What does Blanche admit to in the middle of Scene 5?
Blanche confesses that she has behaved badly during the past two years, the period when she was losing Belle Reve. Blanche tries to laugh off the fact that she is shaking, claiming that she feels nervous about her date that evening with Mitch.
What are the two main conflicts in A Streetcar Named Desire?
In this play, the conflict between Blanche and Stanley is a social conflict. Social conflict is a struggle between man and man. The sources of conflicts are the differences worlds between Blanche and Stanley. There are two causes, the background and the character differences.
What foreshadows Stanley raping Blanche?
The man follows the prostitute solicitously, there is a struggle offstage, and then the Black woman runs away with the prostitute’s handbag. This scene foreshadows Stanley’s rape of Blanche, which occurs offstage at the scene’s end. Stanley’s raiding of Blanche’s trunk in Scene Two also foreshadows the rape.
Why is Stanley so mean to Blanche?
Stanley’s intense hatred of Blanche is motivated in part by the aristocratic past Blanche represents. He also (rightly) sees her as untrustworthy and does not appreciate the way she attempts to fool him and his friends into thinking she is better than they are. Stanley shows no remorse for his brutal actions.
Why does Stanley not kiss Stella in front of Blanche?
Key interpretation. Stanley’s refusal to kiss Stella in front of Blanche could show that he is inhibited in Blanche’s presence, or that he resents his wife for allowing her to stay with them.
Why does Blanche’s husband kill himself?
In the middle of the dance, Blanche told her young husband that he disgusted her. This deliberate act of cruelty on Blanche’s part caused her young husband to commit suicide.
Is Stanley a villain in Streetcar?
Stanley Kowalski is the main antagonist in Tennessee Williams’ 1947 stage play A Streetcar Named Desire and its subsequent film adaptations. He was most famously portrayed by the late Marlon Brando – who also played Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, Vito Corleone in The Godfather and Walter E.
How does Stanley react to Blanche’s flirting?
Stanley replies gruffly to Blanche’s idle chatter. When she unashamedly asks him to come and fasten her buttons, he refuses. He begins to question sarcastically how Blanche came to acquire so many fancy dress items, and he rejects Blanche’s flirtatious bids to make the conversation more kind-spirited.