A Streetcar Named Desire

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How is conflict shown between Blanche and Stella?
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How is conflict shown between Blanche and Stella?
The conflict between the characters is shown through their dialogue when they confront each other. Also, I think stage directions play a key role in the understanding of their conflict. It could be useful to mention how characters in the play (Stanley) have such a key impact on their conflict.
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A Key aspect of conflict between Stella and Blanche is Stanley, but there is also the different economic and cultural differences. One of the importance ones is Blanche's reliance with money and Stella's indifference to it.
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Blanche has conversational dominance against Stella. She also uses condescending animalistic adjectives to describe Stella. "Lamb" etc.
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A Key aspect of conflict between Stella and Blanche is Stanley, but there is also the different economic and cultural differences. One of the importance ones is Blanche's reliance with money and Stella's indifference to it.
It could be argued that Blanche’s preoccupation with wealth represents an archaic culture of elitism that was becoming obsolete in America at the time, while Stella is rejecting this by “regressing” to a working class lifestyle with Stanley. We could interpret this as Williams’ weltanschauung on the progression of American society, from one of inherited elitism (Blanche) to the American Dream, where anyone of any class or background can work to provide a comfortable living (Stella and Stanley). The conflict between the sisters, therefore, is perhaps a microcosm for the struggle in American society at the time to adjust to the “modern” way of living.
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