"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

Essay by uncle-rico4everHigh School, 11th grade June 2007

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Jim Harrison once said that "We must live with our loneliness and we must not destroy ourselves with our passion to escape our loneliness." Or in other words we all have the desire for attention and to know that we are loved, but there are more important priorities that come before these wants. In the play "A Streetcar named Desire" There are 2 characters that portray the truth in this quotation. Tennessee Williams Uses two different people in her play to show us how loneliness is unpopular, but sometimes preferable to ruining your life to fill an emotional void.

In "Streetcar named Desire" One of the prominent chariters named Blanch has a long history of loneliness, and that is the logical reason that she wrecked her life from the inside out. In the play Blanch is from a wealthy family in the Deep South. We also know that the majority of her mental problems stem from a marriage to a homosexual boy who committed suicide after blanch said that he disgusted her.

This sent blanch into a state of severe loneliness and low self-esteem, Blanch then tried to fill her desire for positive attention with having intercourse with anyone of the opposite gender. Then when Bell Reeve was repossessed she was forced to move in with her sister and her abusive and over bearing (to say the least) husband. Wile staying with them she meets Mitch who she quickly "falls in love" with and life seems to be going good. Blanches life seems to be improving but this quickly becomes another failure for Blanch because her scandalous ways had caught up with her. All of the "affairs" of her former lifestyle where unearthed exposing the woman she had chosen to be to one of the few people...