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Analyse the relationship between Blanche and Stanley in Scene 2-A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Analyse the relationship between Blanche and Stanley in Scene 2- A Streetcar Named Desire. In this play there are three main characters - Blanche, Stanley and Stella. The play is set in New Orleans in a place named Elysian Fields which runs between L & N tracks and the river. Stella and Stanley are married and living together as man and wife in their little apartment. Blanche is Stella's sister. Blanche and Stella both used to live in Belle Reve. Blanche turns up on Stella's door step having lost Belle Reve and her job as a teacher. She has no money and no place to go. She is relying on her sister and her husband to support her. ...read more.

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a challenge to her even if he is her brother in law but there is something there that she finds irresistible, the first time they meet he is very blunt in the way he talks and brash, he has no respect for women of any kind, he does what he wants, when he wants and how he wants to do it, the first time they meet he walks in asks if she minds if he takes his top off after a long day at work but before she replies he has already removed it, he wasn't really interested in her answer it was just like a formality - a moment of politeness. ...read more.

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to their discussion but Stanley can see straight through her pretty, womanly ways, he wants the truth and he knows that she is hiding something, she tries to act dumb - "papers, what papers" she asks when Stanley asks to see the legal documents on Belle Reve. When Stanley does find papers Blanche says they are love letters and he must not touch them (changing the subject to try and distract Stanley from what he wanted to see or might find) Sister in law or not he knows something has happened that will affect Stella's inheritance and through the "Napoleonic Code" will effect him. Blanche's flirtatious ways will not win Stanley over where this is concerned. Stanley can see straight through her womanly ways and will not be distracted. ...read more.

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