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Scene Nine
This scene marks a decisive stage in Blanche's disintegration. She is drinking heavily and the
past symbolised by the insistent polka music is pressing own upon her

This scene is effective melodrama as Mitch's hostility and Blanche's half hearted
protestations lead up to the ending when he tries…

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Mitch hurrying out of the apartment represents Blanche's last chance for stability in her life
disappearing

Imagery : The Paper Lantern

The paper lantern represents the dressing up of reality

Blanche's fear of the light that Mitch wants conveys her fear and inability to deal with truth
and brightness. She…

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