A Streetcar Named Desire Essay

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A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois is a very diverse character in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. She is a tragic and dynamic character throughout the play. Blanche does not know exactly how to handle losing everything she has lost and seems to be confused about life in general now. The way she lives after arriving at Stanley and Stella’s seems like she has turned away from reality and lives in her own fantasy world, or a world where she lives by how things should be instead of how things truly are. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois, feels she is better than others, constantly changes, and often escapes from reality. Blanche acts very pompous and like she is better than everyone she is around. This could be because she wants to put on a front so people will not see her true colors of her past or because she is again lying to herself to make herself feel better. Blanche expects people to tend to her every beckoning call and for them to believe all her lies and at one point Stanley says, “I’ve been onto you from the start! Not once did you pull any wool over my eyes! You come in here and sprinkle the place with powder and spray perfume and cover the light bulb with a paper lantern, and lo and behold the place has turned into Egypt and you are the Queen on the Nile! Sitting on your throne and swilling down my liquor!…” (127-28). This quote shows that Blanche was not able to fool everyone. It also shows how she thinks people should cater to her, so Stanley says she acts like the “Queen of the Nile”. An example of this would be how Blanche thought Stella should fetch a Coke for her constantly. Blanche also has no respect for others or their needs. She occupies the bathroom for hours while she soaks in a hot bath, even though there are many other people in the house that would like to use the bathroom. She has little respect for

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