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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is a very worldly play that contains issues from life a guilty feeling of abandonment the anger and frustration between two complete opposites and the violation of a rape It happens in New Orleans where there are many different races Blanche DuBois loses her ancestral home Belle Reve and her teaching position as a result of promiscuity With expectations for the new life she moves in with her pregnant sister Stella and her brutish husband Stanley KowalskiThroughout the play we can distinguish many difference between Blanche and Stella Although they come from the same noble and aristocratic familytheir philosophies of life are distinct and lead them to different roadsBlanche is a highly vulnerable as well as neurotic woman living in a world of boozy self deception She is intelligent yet prefers magic over realism She puts too much emphasis on her manners and appearance She demands to be seen for what she wished to be rather than what she really isThis is the reason for the paper lanterns and constant bathing - she is creating her world of illusion A complite opposite of Blanch is StellaUnlike her sister she is a passive and gentle woman She is five years younger than Blanche about 25 and has been submissive to her for her entire life After marrying Stanley she is forced to join the lower class endure her husbands bad temper and be obedient to him Blanche is not a compromising person who can adapt to changes Moreover I think she is afraid of alterations and denies facing the reality ex she is afraid of losing her properties her youth and beauty etc She feels very uncertain about the new world and tries to persist in her own way of behavior and thinking since that is how she has been educated to be a lady Stella is the connecting figure to two different worlds- the supposed royalty world
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