how you loved it having them colored lights going SD The varsouviana is heard

How you loved it having them colored lights going sd

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how you loved it, having them colored lights going!’ SD ‘[The varsouviana is heard, its music rising with sinister rapidity as the bathroom door opens slightly.]’ Blanche ‘El pan de mais, el pan de mais…’
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Act Character Quote Analysis Act 9 SD ‘She has on her scarlet satin robe.’ ‘The rapid, feverish polka tune, the "Varsouviana," is heard.’ ‘she is drinking to escape it and the sense of disaster closing in on her’ SD ‘Blue denim shirt and pants. He is unshaven’ SD ‘The polka tune stops. He ignores it [her lips] and pushes past her into the flat’ Blanche ‘So utterly uncavalier’ Mitch ‘What music?’ SD ‘[A distant revolver shot is heard. Blanche seems relieved.]’ ‘[The polka music dies out again.]’ Mitch ‘Are you boxed out of your mind?’ Mitch + Blanche ‘You ought to lay off his liquor. He says you been lapping it up all summer like a wildcat!’ ‘What a fantastic statement!’ Blanche + Mitch ‘I like it dark. The dark is comforting to me’ ‘I don't think I ever seen you in the light.’ Blanche ‘[fearfully]: Light? Which light? What for?’
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Mitch + SD ‘This one with the paper thing on it.’ ‘[He tears the paper lantern off the light bulb. She utters a frightened gasp.]’ Blanche ‘I don’t want realism.’ ‘I’ll tell you what I want. Magic!’ Blanche ‘I don't tell truth, I tell what ought to be truth.’ SD ‘[He turns the light on and stares at her. She cries out and covers her face. He turns the light off again.]’ Mitch finally reveals Blanche to the light - to reality. After this, Blanche can not cling to reality any longer, and retreats into a more permanent darkness - insanity. Blanche ‘Yes, a big spider! That's where I brought my victims.’ Blanche ‘After the death of Allan--intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able to fill my empty heart with’ SD ‘[She throws back her head with convulsive, sobbing laughter.]’ Blanche ‘you seemed to be gentle--a cleft in the rock of the world that I could hide in!’ SD + Mexican Woman ‘[She is a blind Mexican woman in a dark shawl, carrying bunches of those gaudy tin flowers]’ ‘Flores. Flores. Flores para los muertos. Flores. Flores’ Blanche ‘Death… The opposite is desire’ SD ‘[He places his hands on her waist and tries to turn her about.]’
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‘[fumbling to embrace her]’ Blanche + Mitch ‘Then marry me, Mitch!’ ‘I don’t think I want to marry you any more.’ ‘You’re not clean enough to bring in the house with my mother.’ The fact that Mitch says Blanche is not clean enough is devastating - Blanche has spent the whole play trying to cleanse away her sins - to be told she isn’t clean enough could be the moment she starts to crack.
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