Where does Blanche think she is going in Scene 11?

Eunice asks about Blanche, and Stella says they have arranged for Blanche to spend some time resting in the country, but Blanche thinks she is going to travel with Shep Huntleigh.

What does Stanley’s behavior in scene 11 suggest about his character?

Stanley’s behavior in Scene Eleven demonstrates his confidence. At the start of Scene Eleven, the stage directions describe him as “prodigiously elated” over his luck at poker as he discusses his theory that “[l]uck is believing you’re lucky” (p. 163).

Who picks up Blanche in Scene 11?

the Matron
The Doctor sends the Matron in to grab Blanche. The Matron advances on one side, Stanley on the other. The Matron and Stanley’s voice echo around the room. Blanche retreats in panic, crying that she wants to be left alone.

Does Stanley sleep with Blanche?

Stanley grabs her arm and says that it’s time for the “date” they’ve had set up since Blanche’s arrival. Blanche resists, but Stanley uses his physical strength to overcome her, and he carries her to bed. The pulsing music indicates that Stanley rapes Blanche.

What happens to Blanche at the end of streetcar?

The ending to A Streetcar Named Desire is all about cruel and tragic irony. Blanche is shipped off to a mental institution because she can’t deal with reality and retreats into illusion—yet Stella is doing the very same thing by ignoring her sister’s story about Stanley.

What characters or forces contribute to Blanche’s situation in Scene Eleven?

Blanche’s husband’s infidelity and his suicide represent a trauma from which she never recovers, the consequences of which drive Blanche to her predicament in Scene Eleven.

What does the ending of A Streetcar Named Desire suggest?

How is Blanche’s understanding of desire different from Stella’s?

How is Blanche’s understanding of desire different from Stella’s? Blanche believes that a person like Stanley is not someone that a woman should marry – a relationship needs more than desire (love, respect, care). Stella believes that a relationship with desire is all that is needed.

How is the spelling of the Coca Cola on Blanche’s dress symbolic?

The spilt Coke on Blanche’s skirt in Scene Five is another symbol, recalling perhaps the blood spilt by her husband’s suicide (or perhaps Blanche’s ‘stained’ reputation). Of course, her endless baths stand for her desire to be cleansed of her guilt for her husband’s death and of her promiscuous past.

How is Stanley’s tearing the paper lantern from the bulb significant?

Mitch’s action in ripping the paper lantern off the light bulb is significant because he is also ripping the dreams that Blanche has created and trapped herself in, in order to hide from the ugly reality she is unable to confront.

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