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Going Going Gone Throughout the course of Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire the character Blanche DuBois goes from being slightly mentally disturbed to by the end of the play utterly mentally destroyed Blanche DuBois goes through several changes throughout the play most of them concentrate upon her relationship with other characters But also Blanche suffers her own change an ever-growing slide into outright mental collapse As Williams shows the change which happens to Blanche is something which can happen anywhere in society a societal ill and yet which society choose to ignore or to throw away because of societies inability to cope with the growing burden In any case Blanche DuBois goes through both extroverted and introverted changes through the play A Streetcar Named Desire Blanches relationship with Stella suffers a negative change by the end of the play When Blanche and Stella first meet Williams own stage direction says that Stella is calling out joyfully The stage direction also offers that they embrace during that first meeting This is evidence of the at first clearly sisterly relationship between Stella and Blanche Also Stella defends her sister at first as when Stanley questions Blanche vehemently about Belle Reve and then to Stella accuses Blanche of a swindle Stella says you dont know how ridiculous you are being when you suggest that my sister or I or anyone of our family could have perpetrated a swindle on anyone else Also Stella takes Blanche out to Galatoires on the poker night showing a certain care for her sisters ill disposition But the relationship of Blanche and Stella begins to fray right after the Poker Night Blanche feels appalled by Stanleys actions as in that he hit Stella in a drunken rage Stella though goes back to Stanley over Blanches objections Later after Blanche has finished a tirade against Stanley Stella runs to him and hugs him In either case Stella shows that she
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