instability when Stanley is travelling I can hardly stand it when he is away

Instability when stanley is travelling i can hardly

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instability when Stanley is travelling: “I can hardly stand it when he is away for a night… When he’s away for a week I nearly go wild! […] And when he comes back I cry on his lap like a baby…” (19). The feebleness that Stella exhibits compliments Stanley’s personality and always results in their coming to one another. c. Mitch, unlike Stanley, doesn’t conform to any of the stereotypes of masculinity; instead, he is portrayed to be shy and sensitive. The movements that Mitch makes and his demeanor are not strong and confident; As Mitch is speaking about his mother, “his voice is hoarse and he clears his throat twice, shuffling nervously around with his hands in and out of his pockets” (113). When Mitch talks about his mother to Blanche and gets choked up at the thought of her death, it hints at the femininity in him.
Cristea 4 d. Blanche’s character emphasizes the stereotype of women as being charmers and seducers. In order to ensure a good disposition, Blanche thrives on compliments; it’s “her little weakness!” (31). By asking for compliments and spending so much time on her appearance, Blanche supports the superficial critique of femininity. Blanche admits to her personality in a conversation with Stanley, “I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman’s charm is fifty per cent illusion…” (41). Blanche and Stella each encompass a negative stereotype that is attributed to women. 4. Each of the primary characters have something that they desire. After experiencing the loss of her first husband at such a young age, Blanche desires to fulfill that loss, both emotionally and physically. Her promiscuity with men comes from an attempt to fill that void, but has yes proven to be successful. However, when Blanche meets Mitch, she is hopeful that he can be the one to satisfy her; she tells Stella, “I want to rest ! I want to breathe quietly again! Yes- I want Mitch… very badly!” (95). After being heartbroken for so long, all Blanche wants is someone she can share the illusions with life with. Mitch also desires to find someone; however, he is crunched for time because his mother wishes to see him settled down before she passes. He suggests to Blanche, “You need somebody.

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