Alienation In A Streetcar Named Desire

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In the play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Tennessee Williams writes about gender and social classes in New Orleans. By writing about Blanche Stella and Stanley. Throughout the play Blanche was a southern bell in the busy streets of New Orleans, she stood out like a moth. Interestingly, when we first met Blanche, she had character traits of an alcoholic. For instance, when Blanche first arrived in Stella's apartment she drank a shot of whiskey professionally. Later on, she drank again with Stella, almost but her hands were shaking and the bottle almost slipped from her grasp. The way Blanche presents herself is contrary to who she really is. She acts like a lady, fragile and sensitive yet she has done many disgraceful deeds. Thereafter, Mitch …show more content…
I believe at some points in the poem he seems alienated and cowardly. Additionally, throughout the poem he is showing us his world, “Half deserted streets,” and “one-night cheap hotels and sawdust restaurants,” the way he describes it sounds miserable. Additionally, Prufrock stated, “ Yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,” in the poem it was described like a cat would rub its back against you. Furthermore, it is possible Prufrock had a fear of talking to women as well as a fear of being judged. For instance, “When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,” Prufrock has a fear of being judged and being hurt. The poem is repetitive, “In the room women come and go..” Prufrock likes to be alone, submersed away from people, “Till human voices wake us and we drown.” In, “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Prufrock believes he's unattractive. In detail, he does not think the mermaids would sing to him. As well as, he states “ No! I am not prince Hamlet , nor was meant to be.” Additionally in the poem Prufrock is afraid of