A Streetcar Named Desire Film Summary & Analysis

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A Streetcar Named Desire is the story of two sisters, Blanche and Stella, and Stella's husband, Stanley. Stella and Stanley have an abusive relationship. Stanley is constantly pushing Stella around, telling her what to do, and even beating her up. Although they supposedly love each other and seem to make up a lot, Stella is forced to do whatever Stanley wants.

Then, Blanche arrives. Blanche also wants to control and manipulate Stella. She uses lies and deception to manipulate Stella, Mitch, and others. Blanche wants to continue being a beautiful young Southern belle, but she recognizes the inevitable marks of age. Stanley finally puts an end to his battle with Blanche when he rapes her while Stella is in the hospital giving birth to their child. Blanche loses her sanity after this encounter and is sent to a mental institution, while Stella leaves Stanley and...

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