He is loyal to his friends, passionate to his wife, and heartlessly cruel to Blanche. Blanche is Stella's younger sister who has come to visit Stella and her husband Stanley in New Orleans.
Williams also uses dramatic irony in scene seven where Blanche sings Paper Moons in the bath suggesting her hope in a future with Mitch rests on him believing in her illusions however, the audience are then allowed revelations about her past from Stanley.
The audience have seen Blanche lie and even admit to it, and it is tragic that at the point she tells the truth and acknowledged reality no one believes her.In conclusion the exposition of A Streetcar Named Desire, we gather that Tennessee is successful in incorporating imagery, music and set designs which help in setting the foundation of the main themes of the play. So I just got into the habit of being quiet around you. She goes to her sister home as a fallen woman of society. What makes you cringe? Stanley is the epitome of an essential force. However, as with all of the scenes in the play, this scene leads to a natural, dramatic climax. The same message is embodied in the rape. The atmosphere is tense, and as Blanche comes out of the bathroom antithetically "[airily]", the contrast between Stanley and Blanche becomes apparent and the unease is developed further. His own sister, Rose, was lobotomised in his absence and later institutionalised leading many critics to believe that the character of Blanche may have arisen from events in his own life. What hooks you?
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The tension between Stanley and Blanche becomes particularly apparent in Scene 2 when Stanley convinces himself that Blanche is lying about the mysterious loss of Belle Reve. William's persistent use of detailed stage directions in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' implies that the visual settings of the play are very important.