An emotionally ill character in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is Blanche DuBois. Blanches crippled emotional life reveals the theme of the play: the inability to accept reality. Blanche constantly lies, and her false personality shows Tennessee Williams’ theme pristinely. Blanche is by far the most complex character of the play. She is a bundle of contradictions, a blend of fact and fiction that the audience must decipher.
The abuse that Blanche goes through leads her unstable and emotional nature to the point of mental insanity. Stanley Kowalski is responsible for Blanche Dubois’ downfall because he is deliberately cruel to her and he uncovered her shameful past. From the moment Blanche arrives in New Orleans, Stanley is immediately rude and disrespectful to her. Stanley treats Blanche this way because he sees right through her pretenses. “Now let’s cut the re-bop!” (pg.
Blanche is very nervous so is drinking lots of Stanley’s liquor to calm her nerves. ‘I’ve got to keep hold of myself.’ This firstly shows us she is no longer the classy and sophisticated woman she once was because she is helping herself to Stanley’s liquor like it was her own. This emphasises her insecurities because she is wrongfully drowning her sorrows in alcohol and not facing her problems like she should be doing, she is frightened of what Stella will think of her after all this time. We appreciate Blanche more now as she is very cautious of what other people think of her, especially her close family. Once Blanche meets Stella she disguises her social insecurity by being rude towards her when she says, ‘You’re as plump as a partridge.’ We learn more about the real Blanche at this point, she has her own insecurities she wants everyone around her to feel insecure too.
A Street Car Named Desire Assignment 1. Lighting- represents the truth and reality that Blanche is trying to hide from. She uses it to shield herself from people determining who she really is. The light also symbolizes Blanches past and the truth of it. Shadows- show the madness Blanche falls into, it represents how her mind is all over the place and she is slowly breaking down.
She born as General Gabler’s daughter so she feels for a better destiny and imbues with romantic vision of making one’s own life a work of art. She could be imagined as distinguished, beautiful, proud and even in her defiance of her surroundings and in the gesture of her suicide. Hedda is pitiful because she is a tormented creature caught in an era that society imprisons women in limited choices, as a victim, in spite of her desperate to control the fate of others. With Hedda’s manipulative character, her desire of a “beautiful” death and her fear of scandal are the core characteristics that compels her to manipulate Lovborg in killing himself and leads herself to commit suicide. When Hedda first appears in the play, she is a cool character who has control of her emotions and actions.
Drew Corbit 28 February, 2011 5th hour Major Themes of A Streetcar Named Desire There are 3 major themes in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, the first is the constant battle between fantasy and reality, second we have the relationship between sexuality and death, and lastly the dependence of men plays a major role in this book. One of the first major themes of this book is the constant battle between fantasy and reality. Blanche explains to Mitch that she fibs because she refuses to accept the hand fate has dealt her. Lying to herself and to others allows her to make life appear as it should be rather than as it is. Stanley, a practical man firmly grounded in the physical world, disdains Blanche’s fabrications and does everything he can to unravel them.
In Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” the author uses setting to reflect the many developing sociopathic characteristics of Miss Emily Grierson. Her eccentric, antisocial personality leads the reader to believe she has some type of mental defect. The different settings are used in a way to show her mental decline throughout the story. Emily uses the death of her father and her sheltered lifestyle to her advantage by bully those around her into getting exactly what she wants. These attributes are shown her doorstep, in the parlor of her home, and her secret upstairs room.
Her drug habit started as an accident however. While at a party, he given a drink that had been laced with LSD, which began her vicious downward spiral. After her first usage of drugs, which was accidental, she begins using more drugs, but willingly. Which sends her on the soul rending experience the book is about. As I stated before, Alice is desperately trying to just fit in.
Her erratic behavior, manipulating, lack of remorse, and many more symptoms led me to this diagnosis. Lisa displayed many symptoms that would indicate she is a sociopath. She had a superficial charm to convince other girls in the ward that she was “friends” with them. She would greet other patients in a fake, condescending voice and have cruel nicknames for some. Lisa also showed poor behavioral control and impulsive behavior.
Greed and Envy Main Themes of The Necklace There are several themes to consider in the story ‘The necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant. Some of which include greed, accountability, appearance vs. reality and many more. In the story, Madame Loisel got a taste of the life she wants and continued to want more and more until eventually it ruined her. Which is why main theme of the story is how greed and envy which can lead to one’s self destruction. The story starts off right away describing Madame Loisel beauty and charm but unfortunately she was born into the wrong class.