A Streetcar Named Desire - Motifs and Symbolism

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  • Created on: 25-05-18 17:36
'Blue Piano' represents
slow, sensual piece that reflects the overt sexuality of those living in New Orleans, and the New South, it crushes Blanche as she tries to forget her promiscuous past and retain her Old Southern values.
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represents New Orleans - diagetic, everyone can hear it - often rises up in scenes of immense tension and stress for Blanche.
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Stage directions
"This 'Blue Piano' expresses the spirit of the life that goes on here."
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'Blue Piano' quotes
"The music of the "blue piano" grows louder." "Stanley enters the kitchen [...] leaving the door open on the perpetual "blue piano." "under the swelling music of the 'blue piano'."
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'Varsouviana' represents
this music is diagetic only to Blanche, represents her gradual decline into her own illusion away from reality.
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translation
originated from Warsaw, Poland, the translation from French meaning "from Warsaw", considering how this music literally torments Blanche and is a representation of her mental decline into her own illusions, it is extremely ironic as same place as Sta
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'Varsouviana' quotes
"The Varsouviana music steals in softly." "music is in her mind" "drinking to escape it and the sense of disaster closing in on her." "rapid" "feverish" ""The 'Varsouviana' is playing distantly."
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Compare
'Blue Piano' is often louder than the 'Varsouviana' to reflect the domination and destrcution of Blanche (Old South) by Stanley (New South).
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represents New Orleans - diagetic, everyone can hear it - often rises up in scenes of immense tension and stress for Blanche.

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Stage directions

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'Blue Piano' quotes

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'Varsouviana' represents

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