One who has declined in morals and behavior from an acceptable level - in the context of Streetcar, a homosexual
having traits generally considered feminine
In Greek mythology, the afterworld. Similar in concept to heaven.
heroic, courtly attention to women
something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate
consisting of dissimilar parts,
assuming airs, pretentious, haughty
pretending to have virtues, morals or principles that one does not actually possess
out of place, inconsistent
to look on and offer advice
a person suffering from a psychological disorder characterized by chronic fatigue and weakness, loss of memory, and generalized aches and pains, formerly thought to result from exhaustion of the nervous system. No longer in scientific use.
to restrain or immobilize a person by holding their arms
heavy curtains hung across a doorway
Gaudily vulgar, cheap, tawdry
Having a suggestive or reminiscent odor
blame, censure, disgrace
seven card stud
a variety of poker in which each player is dealt one card face down in each of the first two rounds, one card face up in each of the next four rounds, and one card face down in the last round, each of the last five rounds being followed by a betting interval.
having many curves, bends, and turns
without the voice, whispered
to cheat out of money or other assets
fleeting, short-lived, non-permanent
liveliness, animation, sprightliness
A Streetcar Named Desire Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for A Streetcar Named Desire is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Blanche wishes that everyone see her as desirable and beautiful.... that all the men love her. She would never admit that Mitch walked away without returning..... in fact, she may actually have believed her own lie. With Blanche it's hard to tell....
This is just a short forum space but I can make a general comment. Blanche dwells in illusion; fantasy is her primary means of self-defense, both against outside threats and against her own demons. Her fragile world of illusion comes in stark...