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Both Arthur Millers The Crucible and Tennessee Williams Streetcar Named Desire extract has two characters in each scene One of them is usually one of the main characters of the stories Mr Proctor in the Crucible extract and Blanche DuBois from the scene of Streetcar Named Desire Both of them had a serious conversation with their partner There are lot of stage directions in both therefore far more indirect characterization can be found than real ones Mr Proctor was depicted as a dissatisfied husband who tries to please his wife after an affair with a younger woman He several times try to act during the extract as he cares of his wife halts for an instant as he hears her singing or asking directly his wifeAre you well today However it had been several times revealed that his wife knew about his affair and she was afraid of him also there was friction among them because of the affair This is expressed in mainly indirect thoughts of her in the stage directions she doesnt want friction and yet she must quietly fearing to anger him by prodding or with her courage now All of them shows carefulness from the wife so these suggests the strong and angry nature of Proctor Some kind of direct examples can be found as well when the stage directions tells his reaction s towards these uncertain issues holding back a full condemnation of her or he goes directly to her and grabs her by her cloak furious Blanche DuBois is also a not satisfied person who had been just thrown away by the person she admired and felt safe next to The description of the scene shows her weak personality that she couldnt stop drinking alcohol when she wanted to forget what had happened to her All of these made through the stage directions describing her actions and thoughts She is drinking to escape it
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