In the last scene, what clues does Tennessee Williams give the audience that tells us that Blanche really is messed up?
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The final scene could easily slip into melodrama, but Williams prevents that by writing only functional and mundane dialogue. The scene is packed with small-talk – the real action occurs only in the stage directions. Even Blanche's one speech is mostly meaningless, a bit more of Blanche's poetic babble for everyone to remember her by. The speech is even conscious of its own meaninglessness – she speaks of how she wants to die from eating an unwashed grape, as unheroic and meaningless a death as one can imagine, just a bit more fluff to tide her through to the end.