A Streetcar Named Desire - Scenes 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Scene Five

Scene Five begins with Blanche seated in the bedroom as she reads a just completed letter and bursts into a peal of laughter. Blanche reads aloud to Stella what she’s written to Shep, fabricating a completely false depiction of her time in New Orleans, with “a continued round of entertainments, teas, cocktails, and luncheons—“ (Scene Five, p. 93). Blanche is cut off when Eunice and Steve upstairs break into a row, with Eunice accusing Steve of chasing a blond at the Four Deuces. Sounds of crashing ensue with Eunice charging downstairs and demanding someone call the police.

Stanley arrives in his bowling shirt, asking what happened and saying instead of getting the police, Eunice was getting a drink. Steve comes downstairs nursing a bruise on his forehead and leaves to go find Eunice as Blanche asks Stanley what his astrological sign is. Blanche declares she believes Stanley would...

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