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A Street Car Named Desire: The Many Traits Of Blanch - Term Papers

A Street Car Named Desire: The Many Traits Of Blanch



Everyone has relatives that come and visit. Some people don't like
their relatives and they hate when relatives visit. Tennessee Williams
shows this feeling between Stanley and Blanch in the book A Street Car
Named Desire. It is the things that Blanch says and does that makes
Stanley dislike her. Blanch is vein, untruthful, and is seductive.
Blanch is a very vein person. A lot of the things she does is so
she looks good. Stanley first discovers this in "Scene Two":

Stanley: Look at these feathers and furs that she come here to
preen herself in!

He believes that she was swindling them, so he looks through her trunk and
discovers a lot of fancy looking ...

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in that
worn out Mardi Gras outfit, rented for fifty cents from some
rag-picker! And with the crazy crown on! What queen do you think
you are?

Blanch: Oh-God...

Stanley: I've been on to you from the start! Not once did you
pull any wool over this boy's eyes! You come in here and sprinkle
the place with power and spray perfume and cover the light bulb
with a paper lantern, and lo and behold the place has turned into
Egypt and you are the Queen of the Nile! Sitting on your throne
swilling down my liquor! I say-Ha!-Ha! Do you hear me? Ha-ha-ha!

He is saying that she tries to look glamorous with her clothes and her
jewelry, but he can see through that and she does not look glamorous at all.

One of Blanch's strong traits is that is a compulsive liar. In
"Scene Three" she admits to Stanley that she lies a lot.

Blanch: All right. Cards on the table. That suits me. [She turns
...

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or after the telegram came from the Texas
oil millionaire?

Blanch: What telegram! No! No, after! As a matter of fact, the
wire came just as-

Stanley: As a matter of fact there wasn't no wire at all!

Blanch: Oh, oh!

Stanley: There isn't no millionaire! And Mitch didn't come back
with roses Ścause I know where he is-

Blanch: Oh!

Stanley: There isn't a god dam thing but imagination!

Blanch: Oh!

Stanley: And lies and conceit and tricks!

Stanley had gotten sick of listening to Blanch's lies, so he tells her that
he knows about the lies, conceit and tricks.
When Blanch lies to ...

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