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A Streetcar Named Desire Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 5 Summary

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Scene 5 Summary

It is now August. Blanche has been with the Kowalskis more than three months. Scene 5 opens with Blanche writing a letter to Shep Huntleigh. She is amused at the yarn she is spinning and laughs aloud. Stella does not share Blanche's pleasure in the tale of how the sisters are spending the summer attending teas and luncheons.

The letter writing is interrupted by a disturbance upstairs. Eunice is yelling at Steve and accusing him of infidelity. She threatens to call the police if he hits her. The sisters hear crashes and bangs, then silence. Blanche asks nervously, "Did he kill her?"

Stanley returns home. He has passed Eunice as she raced downstairs and around the corner threatening to call the police. Instead, she goes for a drink. Stella comments that this solution is more practical. Moments later Steve comes to the Kowalski's door looking for...

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