A Streetcar Named Desire


 2.  trapped
Blanche makes reference to being trapped in the last few scenes of the play: “This place is a trap!" ... "In desperate, desperate circumstances! Help me! Caught in a trap!"

- What does she mean?
- Is Blanche the only person trapped?
- Explain who else is trapped.

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Blanche is trapped by the matron and her future in an institution.

Stella is trapped by her decision to believe that Stanley isn't a rapist.... a life with a man she really doesn't know, and the knowledge that she is responsible for sending her sister away.

Mitch is trapped by guilt, as he really cared for Blanche deeply. He is ashamed of being complacent in what happens to her in this scene.



A Streetcar Named Desire