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Streetcar Blanche Project

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  • Introduction
  • First Key Moment - Quote
  • First Key Moment - Explanation
  • This is Stanley Kowalski. His family is from Poland, but avoid calling him anything other than American or Polish. His main interests are bowling, sex, and gambling. Did I mention he enjoys sex?
  • Second Key Moment - Quote
  • STANLEY Don’t ever talk that way to me! "What do you think you two are? A pair of queens? Remember what Huey Long said – "Every Man is a King!" And I am the King around here, so don’t forget it!
  • Second Key Moment - Explanation
  • Stanley is not happy with being disrespected by his wife and her sister. He claims he is the "king" meaning he is the one in power. He does not want to be sassed by a woman.
  • Analysis of BOTH Moments
  • "The center of his life has been pleasure with women, the giving and taking of it, not with weak indulgence. He sizes women up with a glance, with sexual clarifications, crude images flashing into his mind and determining the way he smiles at them. "
  • As a man, he feels that sex puts him in control. He is tired of Blanche pretending to be the queen around the house, so he rapes her to show her who the real boss is.
  • Stanley bases his life of of sex and looks. Since he is the man, he assumes he is the one in control and with all the power. He does not allow women to become too confident with themselves, or they might fight back.
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