A Streetcar Named Desire - DIALECTICAL JOURNALS Essay

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Literary Features
“They 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!” (Scene 1, Page 6)

Sexual desires are a common interest several people tend to have and Blanche Dubois significantly portray and represents the theme of sexual intimacy in A Street Car Named Desire as Tennessee Williams uses allegory, allusion, symbolism, and foreshadow in order to demonstrate how do Blanche’s “trip” through several street cars correspond to the theme of sexual intensions. Each of the “street-car” or form of transportation Blanche rode in have a distinguishing name for each which provides a metaphorical ideology for the trains. Blanche riding in the
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Blanche’s expresses need for authoritative men by using foreshadowing as Stanley is “what we need to mix with our blood now that we’ve lost Belle Reve” since people who resembles reminiscent traits which the DuBois family is often known for won’t withstand the social statuses currently trending as Blanche even considers pursuing the idea of Stella being a parent with Stanley since she currently believes that children who portray refined characteristics will most likely not bare the society trend but rather, being vulgar is preferable. (342)

Indirect Characterization

“I 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.” (Scene 8, Page 134)
Supporting the country from where you’re from demonstrates a person’s tendency to act prideful for their nationality.