A Streetcar Named Desire - Motif of Light

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The Motif of Light - Scene 1
"Her delicate beauty must avoid a strong light" "...suggests a moth" "Turn that off! I won't be looked at in this merciless glare!" "
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The Motif of Light - Scene 3
"You're standing in the light, Blanche!" "[she moves out of the yellow streak of light]" "[she moves back into the streak of light]" "Put it over the light-bulb!" "I can't stand a naked light-bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or vulgar action"
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The Motif of Light - Scene 5
"And so the soft people have got too - shimmer and glow - put a - paper lantern over the light"
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The Motif of Light - Scene 6
"Let's leave the lights off. Shall we?" "It was like you suddenly turned on a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow"
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The Motif of Light - Scene 9
"I like it dark. The dark is comforting to me." "I don't think I ever seen you in the light. That's a fact!" "You never want to go out in the afternoon" "I've never had a real good look at you, Blanche" "He tears the paper lantern off the light bulb"
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The Motif of Light - Scene 10
Light replaced by shadows: "The shadows are of a grotesque and menacing form" "The shadows and lurid reflections move sinuously as flames along the wall spaces"
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The Motif of Light - Scene 11
"[He crosses to dressing-table and seizes the paper lantern, tearing it off the light-bulb, and extends it towards her. She cries out as if the lantern was herself.]"
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"You're standing in the light, Blanche!" "[she moves out of the yellow streak of light]" "[she moves back into the streak of light]" "Put it over the light-bulb!" "I can't stand a naked light-bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or vulgar action"

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The Motif of Light - Scene 3

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"And so the soft people have got too - shimmer and glow - put a - paper lantern over the light"

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Card 4

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"Let's leave the lights off. Shall we?" "It was like you suddenly turned on a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow"

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Card 5

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"I like it dark. The dark is comforting to me." "I don't think I ever seen you in the light. That's a fact!" "You never want to go out in the afternoon" "I've never had a real good look at you, Blanche" "He tears the paper lantern off the light bulb"

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