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Streetcar Named Desire- Questions
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Streetcar Named Desire
1. How are Blanches past actions, particularly in Laurel after the death of Allan, in conflict with the way she would like to be seen?
Since Allan was someone Blanche doted on. For example, Stella justifies Blanche's behavior to Stanley by saying of Blanche, "...when she was young, very young, she had an experience that - killed her illusions... She married a boy who wrote poetry... I think Blanche didn't just love him but worshipped the ground he walked on... This beautiful and talented man was a degenerate" (190).
Considering the death was partially her fault as she told him he 'disgusts' her. The fact that Blanche's 'love' died the trauma is exacerbated to an unbearable degree, thus making reparation essential. Throughout the play she tries to repair the 'love' she once had through a variety of actions. Blanche entertained numerous men, and was later discharged from her school following her seduction of a seventeen year old boy. This causes her to act 'proper' when she comes into Lauren as she portrays her self as someone she would "like to be seen" as. By understanding the
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