A Streetcar Named Desire
Important Quotations Explained
told me to take a street-car named Desire, and transfer to one called
Cemeteries, and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!
are thousands of papers, stretching back over hundreds of years,
affecting Belle Reve as, piece by piece, our improvident grandfathers
and father and uncles and brothers exchanged the land for their
epic fornications—to put it plainly! . . . The four-letter word
deprived us of our plantation, till finally all that was left—and
Stella can verify that!—was the house itself and about twenty acres
of ground, including a graveyard, to which now all but Stella and
I have retreated.
I guess he’s just not the type that goes for jasmine perfume, but
maybe he’s what we need to mix with our blood now that we’ve lost
am not a Polack. People from Poland are Poles, not Polacks. But
what I am is a one hundred percent American, born and raised in
the greatest country on earth and proud as hell of it, so don’t
ever call me a Polack.
you are—I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
by PoeticProclivity, September 03, 2012
I don't understand your view of how Blanche's rape, In which you stated, "Blanche's most visceral experiences are illusions and repressed memories that torment her, so that her rape seems an almost inevitable consequence of her psychological pain." How exactly, in anyway, is Blanche's rape inevitable? Did she appeal weak stimulating Stanley's carnal desire to conquer Blanche's threatening, bourgeoisie personality?
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