A Streetcar Named DesireBy: Tennessee Williams
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Shahnza Shahid
Yara Ali
Carlos Marin

Mariam Saif
Georgina Rayo





Character Analysis:


Stanley Kawolski
(Mike Vogel)
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Stanley Kawolski, the middle-aged savage was a World War II veteran, who later became a salesperson at an auto-parts centre. Tennessee Williams did a fine job portraying Mr.Kawolski as the satanic figure or rather the antagonist of his classic piece of American splendor entitled “A Streetcar Named Desire”. The onset of the play illustrates how inhospitable and ruthless Stanley was towards his wife, Stella’s sister, Blanche, who decided to visit without their consent. The relationship between the heavy-drinking Stan and the obnoxious sister-in-law, Blanche, is unquestionably timid and cryptic. The first upsurge between the two primary characters is when Stanley accuses Blanche of depriving her sister of her willed fortune. However, as the story progresses, Stanley grows more furious at Blanche, who has definitely overstayed her welcome. As a result, Stanley excavates through the narcissistic woman’s past and unveils a mass of untold truths about Blanche, and plans to use them to churn her relations with not only her sister, but also Mitch, his poker friend and Blanche’s beloved admirer. The following quotation found in scene 7 pg 108 “Mitch is a buddy of mine. We were in the same outfit together—Two-forty-first Engineers. We work in the same plant and now on the same bowling team. You think I could face him if-“. Eventually, Blanche admits to her previous wrongdoings, but she losses Mitch, who refuses to present such a barbaric persona to his dear mother. In the end, Stan gets what he wants and drives away his immoral sister-in-law, after of course he rapes her to reach the zenith of his satisfaction. Moreover, Stanley’s affiliation with his wife is perhaps built upon sexual activity as opposed to a pure love marriage. Throughout the course of the play, Stanley and Stella physically clash and direct vulgar phrases at one another constantly, but end up making up instantaneously after engaging in sexual actions. Without further ado, Stanley’s strong points include his ability to accomplish what he desires through assertion and his deep mounded concern to protect not only family but close acquaintances like Mitch. Conversely, his constant drinking makes him vulnerable and incapable of evaluating his actions. Moreover, his other weaknesses include him not being able to stray away from other people’s business. In various terms, Stanley is quite meddlesome and causes quarrels between individuals as a result of his snooping.

Stella Kowalski
(Kim Hunter)
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Stella is the sister of Blanche and wife of Stanley. Although she was born into a high class family, she left her wealth behind after she got married and currently lives in an ordinary apartment. Stella and Stanley have a relationship that revolves around sex rather than love. As someone who has been raised as a fragile being, Stella enjoys things that are wild and aggressive, hence why she is with Stanley even though he is brutal and beats her. “Don’t holler at me like that. Hi, Mitch” (page 116). Stella wants to show that she is strong and cannot be pushed around all the time. However, because of Stanley’s aggression and their relationship, she always ends up being pushed around by Stanley. “It’s not that bad at all! New Orleans isn’t like other cities.” (page 20). Stella’s main weakness is that she denies reality and is delusional. Clearly where she was currently, and even her relationship with Stanley, was nowhere near perfect but she still believed that it was. One key event was when Stanley raped Blanche, but Stella refuses to accept that fact. “I couldn’t her story and go on living with Stanley.” (page 133). Her delusional perceptive shows that Blanche and Stella have more in common than perceived.

Eunice
(Anne Hathaway)
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Eunice - Stella’s friend, upstairs neighbor, and landlady. One strength she has is the fact se is generally helpful, offering Stella and Blanche shelter after Stanley beats Stella. Like Stella, Eunice accepts her husband’s affections despite his physical abuse of her.

Blanche DuBois
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Blanche DuBois is in her early 30’s and is the older sister of Stella Kowalski, whom she is in town for to pay a “visit”. When we first meet Blanche in the first scene, she is introduced as being “daintily dressed in a white suit with fluffy bodice, necklace and earrings of pearl, white gloves and hat, looking as if she were arriving at a summer tea..” As we all know white is the color of purity and innocence, and since she is dressed up in such a matter, one would assume she is a genuinely nice, delicate, and a refined individual. Also her last name, “DuBois” having a french origin, definitely gives it away that she comes or has a wealthy background. As the play progresses, we later find out the Blanche DuBois is nothing that she says she is. This is why Stanley Kowalski, Stella’s husband dislikes her, she lies about everything and anything, the sad part is, she actually starts believing herself, but only does it to keep up with her fake persona or appearance she sets for herself. Blanche’s life takes a toll a few years ago when her first husband commits suicide. Soon after her husband’s suicide, Blanche experienced many deaths in her family and the loss of Belle Reve, which is the family’s property, well it was. For Blanche to forget about her own loneliness and the death of her late husband, she turns to alcohol and sexual promiscuity. Blanche gives herself up to men for many other reasons, but her main reason is her guilt, "intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able to fill my empty heart with." Blanche runs to Elysian Fields in hopes no one finds out who she really is, that is a vulnerable, insecure, corrupt woman.

Harold Mitchell (Mitch)
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In the play “ A Streetcar Named Desire” one of the major characters is Harold Mitchell, also known as Mitch. The first time we are introduced to this character is in a poker scene where mid-point, he leaves to go take care of his dying mother. In this scene we identify one of his strengths which is compassion on others, as well as the ability to be in touch with his sensitive side considering the fact taking care of your mother is not a typical male thing to do, but he does it anyway. Mitch’s significance in this story is to show us that there are different types of men, not just the typical “macho” male figure; there are others, and they can make something of themselves as well. However, one of Mitch’s major weaknesses is the fact that he “lacks intelligence” in a way; especially when it comes to relationships. He can very naive and clumsy with what he believes to be “love”. One quote that definitely depicts both Mitch’s kindness and his gullibleness is when he says “I like you to be exactly the way that you are, because in all my experience, I have never known anyone like you.” Because of how badly he wants companionship, he is simply willing to accept anything. He is being very kind and sincere, but also lowering his standards and sounding desperate in a way.

Themes:

Isolation:
A recurrent theme in the classic play “A Streetcar Named Desire”, is isolation. Blanche’s chief motive to move to New Orleans and pay her sister a visit is because she is utterly lonely in this brutal world. After losing her beloved husband after unveiling his unforeseen morals, and losing all her prized possessions, Blanche feels betrayed and succumbs to relying on her only family, Stella. Eventually, Blanche takes note of the fact that she has overstayed her welcome among Stella and Stanley; yet, she chooses to pay no heed to her discourteous conduct, knowing that her living status will only plummet and she would be stranded. In addition, Blanche resorts to flirting with her sister, Stella’s husband, to make her feel rejuvenated and experience the lust she never had with her prior husband. Furthermore, on spur of a short while, Blanche stumbles upon a debonair gentleman by the name of Mitch. After a few rendezvous, Blanche can’t help but develop an attraction for this charming fellow. However, when Stanley spills the beans to his acquaintance regarding Blanche’s appalling past, Mitch refuses to marry such a despicable individual. She later accepts this and realizes that as a wise man once said “Distance between two hearts, is not an obstacle; rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong love can be…”. Nevertheless, towards the closing of the play, Blanche is taken away by a psychiatric doctor only to be placed in a permanent solitary state of confinement at a mental asylum, as the Kowalski’s can no longer abide her egotistical needs and desires.

Fantasy vs. Reality:
One of the most essential themes in the theme is the relationship between fantasy and reality; how one’s fantasy shadows reality but is unable to change it. The play’s protagonist, Blanche DuBois, refuses to believe reality and has created a fantasy for herself. She often lies to everyone, especially about her age. By lying, Blanche is deceiving herself, along with others, and making her life appear the way that she wants it to be rather than the way it actually is. Stanley, on the other hand, is realistic which causes a tension between him and Blanche. One of Blanche’s biggest fantasy was saving Stella from Stanley and giving her and Stella a new life, which fails at the end. A huge depiction of the relationship between fantasy and reality was the Kowalski’s apartment. While reading the play, you can easily picture the interior and exterior of the apartment at the same time; the inside world (fantasy) was much different than the outside world (reality). Blanche’s refusal to leave her prejudices against others - especially the lower and working class - shows that reality cannot be hidden under a fantasy. "Through the back wall of the rooms, which have become transparent, can be seen the sidewalk." (page 128). Right before Stanley rapes Blanche, you see that the wall of the apartment becomes transparent, showing the reality will overtake a fantasy. Even though reality triumphs over fantasy by the end of the play, fantasy completely overshadows Blanche’s life through her insanity. Blanche’s insanity acts as a blanket that covers the hardships (such as her rape) that she had to face. It allows her to only think about herself instead of accepting the objective world. The play does show the importance of the relationship between fantasy and reality; they are both vital aspects in everyone's lives as long as they are not taken to extreme levels.

Sex:
She seems to believe that by continually asserting her sexuality, especially toward men younger than herself. Blanche’s sexual desires has led to her eviction from Belle Reve, and, her expulsion from society at large. The message is that indulging one’s desire in the form of unrestrained promiscuity leads to forced departures and unwanted ends. Sex is intricately and fatally linked in Blanche’s experience

Sex
One of the biggest theme in “The StreetCar Named Desire” was sex. The relationship that Stanley and Stella Kowalski had was revolved around sex. Stanley’s affiliation with his wife is perhaps built upon sexual activity as opposed to a pure love marriage. Throughout the course of the play, Stanley and Stella physically clash and direct vulgar phrases at one another constantly, but end up making up instantaneously after engaging in sexual actions. “Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes. Since earliest manhood the center of his life has been pleasure with women, the giving and taking of it, not with weak indulgence, dependently, but with the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hens. […] He sizes women up with a glance, with sexual clarifications, crude images flashing into his mind and determining the way he smiles at them.” Blanche also takes part in this sex theme, because after the death of her husband, she goes into sexual promiscuity. Blanche gives herself up to men because of guilt, but also for the hell of it, "intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able to fill my empty heart with." The moments she would sleep with a man, she felt wanted and needed, but that only lasted for a while. It was a temporary thing. She didn’t want the sex, because she did it, just to do it. What she truly wanted was for someone to actually love her, but how could one love someone who cant even be content with oneself.


Dishonesty:
One major theme in this play is dishonesty. Throughout the story there is a great deal of lying. These lies end up piling up on top of each other and causing major problems both between multiple characters, and more importantly ends up causing a great ordeal of internal conflict within certain characters. One example of this is Blanche who throughout the whole story is lying to herself about who she really is by wearing all these fancy clothes and pretending to be someone, she obviously isn't. Also, she ends up lying to Mitch, and so when he finds out about the kind of person she really is, it does not end well. At one point in the story, Mitch even says: “Oh I don't mind you being older than what I thought. But all the rest of it. That pitch about your ideals being so old-fashioned and all the malarkey that you've been dishin' out all summer. Oh, I knew you weren't sixteen anymore. But I was fool enough to believe you was straight."

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary for Scenes 1-3:
1. Quaint (page 13) - (adjective) having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm
2. Gables (page 13) - (noun) the portion of the front or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a pitched roof
3. Attenuates (page 13) - (veb) to weaken or reduce
4. Bodice (page 15) - (noun) a usually fitted vest or wide, lace-up girdle worn by women over a dress or blouse, especially across-laced, sleeveless outer garment covering the waist and bust, common in peasant dress
5. Dubiously (page 22) - (adjective) doubtful
6. Gander (page 34) - (noun) slander for a look
7. Atomizer (page 41) - (noun) an apparatus for reducing liquids to a fine spray, as for medicinal or cosmetic application
8. Portieres (page 48) - (noun) a curtain hung in a doorway, either to replace the door or for decoration
9. Feigned (page 53) - (adjective) pretended
10. Pinioned (page 57) - (verb) to restrain or disable

Vocabulary for Scenes 4-5
1 Indifference (Page 65)- Lack of interest or concern
2 Cultivated (Page 65)- Raised; Crops
3 Deliberately (Page 65)- Weighted or considered
4 Morale (Page 69)- Emotional or mental condition with respect of confidence in the face of opposition
5 Superior (Page 71)- Having higher rank, or power
6 Wholesome (Page 71)- Healthy or sound
7 Bestial (Page 71)- Animal-like, Beast-like
8 Rutting (Page 76)- Walking in a groove
9 Shimmer (Page 79)- To shine or reflect
10 Portioners (Page 78)- Curtains hung from doorways

Vocabulary Scene 6&7 (thefreeonlinedictionary.com):
1. Neurasthenic (pg 85)- (noun) A psychological disorder characterized by chronic fatigue and weakness, loss of memory, and generalized aches and pains, formerly thought to result from exhaustion of the nervous system. No longer in scientific use.
2. Vicinity (pg 90)-(noun) The state of being near in space or relationship; proximity
3. Demureness (pg 91)-(adjective) Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
4. Prevue (pg 91)- (noun) variant of the term “preview”
5. Portieres (pg 93)- (noun) A heavy curtain hung across a doorway.
6. Effeminate (pg 95) - (adjective) Having qualities or characteristics more often associated with women than men.
7. Saccharine (pg 98)-(adjective) of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
8. Ballad (pg 98)-(noun) A narrative poem, often of folk origin and intended to be sung, consisting of simple stanzas and usually having a refrain.
9. Contrapuntally (pg 98)-(adjective) of, relating to, or incorporating counterpoint.
10. Blithely (pg 99)- (adjective) Carefree and lighthearted.
11. Hooey (pg 100)- (noun) Nonsense
12. Jig (pg 101)- (noun) Any of various lively dances in triple time.

Vocabulary for Chapter 8-9 :

1) Dismal (adjective)

causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary

2) Sullen (adjective)

showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.

3) Repertoire (noun)

the list of dramas, operas, parts, pieces, etc., that a company, actor, singer, or the like, is prepared to perform.
4) Reproachfully (adverb)
shameful
5) Amiability (adverb)
having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities
6) Hoity-toity (adjective)
assuming airs; pretentious; haughty.
7) Uncavalier (adjective)
showing haughty disregard; offhand
8) Uncouth (adjective)
strange and ungraceful in appearance or form.
9) Recriminations (noun)
the act of recriminating , or countercharging
10) Paddy-wagon
a police van used to take suspected criminals to the police station.
  1. relic: (pg 124) (n) - an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest.
  2. bureau: (pg 125) (n) - a chest of closets
  3. implored: (pg 126) (v)- beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something.
  4. lurid: (pg 128) (adj) - gruesome; horrible; revolting
  5. sinuous: (pg 128) (adj) - having many curves or bends
  6. callous: (pg 131) (adj) - made hard; hardened
  7. prodigiously: (pg 131) (adj) - extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
  8. cynical: (pg 136) (adj)- believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
  9. quinine: (pg 136) (n) - a white, bitter, slightly water-soluble alkaloid used in medicine
  10. sotto voce: (pg 139) (adv) - in a quiet voice
  11. pinion: (pg 141) (v) - tie or hold the arms or legs of (someone)

Scene Analysis:

SCENE 6:
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Scene 6 contains an abundance of notable details. In this particular division of the play, Blanche and Mitch are returning to the Kawolskis’ apartment, after a long evening at the carnival. To make the night vivacious, Blanche invite her lover inside and grabs hold of a few drinks. Blanche takes advantage of her sister and brother-in-law’s absence to try to seduce Mitch. Blanche urges Mitch to remove his coat and unwind, he jokes about how he is discomfited by his excessive perspiration. Moreover, when Mitch asks her peculiar questions like how much she ways, she allows him to lift her to see for himself. Furthermore, she continually pokes at him to provoke a reaction. Blanche’s conduct in this excerpt of the play foreshadows the revelations about her past which Stanley uncovers and spreads to her closest acquaintances. In point of fact, Blanche’s prior flirtatious demeanor is the sole motive for Mitch to discontinue relations with her. He adds that introducing such a foul woman to his mother would be extremely offensive, as her dying wish was to see her son contented beneath the wings of a great spouse.

Scene 1: "Blanche comes around the corner, carrying a valise. She looks at a slip of paper, then at the building, then again at the slip and again at the building. Her expression is one of shocked disbelief. Her appearance is incongruous to this setting. She is daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice, necklace and earrings of pearl, white gloves, and a hat." (page 15)
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This scene is essential to the play because it introduces the main character of the story. Already you can see that Blanche does not fit into the setting. She is more lavishly dressed, and is shocked by the area. You can see that Blanche stands out, and contrasts the world around her.

Scene 5
The scene starts off with the sisters writing the letter for help from Shep. As this goes on, Stanley is having a hard time with Eunice and starts to argue with her, which results to her almost calling the cops. As Blanche was asked what her astrology sign she was by Stanley, he thought it was ironic about the fact her sign is a virgin but yet she may not be and he might expose her to Stella for being a prostitute back at hime before she had a chance to talk to her sister.

Blanche gets emotional with her sister as she is being treated well. Blanche remembers she is going out with Mitch but has worries that it may not work out because she is old but yet she has a sexual need for him but doesn't want him to worry that she is old.

A boy from "The Evening Star" comes by, and Blanche couldn't control herself and entices him into a kiss

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The scene where Mitch finally gets to see Blanche and what she really looks like. Throughout the play, Mitch has never seen Blanche in the light. He has only seen her when the lights are dimmed or the room is somewhat dark. The reason Blanche does this is because she is afraid of Mitch’s reaction to what she really looks like since she is and looks a little older. “I misrepresent things to them. I don’t tell them the truth.” Blanche is clearly afraid of what others truly think about her, if they really knew who she was and what she looked like. She is afraid to look old, fearing that she won’t get attention from men anymore, but aging happens to everyone. You can’t run from it or hide it.

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One of my favorite scenes in this play is the scene where we are first introduced to the character of Mitch. It is a scene where a bunch of people are playing poker, along with this man named Mitch. However, some time through the scene, Mitch decides he has to leave to go home and take care of his sick mother. Even though to many this scene seems insignificant , i feel like it was the first step in using this character to show the reader that different kinds of men do exist. Typically, you expect this “macho” man, or someone who basically has no heart, however, Mitch is a whole new story, he is someone who cares about others, and isn't afraid to tell other people so, as you can see from him announcing his reason for having to leave early.

Analysis of Quote:

“He was a boy, just a boy, when I was a very young girl. When I was sixteen, I made the discovery---love. All at once much and much, much too completely…and an older man who had been his friend for years…”(Pg 95,Scene 6)
In this particular instance, Blanche opens up to Mitch about her past encounter with love. She is undoubtedly imprudent, as she opts to leak her distressing episodes of the past, to a man she just met. Blanche’s precedent love story had begun at a very young age, it is bizarre to say one is in love at the age of sixteen. Blanche and her husband most likely rushed their relationship and jumped to conclusions about one another. It is made apparent that the couple wasn't completely honest with one another, as Blanche unexpectedly discloses her husband’s secret. Tennessee Williams sheds light upon Blanche’s inability to learn from her faults, because she was ready to commit herself to another relationship without familiarizing herself with her partner. Furthermore, this selection of text underscores a primary contributor to Blanche’s unwavering state of depression, because she is embittered by her haunting past, and the fact that her revelation was her husband’s sole drive to commit suicide.

“You can’t beat a woman an’ then call ‘er back! She won’t come! And her goin’ t’ have a baby! … You stinker! You whelp of a Polack, you! I hope they do haul you in and turn the fire hose on you, same as last time!” (page 60)

In this quote, Eunice, Stanley and Stella’s neighbor, is yelling at Stanley for hitting Stella. During his poker game, Stella and Blanche turned on the radio which angered Stanley, causing him to throw the radio out of the window and hitting Stella. The significance of this quote is that it shows Stanley’s anger and aggressiveness. He hit Stella, who he claims to so dearly love even though she is pregnant. Clues in the quote (“I hope they do haul you in and turn the fire hose on you, same as last time!”) hint that he has beat Stella before and gotten in trouble for it.


"Poems a dead boy wrote. I hurt him the way that you would like to hurt me, but you can’t!" (Pg. 139)

Blanche does reveal that she does feel guilty for the death of her husband. She feels that it was her final words to him that drove him to suicide. However this quotation also shows that Blanche is once again not afraid to stand up to Stanley at this point in the play this shows the strength in her character that exists currently but will later decline as she descends into madness.


Page 138 Blanche: "How do I look?"

Blanche obviously needs to be complimented on her physical appearance. She is very aware that since she is aging "her looks are slipping." She also believes that it is only her beauty which is worth having in order to attract men to fulfill her sexual desires. Since a young woman she has always relied on her looks to get her what she wants, and she still hasn't grown out of that. She is stuck in a time zone where she still thinks she's young, and looks the same. Blanche is afraid of getting old, knowing she won't be receiving attention from the male population. Her insecurities get the best of her throughout the play, always wanting attention in the wrong way.

“Don’t say I lied to you….Never inside, I didn’t lie in my heart.” (pg 119)
This quote in my opinion is probably one of the deepest quotes in the entire play. It definitely makes the reader think as well as builds this atmosphere of repentance and regret. Blanche says this to Mitch after he has uncovered her lies and according to this quote, Banche knew the whole time she was lying to herself and others. She admits to lying, but says how in her heart she knew the truth the whole time. How she may have verbally lied, but in her heart, she had nothing but the truth.

Social Concern:

Addiction/Drinking:
One shared trait between Stanley and Blanche is their drinking addiction. Both chief characters of the play submit to substance abuse in order to delude their perceptions temporarily. Blanche drinks excessively to overlook vile lingering memories. Meanwhile, Stanley drinks habitually during his late-night poker sessions with his acquaintances. Perhaps, another motive for Stanley’s drinking is to alter his acuity of his life after his first born child arrives. Stella and Stanley are financially unstable and are expecting a new addition to their dwelling which also means that they have to set aside money for their young one’s expenses. In addition, Stanley’s drunkenness is the main drive that compels him to argue with Stella over little things. Unlike Stanley who has a bit of control when drinking, Blanche loses her sanity sip by sip. Without further ado, the concern of alcoholism of addiction in general illustrates how Americans tend to rely heavily on other people or substances to relieve their burden.

Social Class Differences (poverty and wealth):
One of the many social issues depicted in “A Streetcar Named Desire” is social classes, and the tension between poverty and wealth. Blanche and Stella are from a very rich family and spent majority of their lives in wealth. Stella left her wealth behind and married Stanley, who is from a lower class. Blanche pays a visit to her sister and you can clearly see the clash between the classes. “Why you had to live in these conditions!” (page 20). Blanche is shocked and horrified that Stella is living in this conditions. She, in her worst nightmares, could not imagine living in such conditions. However, Stella doesn’t think that it is all that bad. “You have a maid, don’t you?” (page 22). Blanche is brings many aspects of her rich life with her. She expects a maid, but unfortunately there is none. For Blanche, adjusting is hard, especially when she pampers herself so much. Blanche even constantly mocks and hold prejudices against the working class. “Look at these feathers and furs that she come here to preen herself in! What’s this here? A solid-gold dress, I believe! And this one! What is these here? Fox-pieces! Genuine fox fur-pieces, a half a mile long!” (page 35). Stanley, on the other hand, find Blanche’s rich lifestyle ridiculous and mocks her lavish clothing. The tension between Stanley and Blanche depicts the relationship between the high class and low class. The play shows that the two classes ridicule the other and cannot get along, and how they constantly look for ways to insult one another.

Appearance:
In America today, a social concern can be beauty or the appearance on has. The way you look, dress, present yourself is how people portray you or remember you as. But it gets to a point where it can either make you or break you. Because of media and such, women have a look they go for, sometimes going the extra mile of hurting themselves just to look a certain way. Blanche can be considered a woman struggling with this. She wants to look young forever, and dresses in the best clothing, just so her appearance to others can be noticed. She also struggles with the fact, that she needs compliments to feel better about herself or the males’ attention. Just like today, many young women or women in general still do this, they fish for the attention of others. Constantly changing, they feel like they must look a certain way all the time, never satisfied with herself. Beauty comes from within, not what you have. Many people fail to recognize that.


Insecurity:
One issue of social concern in the story was insecurity. This insecurity right off the bat caused all the problems. Because of how insecure Blanche was about her looks, personality, and appeal to others, she did many things that she wouldn't be proud of. She firstly changes her appearance just to please others as well as avoids bright lights so others can't tell how old she actually is. She also lies to many people about basically everything in her life and who she is, not to mention sleeping with many men because she was looking for companionship to fill the void in her heart brought on by insecurity. In the end, her insecurity leads to her lying to even herself as well as no one believing her anymore. Her insecurity continuously ate at her until she went insane. This type of thing still happens in society and in many cases, can lead to many people’s demise even today.