streetcar named desire and macbeth critical lens essay

1184 Words Dec 21st, 2013 5 Pages
Rabiha Sabir November 14, 2013

Critical Lens Essay

There are many situations in life which are related to reality and they can be illusional because of your own perspective. a quote that supports this is “ Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, doesn’t go away”. This quote explains that reality is something that even if you don’t believe in it or if you don’t think its true it still doesn’t go away. You can’ deny the fact that that fact is true no matter what. You can make a situation unreal just because of the way you think or you don’t want to face the truth. This quote also explains that you can’t deny the harshness of the truth by consoling yourself. Some
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She gets mixed up with all these men because she had a dark past about herself which was getting married to a boy named Allen who turned to be gay and then he shot himself when his life found out about this. She gets mixed up with all these men including a seventeen year old boy because she is running away from her past. She doesn’t want to face her past and thats why she became involved with everyone. A second example, is that Blanche’s brother in law rapes her in the end and she tells her sister about it. Her sister Stella doesn’t believe her and this becomes an emotional breakdown for her. This situation shows that Stella is living in a illusion that her husband is perfect when in reality he is not. Stella is living in an illusion because her husband always shows her that he loves when in fact he is shrewd from inside. The author’s use of symbolism in “A Streetcar Named Desire” connects to the quote “ Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, doesn’t go away” by showing how the characters are believing in something which does not exist, which has never happened.

The second piece of work which connects to the quote is “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a tragic play by William Shakespeare that shows a story of a king who kills everyone to get the throne. In this play, Macbeth meets the witches in the beginning and