Was Blanche Doomed From The Beginning? #5

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  • The Varsouviana Polka
    • Allan
      • Upon hearing The Varsouviana Polka, memories of Blanche's late husband, Allan, resurface. This makes Blanche experience her guilt and trauma all over again.
        • An additional point to make about Allan is that has name COULD be a play on Edgar Allan Poe, as Blanche references him at the beginning of the play. Moreover, Poe is known for his melancholic stories and poems, heavily reflecting Blanche's situation.
        • When hearing the Polka in Scene Nine, Blanche hears a gunshot at the end of the Polka, signalling the end of the song. This is quite worrying as it is going on only in her mind (escapism). However, it could also be alluding to Blanche's own suicidal thoughts.
    • Scene Nine
      • When hearing the Polka in Scene Nine, Blanche hears a gunshot at the end of the Polka, signalling the end of the song. This is quite worrying as it is going on only in her mind (escapism). However, it could also be alluding to Blanche's own suicidal thoughts.
    • Intense Scenes
      • Blanche often hears the Polka in intense scenes or whenever Allan is mentioned.
        • This could be Blanche's escapism bleeding into reality.
        • Upon hearing The Varsouviana Polka, memories of Blanche's late husband, Allan, resurface. This makes Blanche experience her guilt and trauma all over again.
          • An additional point to make about Allan is that has name COULD be a play on Edgar Allan Poe, as Blanche references him at the beginning of the play. Moreover, Poe is known for his melancholic stories and poems, heavily reflecting Blanche's situation.

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