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How Does Williams Present Blanche's Anxieties?

Williams presents Blanche DuBoi's anxiety through the use of language in `A Street Car Named
Desire'. When discussing their future, Blanche warns her sister Stella "Don't hang back with the
brutes!". The low frequency noun "brutes" reveals Blanche's intelligence and background as an

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that Blanche has chosen to appear honest and pure. As the play continues, it becomes apparent that
Blanche's promiscuous behaviour is far from pure which makes her colour choice ironic.

Williams also presents Blanche's anxiety is through para-linguistic skills; in scene nine, the scene
before the play's climax, Williams describes…


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