Streetcar Named Desire Reality

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In Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, there are many instances where Blanche, one of the main protagonists, uses illusions in an attempt to escape reality; her relationship with Allan, her relationship within herself and her relationship with Mitch. The idea of illusion and reality seems to bring on the idea that Blanche wants to escape her own world and be someone else, we see her do this by lying any chance she get’s if it makes her look good. Blanche Dubois is a troubled woman who throughout the play lives in a different reality, which she calls “Barnum and Bailey world”. She begins by going to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella, and her husband Stanley for some time. At this time is
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