How Does Appearance And Death Affect Blanche's Death

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Appearance and Death in A Streetcar Names Desiree In A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Blanche DuBois is majorly affected by her brother in-law, Stanley Kowalski. He is the main factor in her death and causes a lot of other problems for Blanche in the novel. Blanche has a problem with death, she fears it and she wants to look and try to be as young as she possibly could be. “She was terrified of death because she lost her husband, family members, Belle Reve, her youth and her job.” (Eng 1) She saw what death did to the people around her and what they had lost from it. In A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche has un everlasting desire to always try to make herself look younger, more beautiful and avoid death because she saw what it did to the people around her, but in the end she eventually faces her ultimate fear, death.…show more content…
Because one of Blanche's biggest fears is death, she does whatever she can to avoid it and one of those things is being with younger men. She feels if they are giving her constant attention then she won’t be her real age, she would be the younger version of herself before her husband’s death. Before her husband's death Blanche was just a young women who had fallen in love with a man, but that man wasn’t right for her. Blanche was afraid of death because she watched her husband die and she lost family members through the years. She saw that when her family members passed away her family lost Belle Reve, a place that was near and dear to her. She didn’t want that to happen to her so she tried to do anything to stay as far away from death as she

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