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A Streetcar Named Desire Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 2 Summary

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Scene 2 Summary

Scene 2 opens inside the Kowalski flat the night after Blanche arrives. Fancy clothes are strewn across the bed and Blanche is bathing. The girls are planning to go out to dinner and a show in the French Quarter while Stanley hosts poker night in the apartment. As they prepare for the evening, Stella tells Stanley that Belle Reve is lost. He becomes suspicious that Blanche has sold the plantation and is trying to cheat Stella out of money.

He questions Stella about papers relating to the sale. She tells him she has not seen any papers. He lectures her on the Napoleonic Code, a set of laws that give husbands the rights to their wives' property. Stanley explains to Stella that if Blanche has swindled her, then she has swindled him as well, and he does not like to be cheated.

Stanley tears through Blanche's trunk ranting...

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