A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - SCENE THREE ANALYSIS

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  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - SCENE THREE
    • KEY QUOTES
      • "Poker shouldn't be played in a house with women" - Mitch
        • Mitch is again showing his sensitive nature, unlike the other male characters, but still conforms to societal gender norms.
      • [as direct and coarse and powerful as the primary colours] - men
        • Simile shows the traditionally male dominated household.
      • 'I'm not accustomed to having more than one drink" - Blanche
        • Again lying about her personal life - dramatic irony as we know she drinks.
      • "She's somewhat older than I"
        • Lying - wants Mitch to like her/see her in a certain way.
      • "I'm an old maid"
        • Not true - she's been married
    • KEY TERMS
      • Simile
      • Lies/deceit
      • Gender stereotypes
      • Dramatic irony
    • CONTEXT
      • Poker is a traditionally male game, women seen as too 'delicate' to play.
      • The term maid was used to describe a 'pure' unmarried woman - Blanche was neither.

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