A Streetcar Named Desire Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Blanche DuBois played by Vivien Leigh

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Blanche DuBois is Stella Kowalski's sister. Blanche was married to a man who was a homosexual. She spends her time trying to find love somewhere else. She even moves into a hotel and entertains men there. Finally though, she runs through the family fortune, and she decides to go stay with her sister, Stella, in New Orleans.

While staying with Stella, Blanche meets Stanley, Stella's husband, and his friend, Mitch. Stanley hates Blanche, partly because she tries to undermine his control of Stella. Mitch, on the other hand, falls in love with Blanche. However, once he discovers the truth about her past, he feels betrayed by all the lies.

Blanche becomes very upset when Mitch leaves her. She regrets her past, and she is distraught that she seems unable to find lasting love anywhere. While Stella is in...

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