A Streetcar Named Desire

The Failed Journey of Blanche Dubois in a Streetcar Named Desire

The Failed Journey of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

Williams brings forth an element of contrast when sketching the background setting of the play while also drawing the character of Blanche. The play begins with the audience looking through the outward lens – where the background showcases the lives of Northern Americans, with cheap gossip, business talks and the music of the ‘blue piano’ …

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Discuss the expository elements in the first two scenes of The Streetcar Named Desire.

Plays rely on the exposition to portray its characters in their actual forms, introducing their characteristics and what makes them stand out. The exposition also allows the play to formulate a pathway for it to follow, adding momentary conflicts or hinting at something that would contribute to the play’s rising action. Williams follow the conventional …

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