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A Streetcar Named Desire, the Character of Blanche

Summary: How Tennessee Williams uses language,symbolism,setting and costume(colour) and sound to characterise Blanche Dubois
"A Streetcar named Desire": The character of Blanche.

"A Streetcar named Desire" was written by Tennessee Williams in 1947. This play concerns the psychological decomposition of a sensitive, delicate woman in a harsh, aggressive materialistic world. As the play develops, Williams allows us to see the numerous layers of her personality unfold, and to discover her true nature; all she desired was love. The protagonist Blanche Dubois slowly loses her mental well being due to the influential corruption of the antagonist, Stanley Kowalski. The language, setting, costume, colour, sound, and symbolism all contribute to create a character of culture, refinement and gentility.

The play is set in a place called Elysian Fields; she arrives there by a streetcar named "Desire." This signifies her desire and need to reach her end goal. The route of the streetcar is not Elysian Fields; she gets off...

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