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In Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire", readers see Blanche DuBois' ability to separate herself from reality. Blanche goes to visit her sister Stella, her only living relative. She meets the "animal"(72) Stanley Kowalski. From the first time Stanley and Blanche meet she develops a strong dislike for the primitive being. Stanley has no problem showing that the feeling is mutual. Blanche's sugarcoated "lies"(118) simply fuel Stanley's anger. She forces her way into his life. Stanley's sees Blanche only as a leech that lives in his house and drinks "his liquor"(116). Ms DuBois hides behind her illusive dream world leaving herself open to grieve inappropriately, be constantly dependent, and be desperately defenseless in a world she can never fully understand.
Blanche's life is incomplete without the presence of her husband. She blindly marries at a "quite young"(31) age. Her husband, Allan, is a perfect gentleman and she could only marry a gentlemen. Allan's sensitive and understanding. Even though he "wasn't like a man"(95), he is everything Blanche ever really wants. Blanche is truly in love for the first and only time in her life. Allan's perfect in every way through her eyes. The downside to Allan is that he is a homosexual male in a relationship with a woman. She catches Allan with an "older man"(95), but she simply "pretends that nothing had been discovered"(96). She lets the disbelief build up inside which starts her mental breakdown. When she tells him "I saw! I know! You disgust me"(96), he immediately "ran out"(96) "stuck a revolver into his mouth, and fires (fired)"(96). She blames herself for her husband death thinking that she "fails (failed) him in some mysterious way"(95). Her husband's death leaves her life incomplete and in confusion.
She constantly searches to find a man to fill her empty life. Without a man in her life she turns to a life of promiscuity. She is in constant search for
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