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[email protected] Jennifer Edwards English 2203W Prof. Pamela Bedore August 11, 2010 Loneliness and Desire Stella Vs. Blanche “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, is about domestic violence. The play starts by Blanche go to visit her sister Stella in New Orleans. Both sisters have issue that will rise to the surface. Stella who is the younger sister who has issues of domestic violence, where she is beaten by her husband Stanley. Blanche on the other-hand has a list of problems from lying to finding love. Blanche and Stella are so different in many ways such as their lives and their personalities. Stella is married to Stanley who was a control freak that always tries to control her in every kind of way. In Stella’s own way she seems to be lonely and she has no desire to leave Stanley, but the thought of taking care of her played a big part of why she doesn’t leave him. Stella in scene four tells blanche that “I’m not in anything I can’t get out of.” Stella is referring to her relationship with Stanley basically saying even though Blanche witness Stanley hitting Stella he is still a good man, because he pays the bills but he doesn’t gives her any allowance but yet she still considers him good.
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Blanche the southern bell has a great deal of issues with her which is not known to her sister but evidently it will be revealed by Stanley. Blanche carries loneliness in her life and it was to find love. Blanches’ character played her out to be a very freaky person who tries to seduce me to get what she wants from men. She is portrayed as a prostitute and a liar. Blanche lies starts to be revealed when Stanley tells Stella lie number one on (page 2227) “She moved out to the flamingo! A second-class hotel, which has the advantage of not interfering in the private social life of the personalities there! The flamingo is used to all kinds of goings-on. But even the management of the flamingo was impressed by Dame Blanche! In fact they was so impressed by Dame Blanche that they requested her to turn in her room key for permanently! This happened a couple of weeks before she showed here.”
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course ENGL 201 taught by Professor Hollies during the Spring '11 term at UConn.

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