Monday, February 11, 2019
The Character of Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Name
Blanche, the main example in Williams play A tramway Named Desire invokes many contrasting emotions. To analyze ones emotions concerning Blanche is no easy task, to do so effectively one must fit the play into different parts and analyze them separately. The problem with Blanche is that she presents a character so mixed up in her own motives and opinions that one never knows if it is really her or an act shes putting on. The audience forget find itself constantly readjusting its position towards Blanche and the other characters as the play unfolds and we receive more astir(predicate) her story and the reasons behind her inadequacies. Williams makes sure nothing is discolour or stark but grey so that at rough moments in the play we struggle to find a reason for her peaceful manipulation and hunger for power while at others we pity her scummy life founded on lies and misconceptions. Even when she tries to break up Stanley and Stellas kind we dont immediately brand her as a villain, we call up that if Stella hadnt left than maybe Blanche would have reach what she had wanted to become rather than what society dictated her to become. When we see Blanche for the very first sequence we know right away that she does not belong in Stellas neighborhood, she is daintily dressed and her delicate beauty must avoid a strong light, she seems in a fairly hysterical tell apart but we can assume thats just normal since she is ill-matched to this setting. She seems to be having trouble speaking normally to a black person so that we can already place the origin of her breeding in the South, probably in one of those enormous mansions that housed rich striver owning white families. As the scene unfolds, the image of the rich, somewhat shelte... ...e thinking about her and the play they will feel sympathy or at to the lowest degree pity for Blanche. What Williams demonstrates with this play is the power of memories and the ruthlessness of society. Works Cited and Consulted Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will. New York bantam Books, 1975. Dworkin, Andrea. Intercourse. New York The Free Press, 1087 Lant, Kathleen Margaret. A Streetcar Named Misogyny. pp. 225-238 in REDMOND. Redmond, James (Editor). craze in Drama. Cambridge University Press 1991. Spoto, Donald. The Kindness of Strangers. Boston Little, Brown and Company, 1985. Williams, Edwina Dakin. Remember Me to Tom. St. Louis daybreak Publishing Company, 1963. Williams, Tennessee. Memoirs. New York Doubleday and Company, Inc 1975. Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. New York Signet. Original right of first publication 1947.