A Streetcar Named Desire Essay Questions

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1. In the play Trifles, the conflict is men versus women. While all of the men are investigating the cold blooded murder of Mr. Wright, the women are gathering things to take to Mrs. Wright as she sits in jail and awaits her fate. The men degrade the women throughout the play by telling them that they are only accustomed to being concerned about “trifles”. Even though the men are making fun of the women, they fail to realize that the women are outsmarting them at their own game. It is later revealed that it is the smallest items such as “trifles” that help the women uncover the truth and reasoning behind Mr. Wright’s murder. At the end, the women decide to lie about their findings to the men and cover up the murder. No evidence means no case.…show more content…
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois is a habitual liar because she is in her own fantasy world, so no one can even tell when she is lying. She was so desperate to hold on to her youthfulness that she lied about her age. She also was obsessed with her outer appearance because of her own insecurities. She was basically a sex addict because she felt as if sex made her feel better since her husband committed suicide and she feels guilty. She has lied so much that she begins to believe her own lies. At the end of the play, her sister Stella sends Blanche to a mental hospital because she believe that Blanche is mentally unstable because of Blanche’s behavior. In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman began to talk to himself and his family is worried about him. Willy is very bipolar and he has schizophrenic episodes where he is reliving the past when he was actually successful. He also has mood swings where he would be very happy one minute and turn very violent the next. For instance he says the Chevrolet is the greatest car ever built, then turns around and says they should prohibit the manufacture of that car. At the end of the play, Willy commits suicide while he is having one of his delusions in hope that his son would get his money is he kills

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