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    anybody got any ideas as to the importance of the doctor and the matron in the final scene? i ain't got a clue why they are portrayed the way they are!
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    i see the doctor and matron like other minpr characters such as the mexican woman, they are used like theatrical devices to highlight themes and communicate feelings of other charachters. When Blanche says that she has always depended on the kindness of strangers it is important as it reflects the only people she can depend on to survive are those she doesnt know. Those close to her like stella and mitch have all left her after discovering the truth about her.

    hope that helps in some way..

    are you doing the exam on monday..im so scared spent all day looking over all the themes and imagery and trying to learn quotes..my room is covered in different coloured post it notes!!! arrgghh

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    oooh yey thank you that helps loads!! arg i've been trying to cram it all day....as well as john donne poetry.....eugh
    i made a quotebank for stella/stanley/blanche which im just gonna skim read several times, made a list of themes and recurring images.....but theres so much to learn!!
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    yeh its so difficult-especially trying to learn everything for Wuthering Heights- the possibilites are endless on what they could ask, so i have downloaded all the past papers i can find..

    oh and i notice you are from wirral..i think i know who you are..
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    ???? who are you ????? do u go to my school? :confused:
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    yeh i do go to your school..im in the other english lit group..sorry for causing the confusin xx
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    whats your name?!
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    laura-im tall blonde and crazy
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    williams? i know you! we did italian with mr burton!
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    yes we did..a very long time ago!! lol
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    by the way....Streetcar scene 5, when Blanche tels Stella about her past (in an oh-so-roundabout way) our teacher reckons Stella realy didn't understand...but i think she did....she used to be part of Blanche's culture therefore would be used to such poetic language....also perhaps she just chose to ignore it so she could block out the reality of her sister's past and in effect, live her own fantasy (the way she does with stanley..she blocks out all the bad things he does to stay happy) ??
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    well- if Stella wasn't to understand then i suppose it would intensify her status as an outsider, unable to interact and communicate with Stanley and Stella's world- fitting in with the context of the conflict of north/south. Blanche is trying to confess all but is not really understood by her own Sister.

    However i too have always thought Stella understands but doesnt really realise to full extend and in some ways blocks it out because her way of surviving is to detatch herself from her past and Blanches and live her fantasy with Stanley-backed up by choosing Stanley over Blanche at the end and going back to Stanley after the poker party which shows she will ignore his violence
 
 
 
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