The Question and Answer section for A Streetcar Named Desire is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Stanley bought Blanche a bus ticket back to Laurel for her birthday.
STANLEY: Ticket! Back to Laurel! On the Greyhound! Tuesday!
From the text:
BLANCHE: I don't want realism. I want magic!
Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell truth, I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be...
All of Blanche's lies and illusion are destroyed with the flick of a switch. Mitch illuminates her face and exposes her untruths.
[Mitch crosses to the switch. He turns the light on and stares at her. She cries out and covers her face. He turns...