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A Streetcar Named Desire Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 4 Summary

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Scene 4 Summary

The morning after the poker game finds Stella and Blanche in decidedly different states. Blanche, agitated and disheveled, returns to the apartment to find a serene Stella languishing in bed reading a comic book. Stanley is out getting the car greased and the radio repaired. Blanche cannot believe Stella's calmness and Stella does not understand her sister's consternation. Stella dismisses Stanley's behavior as simply what happens when men drink and play poker.

As Blanche questions Stella about Stanley's violent temperament, Stella confesses that on their wedding night, Stanley broke all the light bulbs in the room with her shoe. Blanche is horrified and says, "And you—you let him? Didn't run? Didn't scream?" Stella replies, "I was—sort of—thrilled by it."

Stella begins to clean up the apartment while Blanche tries to think of a way to get them both out of...

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