The Question and Answer section for A Streetcar Named Desire is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Blanche tells Mitch she is leaving because she has outstayed her welcome.
You mean you are leaving here soon?
I've outstayed my welcome.
The speaker is Blanche, conversing with Mitch after an unsuccessful date. Blanche's comment cements what we already know..... that she firmly believes smiles, flirtation, and the stroking of a man's ego are expected behaviors. In context, this...
Blanche is speakng and describing her emotional state after the loss of Belle Reve...... this is significant because she is facing the reality.... or trying to come to terms with her own actions. Unfortunately, her musings are short and sweet...