A Streetcar Named Desire Response Paper

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Roshni Sheth Professor Jack Cannon THR 100-1B: Group #5 9 November, 2009 Blanche DuBois: The Failing Southern Belle Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire describes Blanch DuBois’s endeavor in adjusting to life in her sister Stella Kowalski’s New Orleans home at Elysian Fields. Blanche has come from a seemingly comfortable lifestyle in Laurel, Mississippi, where she had lived on a plantation named Belle Reve. On the contrary, Blanche is attempting to escape from a miserable life in Laurel, where she had lost her home, her family fortune, and her reputation. Williams presents Blanche as the protagonist of the play by depicting her struggles with accepting the reality of her shambled life. Throughout the play, Blanche makes every effort to retain her Southern Belle image despite all of the choices she has made to completely destroy that image in Laurel. When Blanche’s character is first introduced, she appears to be a high class Southern Belle who had lived a much more sophisticated life than her sister Stella has been living. She
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course THR 100 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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