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A streetcar named desire
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What important news does blanche tell stella about belle reve?
Belle reve is gone
What product does blanch seem to like yet claim she does not?
According to Stanley was he a good student or no
how does Stanley react when he learns balance going to stay for a while ?
What does Blanche teach?
What does blanch say what happened to the boy she was married to
Just from the first few pages how might we categorize Stanley and Stella relationship?
Seem to be happy with each other. Stanley likes her looks while Stella likes everything
What is the significance of Blanche's directions to visit her sister "take a streetcar named desire than transfer to one called cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields"?
Desire shows wants, cemeteries implies death and decay
What inferences might we make about Blanche from the first scene
Flirty, moody, and alcoholic
What are we to make of Blanche's insistence that she "stayed and struggled" with the family home when the family home is we may infer a nice place ?
Instead of paying mortgage she had to pay for funerals
Stanley asks Blanche if she were once married and the music of the polka rises in the stage directions. What might this imply ?
Fast pace song - Blanche marriage happened very quickly
At the start of scene two Stella tells Stanley that belle reve is lost. Then she asks Stanley to do her a favor with Blanche. She asks Stanley to do something several times, in several ways. What does she want Stanley to do
She wanted him to be nice to Blanche and more patient
What thing that relates to belle reve does Stanley want to see?
How might we characterize how Blanche behaves around Stanley
Openly and inappropriately flirtatious
What evidently is the napoleonic code ?
A warriors code of behavior that applies to battle
What big news does Blanche find out about Stella in scene 2
What are we to make of Blanche's flirtation
She likes him
Why might Stella be happy with Stanley--- what appealing characteristics does he seem to possess?
He's very different to what she's used to. "Opposites Attract"
What is the significance of the final words of the scene -- a vendor's calling out "red hot"
Things are going to be heating up. A foreshadowing of things to come
What family issue seems to preoccupy Mitch?
Mother is sick
According to Blanche who is older?
What thing does Mitch have that has been inscribed with lines from a poem?
What does Stanley throw out the window during scene 2?
Who does Stanley hit off stage in scene 3?
Whose name does Stanley repeatedly calls out towards the close of scene 3?
With whom is Blanche sitting and smoking at the end of scene 3?
What seem to be the symbolic ideas of each character Stanley, Stella, and Blanche?
Blanche says she can't stand a naked light bulb, and there are several references to light and light bulbs in the scene. What is Williams implying with this ?
Can't see her age.
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