Was Blanche Doomed From The Beginning? #4

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  • Bus Ticket
    • Stanley
      • Even if Stanley wouldn't have r*ped Blanche in Scene Ten, she would have still been forced out of Elysian Fields as Stanley had bought the bus ticket as a cruel gift for Blanche's birthday.
    • Stella
      • Once again, Stella proves loyalty to Stanley, not Blanche. Although she scolds him for buying Blanche the bus ticket back to Laurel, she doesn't explicitly try to stop him from actually giving it to her. Maybe deep down, Stella wants Blanche gone too?
    • Always Moving
      • Blanche is always being forced out of spaces when she is no longer welcome. E.g: Belle Reve, The Flamingo Hotel, and now, Elysian Fields
        • This could represent the ideals of the Old South (Blanche) trying to stay relevant in the rapid changing American ideologies (Stanley).
          • Even if Stanley wouldn't have r*ped Blanche in Scene Ten, she would have still been forced out of Elysian Fields as Stanley had bought the bus ticket as a cruel gift for Blanche's birthday.
        • A possible argument could be that it's isn't changing ideals that are running Blanche away, it's death. Everyone at Belle Reve had died and Blanche was lucky to escape from "under on leaky roof to another leaky roof". Finally, at the end of the play, her mental state suffers from her escaping death the first time.
          • This si supported by the Mexican Woman who is selling flowers for the dead outside of the Kowalski apartment. "Flores para los muertos"

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