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The first scene I am looking at is Scene nine in which Mitch confronts Blanche about the lies she has been telling him regarding her past It is clear that it was Blanches choice to tell the lies so in that respect the following problems are her own fault However Williams may have aimed to look closely at Blanches character to see why she lied and by justifying herself she appears a tragic self absorbed failure not a cynical manipulator Blanche is described as having a tense hunched position which shows her obvious unease and worry She is dressed in scarlet a provocative colour but also symbolic of danger Blanche is becoming lost in her memories as she hears the Varsouviana in her head as she drinks Williams tries to justify Blanches alcoholism she is drinking to escape it the past and the sense of disaster Blanche is depicted as incredibly excited to see Mitch she rushes around frantically she is so excited her breath is audible There is something touching about the way Blanche is happy to see Mitch although the irony is that he no longer loves her She endeavours to be good to him although he is being deliberately cold to her she calls him beautiful and a dumb angelpuss and is eager to please She enquires after his mother and tells him that she still likes him I forgive you because its such a relief to se you she tells him Blanche tries to keep up the pretence of being pure saying that she doesnt know what she has just been drinking What is that I wonder Blanche is shocked by Mitchs accusation that Blanche has been drinking all of Stanley liquor and responds somewhat haughtily I wont descend t the level of such cheap accusations to answer them even She is trying to reassert herself as a lady but this is wasted on Mitch Blanche tells Mitch that
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