To what extent is Blanche Dubois’ tragedy the tragedy of an individual caught between two worlds? Blanche Dubois’ life at Belle Reve and Elysian Fields is full of different concepts that create certain reactions in Blanche to the worlds she finds herself in: a new and working class society, her past and her present catching up with her, the fantasy and reality in which she lives in, her duplicitous personality and the two concepts of death and desire. It could be thought that Blanche Dubois’ previous lifestyle causes her to be out of place in this new and working class society of New Orleans, which Blanche seems to be unceremoniously placed into after the loss of Belle Reve. It is obvious that Stella Kowalski and Blanche come from a more sophisticated and higher class society than that of the other inhabitants in New Orleans when Blanche berates Stella about having “to live in these conditions!” without saying anything to her. The complete and utter shock that Blanche projects is ostensibly a sign that she had not imagined the likes of her sister living in such a “horrible” place and putting up with the supposed “convenient location”.
He is annoyed at the mistakes she makes and insists that she corrects herself, and says so in a harsh way. Thus we can also say that he is insistent. He oversteps the guidelines of behaviour towards elders, especially when it concerns one of his parents, through this. So he is rude and overbearing. As the story progresses, we find that he is ripped away from basic human qualities- he has no feelings for the underprivileged, or the so-called low class of society, other than contempt and disrespect and down to earth prejudices.
This racial language is disgusting and should not be said by a young boy, but it goes to show that Ben has inherited some of his mother’s racism. On the other hand Daisy is extremely hurt and distressed by Ben’s language towards her. Her innocent mind cannot comprehend why Ben would say such a thing, even if he was purely influenced by his mother. Mrs Preedy is very involved in her son’s life and prevents him from making his own decisions because of her racial views. She made it impossible for him to become friends with Daisy only because of her coloured skin tone.
Roderick’s lack of communication with the outside world forces him to lose all sanity and become mad. Usher became insane throughout the course of the story, due to his self consumption and complete isolation. No contact with society has taken a drastic toll on him. The Usher’s constant confinement affects them in ways that are almost inconceivable. The sister, Madeline Usher, is also affected by isolation throughout the course of her life.
Al Gore’s effort to save the climate was a failure, yet his pride refused to give in. Al Gore disrespected many other political figures and caused disgust throughout America. Many people expressed their disgust towards Gore throughout media. Al Gore’s loss in the presidential election resulted directly from his arrogance and refusal to admit failure. The feeling of superiority in an overbearing manner infected many famous figures throughout history.
Anse Bundren is an uneducated farmer whose selfish tendencies in his personality result in poor parenting and relations with others. Anse is extremely selfish as well as stubborn and throughout the book he butts heads with the other characters. For Anse his wife's death is just bad luck and he seems only to feel bad for himself, not for the loss of her. Even his intentions for her burial are laced with selfishness because he will acquire a new set of false teeth. Anse’s exaggerated traits of selfishness distance him from the other characters and others tend to dislike him because of his self-centered personality.
Oral commentary Plan The stage direction that opens the play “A streetcar named desire” foreshadows some of its/the work´s main themes. The playwright Tennessee Williams creates an atmosphere of contrasts to anticipate themes such as unbelonging and class distinctions which are closely related with the historical context, where there has been a change in the Southern lifestyle: Old South versus New South. Furthermore, Williams resorts to vivid descriptions of the senses, thus invoking a highly sensual and emotional scenery which predicts the theme of desire. Paragraph 2 Firstly, the author portrays a contrasting atmosphere by resorting to some ironic elements and diction (mainly adjectives and nouns), as well as imagery. • Explain the ironic name Elysian Fields.
They are merely concerned with the inconsistency that Meursault’s actions pose to the social norm. Due to his dissimilar behaviors, Meursault is ostracized an unanimously regarded as ‘the outsider’. The society and its members condemn him of his apathy at his mother’s death, but more essentially of the threat he poses to their so-called uniformity. If Meursault had shown the
A Streetcar Named Desire: ‘As the action of the play unfolds, dramatic tension is often produced by the contrast of concealment and revelation.’ A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, is a rather striking and intriguing play which presents the shift between the new order and the old order. The production takes place in a working class district of New Orleans, soon after World War II, where aristocracy and pretensions are fading, with reality and practicality taking its place. Through the use of concealment and revelation, Williams show how dramatic tension and suspense are intensified within characters and with the audience as the play progresses. Blanche DuBois, the protagonist of the play, initially establishes a façade which creates an escalating tension as the truth is slowly revealed. Her appearance is described as being “incongruous to [the] setting”  where her white clothes create an outer shell of innocence, purity, and richness.