desire!-The name of that rattle-trap street-car that bangs through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another..." (pg.70)
  • Referring to the relationship of Stanley and Stella.
  • This is relative to gender due to her referring the apparent duty of women of the 1940's. She willingly stated that it is the women whom does "breeding" which sounds as if it were a job or obligation.
  • It is gender commentary due to her assuming that Stanley is practically allowed to treat Stella in whatever method suits him. All of which she is blinded by the sexual intensity of their relationship. In other words, is turning a blind eye on domestic abuse.
  • What he wants is my companionship. Having great wealth sometimes makes people lonely! A cultivated woman, a woman of intelligence and breeding, can enrich a man's life--immeasurably! I have those things to offer, and this doesn't take them away. Physical beauty is passing. A transitory possession. But beauty of the mind and richness of the spirit and tenderness of the heart--and I have all of those things--aren't taken away, but grow! Increase with the years! How strange that I should be called a destitute woman! When I have all of these treasures locked in my heart. (pg. 136)
  • The two moments presented demonstrates the mentality of a described elite women. Along with Stella, Blanche is attempting to start a family with the correct man. However history is not much different from today, to this day, it is still traditional for the men to do tasks around the house,along with certain tasks to be done around the house and kitchen area. The two quotes demonstrates the opinion of an outside being invited into an unbalanced residence. This could be relatable to life due to such events to be similar to current complications in relationships by which one attempts to notify another but does not respond to the advice. Blanche, being the apparent big sister, attempts to fix the path of her sister, but instead realizes that what Stella has with Stanley is something that she desires.
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