Tennessee Williams: Blanche Dubois's Desire

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As the play progresses, DuBois repeatedly voices her disdain for the situation she has found herself in. However, at the same time she expresses her desire for her life to be like it was before she was forced to live with Stanley Kowalski and Stella Kowalski. This desire for her past seems to slowly destroy her ability to mentally adapt to the lifestyle she has been forced into. Despite the realities that are against her, DuBois refuses to acknowledge that she is now a member of the lower class and because of this she observes everything with a cynical attitude. DuBois states, “Where I’m not wanted and where I’m ashamed to be” (as cited in Williams, 1947, pg. 70). This quote indicates a moment where DuBois clearly states how she is feels about

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