The fifth stanza reveals a hopeless, distressing attitude towards the woman. During the last two stanzas, the attitude shifts to remorse. The speaker emphasizes on what the woman could have had in her life if she wasn’t so concerned with following society’s expectations of her, changing the overall attitude from optimistic to remorse. Shifts: The first four stanzas are primarily meant to describe the life of this young, wealthy girl. They are optimistic and flattering.
Blanche is also shown to avoid bright because of her “delicate beauty” . The audience has created an image of Blanche as a wealthy woman with high pretensions, but that image is doubted when Blanche reveals more about her life, thus creating more tension. After she describes how she “stayed and struggled” through “all of [the] deaths” of their relatives and how Belle Reve “slipped through [her] fingers” , the audience learns that Blanche had difficulties in her past, making her
She refuses to tell anyone her true age or to appear in harsh light that will reveal her faded looks. She seems to believe that by continually asserting her sexuality, especially toward men younger than herself, she will be able to avoid death and return to the world of teenage bliss she experienced before her husband’s suicide. Blanche’s lifelong pursuit of her sexual desires has led to her eviction from Belle Reve, her ostracism from Laurel,
Also the music Blanche sings while she is in the tub represents exactly what she is, a “phony” who wants people to “believe in” her. Streetcars- represent Blanches journey through her life. The desire streetcar is her need to be wanted by people, that’s why she had some many encounters with random men for
Medieval women are typically considered to be young beautiful ladies who are damsels in distress, awaiting their knight to come rescue them. “The Canterbury Tales” reveals that this notion is far from the truth. Refuting this idea in the novel is The Wife of Bath. She is overtly manipulative by using her exuding sexuality. Her husbands, all five of them were teased with sex, but they had to provide luxuries that she desperately craved for.
The polka which is heard only by Blanche signals crucial moments in the play. And, once the audience learns that this music is what played in the ballroom where Blanche renounced her young husband, they are alerted to disaster when this music plays. The symbolic streetcar is also employed as a literary element. Blanche must ride this streetcar to arrive at Stella's and she alludes to it in her remark, "Haven't you ever ridden that streetcar named Desire?" The streetcar continues running, just as Blanche and the others must see their lives through to the end.
Charlie Johnson A Street Car Named Desire English Literature Coursework Some interpretations have portrayed tragic heroines as manipulative plotters driven by passionate desires. Others have seen them as victims of the society in which they live. Bearing in mind these two readings, how do you respond to the dramatic presentation of the character of Blanche in William’s named desire. Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire portrays Blanche as a victim to the audience. We see this throughout the play.
Over drinks, Frances confronts him about his wandering eyes and questions his love for her. Michael’s way of looking on women as mere bodies could suggest a kind of degradation, which is to define a woman only as an erotic or sexual figure. Michael reveals that he loves the way women look and when Frances asserts that one-day he will be unfaithful, Michael agrees with her. Frances feels that the day is now ruined and resorts to calling the Stevensons. The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise.
Firstly, when someone is totally devoted to their love interest it may be hard to turn a conscious eye to their imperfections and faults. She will be under the desired illusion that he is loyal, that he love her and would dismiss slightest suspicion of cheating. Idolizing their partner in their minds for long time would lead to a major breakdown when the veil of deception is lifted thus thought of being cheated on is too heavy and the reduction of self-esteem will cause the woman to be in large circle of uncertainty about her own personage. Furthermore, by returning to her abusive partner she is trying to prove to herself that she is able to keep them and resurrect their old bond, but mostly trying to resurrect her own self-assurance that she is still worthy. Forgiveness can also be a reason to stay, some people have big hearts and are easy to forgive due to kindness but that does not mean they will necessarily forget, the old bond will never be the seem and asking about the partners whereabouts will no longer be a matter of manners only but to assure herself.
Romantic movies distort and create false expectations of true love. They show exaggerated stories that are used to entertain, yet young women get wound up in the thought that they will find someone that will meet up to these expectations. These set beliefs can affect them in a negative way and often lead to disappointment. Books like A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Great Gatsby, and movies like The Notebook are all examples of love stories that produce that false hope. Women begin to think that they will find a perfect man that will hand them the world, that they should dedicate themselves to finding this man, and that they deserve an elaborate story full of passion and desire.