and her need for sexual admiration by men to maintain her self-esteem is emphasised by her flirtatious actions towards not only Mitch, but Stanley as well. Blanche also comes across as the victim, having to endure this these unfortunate circumstances whilst her sister escaped to start off a new life in New Orleans. This"tion reveals that fire: Origins and Uses Blanche does feel guilty for the death of her husband. And, rather than face them, she chooses to retreat into a fantasy world of her own making. In fact, its ironic that she urges her sister to move forward and progress with the world (rather than hang back with the brutes) when it is Blanche who is unable to move into modernity. And she flaunts herself shamelessly in front of a group of unsophisticated men who certainly dont intend to pull out chairs for her and tip their hats in her direction. While Blanche pretends to be okay with this, we know later that such informalities in fact make her uncomfortable.
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Blanche has had a pretty rough life, so you can't help but sympathize with her. But people like you abused her, and forced her to change. 188 In the bathroom the water goes on loud; little breathless cries and peals of laughter are heard as if a child were frolicking in the rub. At the beginning of the play, Blanche tells lies and knows that she's lying. Blanche: I was fishing for a compliment, Stanley. Her hyperbolic actions suggest that once a major event occurs Blanches loose hold on sanity will be lost. Blanche finds that Stanley's hyper-masculinity, which often displays itself in physical outbursts, is common, coarse and vulgar, being common which in turn is what attracted Stella to him.