Essays Tagged: "Blanche"

An Analaysis of Tennessee Williams play, "A Streetcar Named Rosie

etcar Named Rosie," a major theme is realityvs. illusion. The theme deals with Stella's reality and Blanche's illusions, where Stelladeals with her reality, Blanche creates illusions to forget hers.St ... is when hebecame violent with her that poker night. Yet she still chose to stay worth himeventhough Blanche gave her the choice of leaving with her.On the other hand Blanche deals with her realities b ...

(2 pages) 111 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Expository Essay on "A Street Car Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

those who are weak and vulnerable. Three characters who demonstrate these insensitive qualities are Blanche, Mitch, and Stanley. Whether the cruelty is deliberate or not, it results in the destruction ... cruelty is deliberate or not, it results in the destruction of others, both physically and mentally.Blanche Dubois, the central victim of mistreatment in the play, was herself,dealing out her share of ...

(3 pages) 158 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Illusion and Reality in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Williams) Is illusion necessary to life? Discusses the role of illusion in the play.

tect their illusions or those of others.The best example is found by looking to the main character. Blanche Dubois was a troubled woman who throughout the play lives her life in illusions. The story b ... ois was a troubled woman who throughout the play lives her life in illusions. The story begins with Blanche going to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella, and her husband Stanley for a while. He ...

(5 pages) 174 0 3.9 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Explore the methods Williams uses to create dramatic tension for an audience in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.

through the interactions between the important characters in the play, such as the conflict between Blanche and Stanley, and their contrasting styles of communication. The first instance of this occur ... d their contrasting styles of communication. The first instance of this occurs in the second scene. Blanche is bathing, whilst Stanley questions Stella about the loss of Belle Reve, referring to the s ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Blanche Dubois -- How Hardship Affected Her -How did a character respond to hardship in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

nt author claims, "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Blanche Dubois the protagonist in A Streetcar Named Desire is a perfect example of this quotation. H ... manner, thus, causing her more hardship and tragedy. In the end, this vicious cycle eventually cost Blanche her sanity. Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams develops the idea that Blanche is ...

(5 pages) 83 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discuss how class conflict is represented in A Streetcar Named Desire. (A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams)

ar Named Desire in various ways through characters, symbols, ideas and language. Characters such as Blanche, Stella, Mitch and Stanley are used throughout the text to represent the upper and lower cla ... eans, and can be read as being during any year between May and September. The story revolves around Blanche Dubois and her conflict with Stanley Kowalski. Blanche's character represents the old aristo ...

(5 pages) 152 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American Dream

plays have been written that ?American Dream? has not changed but even stronger then ever.Willy and Blanche both lived by the saying ?Keeping up with the Jones?s.? It is also like a fantasy world, bec ... d to get to your success, which I happen to believe in strongly that working hard is a must.However Blanche would act as if she was very well off by her action and talking all proper in that ?rich? En ...

(2 pages) 50 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What does Williams's depiction of Blanche and Stanley's lives say about desire?

What does Williams's depiction of Blanche and Stanley's lives say about desire?As its title indicates, A Streetcar Named Desire explor ... amed Desire explores the destinations to which desire leads. In following their respective desires, Blanche and Stanley end up in very different places. Blanche is the victim of a culture that has unh ... the victim of a culture that has unhealthily repressed its connection to primal and natural urges. Blanche's culture also forbids love to cross boundaries of class, race, and "normal" gender relation ...

(3 pages) 31 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Explore the ways in which Williams presents dramatically the relationships between men and women in 'A Street Car Named Desire' as a whole.

huge argument between Stanley and Stella, setting up their specific relationship dynamics, and how Blanche affects those dynamics. Scene eight is a much later scene that encompasses, for the greater ... scene that encompasses, for the greater extent, the climactic state of the play's relationships. As Blanche's character finishes her path to self-destruction, the essentials of each relationship are d ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discussion on what extent the play "Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennesse Williams is a allegorical play.

ing over the old and dying aristocratic southern society.The play is centered on a struggle between Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche symbolizes the dying southern aristocratic society. She ... e information won't be perceived by Mitch. The "dame aux camellias" is a rich French prostitute, so Blanche makes a very accurate comparison.Stanley is a blue-collar worker who is part of the new work ...

(4 pages) 57 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A critique of "A Streetcar Named Desire", by Tennesse Williams. Focuses on romantacism, and social expectations at the time.

Romanticism as portrayed in StreetcarA central theme in "A Streetcar Named Desire" is romanticism. Blanche Dubois, a central character in Williams's play represents romanticism and its failures. Will ... bois, a central character in Williams's play represents romanticism and its failures. Williams uses Blanche to convey his underlying theme- romantics are unable to assimilate into society. Blanche's f ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dichotomies of "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

ear cut divisions, to illustrate main points. The most prominent dichotomy is the sweet and fragile Blanche opposed to the cruel and savage Stanley. The play also highlights other dichotomies such as ... lustrates the fine line of sanity and insanity. For instance, the point in the play where Mitch and Blanche are speaking and Mitch abruptly rips off the paper lantern is a perfect example of Blanche's ...

(6 pages) 43 1 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Blanche DuBois

Blanche DuBoisBlanche DuBois, the main character in Tennesse William's play in "A Streetcar Named De ... main character in Tennesse William's play in "A Streetcar Named Desire"�. Before we analyze Blanche one must understand the reason why she moves to New Orlean and joins her sister, Stella and ... la and brother-in-law Stanley after a long time. In the first scene we can understand what prompted Blanche to move. Blanche left her home to join her sister, because her life was miserable in her for ...

(2 pages) 773 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Grief Of The Three Main Characters In

The people who come to grief and evoke grief in us are the three main characters: Stanley Kowalski, Blanche and Stella Dubois The first character that I mention that is Stanley because of his backgrou ... He has a good looking attractive woman, and he enjoy the pleasures of life. He is common, but after Blanche arrives, his life changes. He is innocent of any wrongdoing at first, this only creates more ...

(3 pages) 349 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Blanche And Stanley And Their Relationship In A Streetcar Named Desire

======================================================================= Blanche ======================================================================= In Blanche pathologi ... tan fanaticism of purity itself and the unrestrained greed of life unite to a unit of contradiction.Blanche pretents to be a strong woman who always fights to fulfill her rights and pleasures, but dee ... fulfill her rights and pleasures, but deep inside her heart she seems to be very weak and sensitive.Blanche tries to change her surrounding to match her, instead of adapting to them. This will not wor ...

(3 pages) 1254 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Blanche DuBois

The first principle character in this play is Blanche DuBois. She is a neurotic nymphomaniac that is on her way to meet her younger sister Stella ... a neurotic nymphomaniac that is on her way to meet her younger sister Stella in the Elysian Fields. Blanche takes two 2 streetcars, one named Desire, the other Cemeteries to get to her little sisters ... kes two 2 streetcars, one named Desire, the other Cemeteries to get to her little sisters dwelling. Blanche, Stella and Stanley all desire something in this drama. Blanche desired a world without pain ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How Does ‘The Poker Party’ Add To Our Understa

orders such as continuing to stand up after being yelled at by Stanley to sit down, and talking to Blanche even though Stanley has been shouting to him to return. Mitch reacts to Blanche with curiosi ... the conversation and the game to the gap in the portiéres. When he has the conversation with Blanche he is oblivious to her lies and fake role and accepts them as Blanche intends him to. After ...

(5 pages) 597 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Choose one or two of the following characters from the text A Streetcar Named Desire and evaluate their significance in relation to the text as a whole: Stanley, Mitch, Stella, Blanche.

see Williams examines how each character deals with the culture clash and portrayal of reality from Blanche DuBois’ arrival in New Orleans. Harold “Mitch” Mitchell is a central characte ... a central character to the text as he is the main character who is attracted to, yet sympathetic to Blanche DuBois’ views upon the deteriorated grand lifestyle she lead. He is a character of cont ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Does A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams achieve tragic stature, or is it merely pessimistic?

that part of tragedy is individuals failing to come to terms with reality and evolve, as in Macbeth.Blanche DuBois’ principal tragic flaw is her failure to come to terms with the reality of her p ... at never comes down.” However, although she does not take much action to rectify this problem, Blanche does recognise that it exists in Scene IX: “I don’t want realism… I want magi ...

(7 pages) 14 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Appearance vs Reality in A Streetcar Named Desire

ng theme of appearance against reality. This is mostly noticed in the three main characters' roles. Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski and Stanley Kowalski all have an appearance at the beginning of the ... earance at the beginning of the play that by the end is majestically obscured by Tennessee Williams.Blanche Dubois is arguably the character in "A Streetcar Named Desire" with the most oscillation bet ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American