A Streetcar Named Desire Dialect Journal
Chosen Quote Response and Analysis
“I don 't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don 't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And if that 's sinful, then let me be damned for it!” This quote from the main character in the play, Blanche DuBois, describes perfectly the fantasy world she lives in and her false sense of reality. Just as Blanche avoids being in bright lights to hide her appearance, she’s avoiding seeing a clear view of the unfortunately harsh world. She convinces herself that the world is really the way it is in her mind.
“But there are things that happen between a man and a woman in the dark - that sort of make everything else seem - unimportant.” This quote from Blanche’s sister, Stella, shows how she feels about her marriage with Stanley. Despite being abused by her husband, Stella always takes him back because of the love they’ve created through sexual attraction. Although Blanche hates him for putting his hands on her, Stella continues to make excuses for him, like it’s acceptable to hit her if he’s drunk, angry, or stressed. Of course Stella gets upset with Stanley, but she forgets about all their problems when they have sex.
And admire her dress and tell her she’s looking wonderful That’s important with Blanche. Her little weakness! Appearance is a significant theme throughout this novel. Stella