Streetcar Themes



First signs of Blanche's instability

  • 'I can't be alone! Because- as you must have noticed- I'm- not very well!' (p.10)
  • Shattered by husband's death
  • Had to cope alone at Belle Reve, begun descent into promiscuity + alcoholism
  • Stella remarks Blanche's behaviour caused distress at home > deterioration started earlier
  • as promiscuity and alcoholism increases, creates fantasy world of admirers and parties

Accommodating nightmares

  • Never successful in creating dream world. Husband's suicide never absent from…


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