How Is the Audience Persuaded to Respond Ti the Conflict Between Blanche and Stanley?

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How is the Audience Persuaded to respond to the Conflict between Blanche and Stanley through the Language and Imagery Used? Two dimensions of narratives are expressed throughout A Streetcar Named Desire; the words spoken by the characters in the play and the text of the stage directions. Tennessee William’s Streetcar is fundamentally driven by the ever-present conflict between Blanche, the neurotic, nostalgic, southern belle and Stanley, the crude, carnal, working man. Blanche swollen with pride in her aristocratic plantation heritage, as is Stanley although far less so is in his polish descent. Blanche and Stanley are deeply contrasted characters and many critics have pointed out that Stanley is part of a new America. An America comprised of immigrants of all races with equal opportunity for all, and he a symbol of the American dream. Blanche, however, is left clinging to a dying social system of “aristocrats” and “working class” that is no longer applicable in the 1940s. The Modern reader would likely warm to the more liberal idea that hard work, and not ancestry, is the key to success. Blanche is likely disliked for being prejudiced, and Stanley garners some favour for being the classic hard-working American. The nuances of speech cement class context, illustrate the differences of social status and education. The very marked differences between Stanley and Blanche are stressed by Stanley's ‘ straight, simple and honest’ non-grammatical, coarse, often slangy speech as against Blanche's high-flown rhetoric often comes across false, ensuring one doesn’t forget of her education. Blanche speaks with an undeniable lyrical quality, although often melodramatic, emphasis largely on her own emotions. Blanche is aware of her aging and fears her fading looks. To sooth her anxiety, she even admits to ‘fishing for a compliment’. This deterioration becomes apparent
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