Paper: A Review of the Novel, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

This causes more problems for the poor Blanche. She was now jobless; so at this point in her life Blanche has lost everything except for her little sister. She was her only hope to begin a new life. The first encounter we see between Blanche and Stella was not good at all. Blanche starts criticizing the conditions in which Stella lives. Blanche wants the best for her sister and she does not want that her sister to suffer the way she did. Until this moment Stanley has not sympathized with Blanche, also he hates her because she wants to change the way they lived. Blanche in her confusion, flirts with Stanley many times during her visit to Stellas house. Stanley does not return any feeling of love towards Blanche, instead he rapes her. Blanche also tried to be loved by Mitch, he was starting to love her but he was scared about Blanches past and he left her. At this point Blanche becomes frenetic, and she flirts with every man in search of love. She has trusted her sister until this moment; she was the only one that did not turn her back on her. Stella was the only one that apparently loves Blanche. We believe this, but at the end of the play we see how Stella decides to send her to an asylum. Blanche was crazy but the only medicine that she needed was some love. She needs somebody to care for her. The play finished with the phrase | have always depended on the kindness of strangers. Blanche lets us know that the only person that had showed some care for her was not her family. Her sister abandoned her and her parents died when she was very young. The man who has promised to be to her side has committed suicide. Blanche never finds someone who loves her or takes care of her. All the people that she loves; reject and lie to her. She finally goes crazy. Everybody has contributed to the Blanches madness. They have killed her slowly. She leaves the house but now she is the one who says, Dont let me go, please love me......