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1.Why is Blanche out of place in the modern world?2.What does Williams think of modern America? (his modern America)3.Does Stella fit into the modern world? Why or why not?
WhiteBlanche's name means white in French.Blanche wants everyone to see her as 'white' to see her behaviour and status as white, to see her past as white.When Blanche makes her first appearance Williams specifically mentions that shewears a white suit, pearl earrings, white gloves, which makes her look like a moth.Belle Reve had white columns.Stanley comments on Blanche's snow-white fox pieces and refers to her 'lily-white fingers.'And it's no mistake thatâ¦Blanche's first husband's last name was 'Grey'Blanche notices Stella has spilt something on her 'white' collar. Stanley and the men wear brightly-coloured shirts at the poker game. Williams expresses the connection between manliness and primary colours in the stage directions to scene three. And when Stanley returns to the apartment after taking Stella to the hospital, he puts on red pyjamas.The cake for Blanche's birthday cake are white while the candles that burn atop the cake are blue.Stella spills Coke on Blanche's 'pretty white skirt.'After being rejected by Mitch, the white gown Blanche puts on is crumpled and soiledBlueThe blue piano that is heard playing outside the apartment âWilliams states in the stage directions that the blue piano 'expresses the spirit of life' in the area. What does this mean?Stanley makes his first appearance in blue denim work clothes.Questions