The Question and Answer section for A Streetcar Named Desire is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
At the play's conclusion, Stella shows denial when she makes herself believe that Stanley is trustworhy..... that he did not rape her sister.
STELLA: I couldn't believe her story and go on living with Stanley.
Over the course of the play, Blanche...
It is August.
Blanche is passive aggressive. She shirks away from certain words and ideas and then laughs hysterically at something else to change the subject.