A Streetcar Named Desire

by: Tennessee Williams

Scene One

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I’m looking for my sister, Stella DuBois. I mean—Mrs. Stanley Kowalski.

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They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields.

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She showed me a picture of your home-place, the plantation. A great big place with white columns.

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But you are the one that abandoned Belle Reve, not I! I stayed and fought for it, bled for it, almost died for it!

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Why the Grim Reaper had put up his tent on our doorstep! . . . Stella. Belle Reve was his headquarters! Honey—that’s how it slipped through my fingers!