A Streetcar Named Desire Film Summary & Analysis

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A Streetcar Named Desire starts out in New Orleans. At the train station, Blanche DuBois walks alone. A sailor asks whether she is lost, and she tells him that she is supposed to be riding a streetcar named Desire. He helps her on, and she heads to another part of town. She still has difficulty finding the apartment, but a woman sitting on the stoop directs her. When Blanche explains that she is going to be living with her sister, Stella Kowalski, the woman sends her to the bowling alley where Stella is with her friends. Stella wants to introduce Blanche to her husband, Stanley. However, he is making a scene, and Blanche is so shocked that she and Stella leave.

As Stella and Blanche drink at a bar, Blanche explains that she left her job because she was going crazy. They begin to...

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