The Question and Answer section for A Streetcar Named Desire is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Blanche has always played the role of the pretty Southern belle with a dominating personality. She won't put up with Stanley's bullying tactics while blanche accepts them.
Check out scene 4.
Blanche sees Mitch as a last opportunity for stability. Mitch considers Blanche but is turned off when Stanley brings her past to light. Her intentions are undermined in the last part of the scene, before Mitch arrives, when we see a glimpse of...