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In Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Rosie a major theme is reality vs illusion The theme deals with Stellas reality and Blanches illusions where Stella deals with her reality Blanche creates illusions to forget hers Stellas reality belongs with Stanley in their little apartment with sex as their stronghold Although Stella was brought up through different surroundings shes happy with her life with Stanley Shes not ashamed to admit that she and Stanley came from two very different worlds She realizes that he is crude and violent at times but she deals with it and moves on An example that she accepts her life with Stanley is when he became violent with her that poker night Yet she still chose to stay worth him eventhough Blanche gave her the choice of leaving with her On the other hand Blanche deals with her realities by creating illusions She created the illusions of her life in Laurel as being a successful will respected woman when she was really a tramp Her illusions are so intense that its to the point that it affects real life An example is her decorations to Stellas apartment which creates a dim surrounding to help hide her true appearance Unlike Stella Blanche is afraid of her reality She is afraid of getting old which is which she puts covers on the lamps to dim the lights Shes afraid of being alone which was why she tried so hard to keep Mitch from finding out about her past In conclusion although Stella and Blanche were brought up in the same environment they matured differently Stella deals with her reality and doesnt try to cover it up with lies unlike Blanche who creates illusions to cover up her problems and fears Junior English Midterm Literature Essay A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Q Discuss the theme of reality vs illusion
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