In the play “A Street Car Named Desire” author used symbols (symbolism), short and essence paragraphs .He Descirbed, beautiful Blanche from South, who was came from aristocrat family. She is started to being old and she’s biggest afraid is being old . She visited her sister and uncle , they were living small flat in New Orleans. How sadly, but at the end of the play Blanche goes to mental hospital like the authors sister Rose. Because of Stanley.
Blanche saw all old people died in Belle Reve and her husband died when he was young. All of these things makes her afraid for death, and death fear, makes her to afraid being old and being ugly when she will be old. She’s trying to hide her age from people . She flee from light for hide her wrinkles on her face. She is always hangout with mitch at night .She is always hang out with young boys for feeling young.
On the head of the play she got on the Street car named desire and she transfered to one called cementeries; (They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and transfer to one called Cemeteries, and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!) and she went to Elsyian Fields . All these names are symbol of her life tragedy. “Elsyian Fields” means in Greece mitology is dead’s place.
When Blanche saw The Mexican women has selling flower rangments for people who have passed away, she afraids because women told Blanche’s destiny
“Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes. Since earliest manhood the center of his life has been pleasure with women, the giving and taking of it, not with weak indulgence, dependently, but with the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hens. […] He sizes women up with a glance, with sexual clarifications, crude images flashing into his mind and determining the way he smiles at them”.
After this description of Stanley, we expect him to view Blanche in an overtly sexual way. Look at the dialogue that follows – does he view her as a sexual object? Why or why not?
desire is the central theme of the play. Blanche seeks to deny it, although we learn later in the play that desire is one of her driving motivations;
Her desires have caused her to be driven out of town. Physical desire, and not intellectual or spiritual intimacy, is the heart of Stella’s and Stanley’s relationship. Desire is also Blanche’s undoing, because she cannot find a healthy way of dealing with her natural urges – she is always trying to suppress them or pursuing them with walk away.
My clothes are stickin’ to me. Do you mind if I make myself comfortable? [He starts to remove his shirt.]
Be comfortable is my motto.
Stanley’s ease and comfort contrast sharply with Blanche’s rigid sense of sexual propriety and the hidden shame she harbors
Sex is essentially a destructive force in A Streetcar Named Desire, though this destruction has a different forms;
-real death, rape (physical violence), mental ilness and financial destruction.
Oddly enough, characters also turn to sex to comfort themselves in times of loss, which only leads to more destruction. Death comes in all varieties in this play;
– loss of reputation, mental health, relationships and youth
“Blanche waltzes to the music with romantic gestures. Mitch is delighted and moves in awkward imitation like a dancing bear” (3.164)
Blanche’s subtle charms and sophistication are clearly lost on Mitch. It’s interesting that, because of the almost caricature-like nature of the awkward Mitch, the audience is inclined to side with Stella’s choice of a partner, rather than Blanche’s. This certainly complicates our reading of the play.
Death and desire are themes of the play. Both of them are destructive, but both are necessary . Desire has lots of ways for destroy life, but death is the final way.
Even so, desire is part ,from the beginning ,to the end and although it does not destroy everything, everything changed irreparably when it was touched , so I believe that desire is the most destructive force in the play.