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A Streetcar Named Desire Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 3 Summary

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Scene 3 Summary

It is poker night in the Kowalski's apartment. Stanley, Steve, Pedro Gonzales and Harold Mitchell, who goes by the nickname Mitch, sit around the kitchen table. They are dressed in colorful shirts and the table is strewn with empty beer bottles and watermelon rinds.

At 2:30 in the morning, Blanche and Stella return to the flat. As they approach and hear that the game is still in progress, Blanche nervously powders her nose and fusses over her appearance. When the women enter the kitchen, Stella introduces Pedro and Steve to Blanche. Mitch is in the bathroom. Stella suggests that the men might wrap up the game. Stanley quickly rebuffs her suggestion and slaps her on the rear. She is embarrassed by his gesture.

Stella and Blanche retreat to the bedroom where they meet Mitch as he comes out of the bathroom. Mitch is awkward and nervous around Blanche...

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