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An Analaysis Of Tennessee Williams Play, "A Streetcar Named Rosie

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In Tennessee Williams play, "A Streetcar Named Rosie," a major theme is realityvs. illusion. The theme deals with Stella's reality and Blanche's illusions, where Stelladeals with her reality, Blanche creates illusions to forget hers.Stella's reality belongs with Stanley, in their little apartment, with sex as theirstronghold. Although Stella was brought up through different surroundings she's happywith her life with Stanley. She's not ashamed to admit that she and Stanley came fromtwo very different worlds. She realizes that he is crude and violent at times but she dealswith it and moves on. An example that she accepts her life with Stanley is when hebecame violent with her that poker night. Yet she still chose to stay worth himeventhough Blanche gave her the choice of leaving with her.On the other hand Blanche deals with her realities by creating illusions. Shecreated the illusions of her life in Laurel as being a successful, will respected woman, whenshe was really a tramp. Her illusions are so intense that its to the point that it affects reallife. An example is her decorations to Stella's apartment which creates a dim surroundingto help hide her true appearance. Unlike Stella, Blanche is afraid of her reality. She isafraid of getting old which is which she puts covers on the lamps to dim the lights. She'safraid of being alone, which was why she tried so hard to keep Mitch from finding outabout her past.In conclusion, although Stella and Blanche were brought up in the sameenvironment, they matured differently. Stella deals with her reality and doesn't try tocover it up with lies, unlike Blanche who creates illusions to cover up her problems andfears. Junior English Midterm"Literature Essay"A Street Car Named Desire" by...

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