Blanche In Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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Williams confirms Blanche's status as a tragic figure in this passage. One way he shows this is through the red robe Blanche wears, the colour red serving as an indication that she is in danger. The playing of the varsouviana music is another dramatic technique which serves to create pity, both clearly showing Blanche's anxiety and reminding us of the tragic loss of her husband and the hardships she has faced in the past, creating further sympathy. However, her status as a tragic figure can be seen most plainly from Williams' description of her "tragic radiance". In the 1950s, when the play was first performed, audiences might have been inclined to side with Stanley, as, as an industrial worker, he seems to be representative of the American
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