A Streetcar Named Desire

by: Tennessee Williams

Scene Three

1

I’m not accustomed to having more than one drink. Two is the limit—and three! [She laughs] Tonight I had three.

2

Poker shouldn’t be played in a house with women.

3

They stare at each other. Then they come together with low, animal moans. He falls to his knees on the steps and presses his face to her belly, curving a little with maternity. Her eyes go blind with tenderness as she catches his head and raises him to the level of her.

4

There’s so much—so much confusion in the world . . . [He coughs diffidently] Thank you for being so kind! I need kindness now.