Tennessee Williams's "Streetcar Named Desire" early reflections on character, interaction between characters and theme.
When the play begins, Blanche is already a fallen woman in society's eyes. Her family fortune and estate are gone, she lost her young husband to suicide years earlier and she is a social pariah due to her indiscreet sexual behavior. She also has a bad drinking problem, which she covers up poorly. Behind her veneer of social snobbery and sexual
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Blanche based on Stanley's gossip about her reputation, Blanche immediately thinks of another man who can rescue her, the millionaire Shep Huntleigh. Blanche cannot see around her dependence on men and as a result she has no realistic conception of how to rescue herself. Blanche does not realize that her dependence on men will lead to her downfall rather than her salvation. By relying on men, Blanche puts her fate in the hands of others.