A Streetcar Named Desire Essay Outline

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A Streetcar Named Desire Analysis Essay Outline

I.Topic P
A.Williams uses the complex imagery of light to reveal that, ultimately, Blanche’s attempt to hide her flaws in the dark caused her undermining. To Blanche, light serves as a cruel agent used to expose and to hurt, while the dark shields. Her destruction, like the painful experience of entering sudden and searing brightness after being in a pitch-black room for a long period of time, was a result of always shrouding the truth. However, if she had remained in the light, the brightness would have caused lesser damage, and may have even helped her grow. In other words, had she told the truth for most of the time, her downfall would not have been so harsh. II. Body P 1

Williams crafts the imagery of light so that it unveils Blanche’s fears. A. 'Now, then, let me look at you. But don’t you look at me, Stella, no, no, no, not till later, not till I’ve bathed and rested! And turn that over-light off! Turn that off! I won’t be looked at in this merciless glare! (11) 1. hides from light: Ugly and Bad Past: her fear of showing age and wrinkles: ugliness. her fear of telling her past, makes herself the victim. 2. only wants to be seen by others when she looks perfect 3. doesn't want to tell all of the truth to Stella.

B.I bought this adorable little colored paper lantern at a Chinese shop on Bourbon. Put it over the light bulb! Will you, please? Mitch: Be glad to.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action. (p. 60) 1. Hides from Light: Reality: she wants the barbie fantasy, not the harsh, ugly reality: fear of reality. 2. Blanche can only stand refined things, and prefers to cover the crude with things acceptable to her. 3.She however, only masks it. She doesn't change it from source C. I never was hard or self-sufficient enough. When people are soft –soft people have got to shimmer and...
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