A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - SCENE FIVE

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    • KEY QUOTES
      • "My Rosenkavalier" - Blanche
        • 'knight of the rose' - comic romantic hero - demonstrates her obsession with stories/lies (allusion).
      • "I've run for protection, Stella, from under one leaky roof to another leaky roof" - Blanche
        • Hinting at her time as a prostitute in the Flamingo Hotel - close to confessing to Stella (euphamism).
      • "keep my hands off children" - Blanche
        • Refers to the reason she had to leave Laurel - nearly reveals the truth (analepsis).
    • KEY TERMS
      • Analepsis
      • Allusion
      • Euphamism
    • CONTEXT
      • "Rosencavalier" - Strauss' comic-romantic opera from 1911.
      • Alludes to Alexander Dumas the Younger - Parisian call girl.

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