Blanche

Blanche
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  • Blanche DuBois is an English teacher in her 30s. She has lost her home (Belle Reve) and is seeking a new place to stay. Within the many affairs (sexually) she has come to an end because of her age. For many years she now seeks for her sister, Stella, for a change and a new beginning. Avoiding reality and staying magical is her up the most vulnerability in the play.
  • Scene 8: Blanche's birthday dinner. "I am the King around here!" -Stanley
  • In this scene, Stanley loses control and power over his wife and sister-in-law (women) and decided to take back his position. This shows that in society in the 1940s, men have the overcoming power, meaning that women had to obey the men simply because they had more control. This demonstrates that gender roles in the 1940s were all about men with control, leaving women in trapped situations.
  • Scene 9: Blanche's and Mitch's Last meet. "I don't want realism. I want magic!" -Blanche
  • In this scene, Blanche refuses to show her plain face to Mitch but fails. As a result, Mitch left her for good. Women in the 1940s needed to be appealing in order to be accepted demonstrating that with gender roles, looks and appearance are important. Blanche bluffed about her past affairs with wealthy people but it was a lie to get people to like her. This scene explained why Blanche was hiding her face from Mitch because she very well knew he would not accept her by her real looks.
  • These two scenes contribute to the aspect of humanity. Men are considered more powerful than women. This brings up that society is only run by power and control instead of equality and understanding. As time went on, humanity has evolved to progress more equality and fairness by giving women more opportunities and equal power like men.
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