A Streetcar Named Desire - Study Guide Scenes 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Scene Three

Scene Three takes place in the Kowalski home on poker night and there is a surreal shift in the kitchen, giving it “the raw colors of childhood’s spectrum” (Scene Three, p. 51). Present are Stanley, Steve, Mitch and Pablo, each wearing shirts in primary colors. There are whiskey bottles and watermelon slices scattered about the table along with glasses. The men play poker, argue and heckle one another, especially Mitch, who is chastised for wanting to go home to check on his sick mother. Mitch accuses the others of not understanding because they’re all married and exits to the restroom.

Blanche and Stella appear around the corner, and Blanche’s superficial obsession can be seen when she says, “I feel so hot and frazzled. Wait till I powder before you open the door. Do I look done in?” (Scene Three, p. 54). Stella reassures her...

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