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A Streetcar Named Desire Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Blanche's husband do when she confronted him about #104?



2. Why does Stanley come home?



3. What does Stella describe her sister has having always been?



4. What does Mitch do to soothe Blanche?



5. What are they searching for in Blanche's bag?



Essay Topics

The setting of Elysian Fields seems to be a depressing one. Give three examples of things that surround Elysian Fields that add to its feeling of depravity and gloom. Do you think that a change of setting would have changed the story? Why or why not? How does the setting affect each of the four main characters?

In the end, Blanche is taken away, seemingly crazy and in need of help. But what are the signs that might have indicated she was mentally unstable long before she was taken away? Give at least three signs that Blanche needed mental health attention. Do you think she was actually crazy? Why or why not?

The rape of Blanche is hard to define in this play as the play was written in a time when the mere thought of rape was inconceivable. Why do you think Tennessee Williams decided to use a rape scene in this play? What does it say about Stanley? What does this scene say about Blanche? Was this scene necessary? Why or why not?

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