In the Beginning Blanche comes off as a social butterfly as well as very flirtations with any man. Blanche seems to be truthful and living a lavish life, but you soon realize it's the exact opposite. Driven by her desire to find a man who treats her good she it overcome by her lying ways.
BLANCHE: 1 was fishing for a compliment, Stanley.
Compliments to women about their looks. 1 never met a woman that didn't know if she was good-looking or not without being told, and some of them give themselves credit for more than they've got.
Blanche Scene Two
This is the first time Blanche and Stanley meet and helps shapes the relationship between the two of them. Blanche fishing for compliments help show that most women in this time period didn't feel like that were attractive and they needed someone to compliment them on their looks.
BLANCHE: I want to rest! I want to breathe quietly again! Yes-I want Mitch very badly lust think! If it happens! I can leave here and not be anyone's problem. Blanche Scene Five
Driven by her desire off finding a strong man she can rely on she finally says she wants Mitch and by doing so it shows that having a male in your life in the setting of the book because the male was dominant over the female and a female that was single was considered weak.
Both key moments show that women were the minority and masculinity was a desire of women. This masculinity was able to impact the household negatively and positively. Williams was able to use Stanley's altercations with Blanche and Stella to show dominance over the women. Stanley knew that he was a supporting factor in the life's of Stella which made it nearly impossible for Stella to leave because it was hard for a women to live alone in think alone with her own beliefs of the society they lived in.