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‘Desire brings about the downfall of all characters within ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’’

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- any quotes/ ideas/ critic quotes would be highly appreciated 🙏🏼😅

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(Also comparing this to Small Island by Andrea Levy so if you have anything on that, it would be great too)
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1. Blanche Dubois was brought to Elysian Fields by the Streetcar 'Desire.'. The nature of a team is that it must stay on its tracks and cannot deviate, suggesting that, in giving into desire, Blanche's fate is already inevitable.
2. Due to his physical lust for Blanche, Mitch loses any possibility of a future with her, even though the last scene suggests that he does somehow care for her despite everything.
3.Stanley rapes Blanche but experiences no consequences for his actions. However, Stella says that she could believe what Blanche said and keep living with Stanley, suggesting that the natural consequence of his actions would be the downfall of his family, but for Stella's own desire to keep him and maintain the family unit.
4. Camille Paglia said something along the lines of the males in Streetcar have a very strong bond, that Williams looks onto from the sidelines.. As a pack, the males are animalistic, predatory and generally United, perhaps suggesting that, in weakening herself in regards to Mitch, Blanche makes herself more vulnerable to the rest of the pack. Her desire for a safe, secure future cannot be realised in Elysian Fields and only exposes her further to Stanley's power.
or something like that! Hope it helps!
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(Original post by redmeercat)
1. Blanche Dubois was brought to Elysian Fields by the Streetcar 'Desire.'. The nature of a team is that it must stay on its tracks and cannot deviate, suggesting that, in giving into desire, Blanche's fate is already inevitable.
2. Due to his physical lust for Blanche, Mitch loses any possibility of a future with her, even though the last scene suggests that he does somehow care for her despite everything.
3.Stanley rapes Blanche but experiences no consequences for his actions. However, Stella says that she could believe what Blanche said and keep living with Stanley, suggesting that the natural consequence of his actions would be the downfall of his family, but for Stella's own desire to keep him and maintain the family unit.
4. Camille Paglia said something along the lines of the males in Streetcar have a very strong bond, that Williams looks onto from the sidelines.. As a pack, the males are animalistic, predatory and generally United, perhaps suggesting that, in weakening herself in regards to Mitch, Blanche makes herself more vulnerable to the rest of the pack. Her desire for a safe, secure future cannot be realised in Elysian Fields and only exposes her further to Stanley's power.
or something like that! Hope it helps!
So helpful!! Like thank you so so much! x
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(Original post by wordsandroses)
So helpful!! Like thank you so so much! x
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