Blanche, scene 1 (masculinity and physicality (quotes ("Not in my…
Blanche, scene 1
masculinity and physicality
"Not in my territory."
said by stanley
Brute agression animal force from stanley
The patriachle system would expect stanley to assert his dominance over the female characters
interior and exterior appearance
"the music of the blue piano"
music comes in from outside - fast tempo - hiding something - a nervous person - she drinks and she hides her drinking - plastic theatre - outside things being brought in - musicc blue piano bar outside - heightening tension - wat extra info
femininity and dependence
doesn't belong in new Orleans - her status is beyond them
"her white clothes...suggests a moth"
moth avoids the light - implications of a hidden secret which she wants to refrain from exposing
"daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice"
implication of innocence
delicate vulnerability - untouched
"her delicate beauty must avoid a strong light"
she stands out from her surroundings
sense of being an outsider - not belonging
"her appearance is incongruous to the setting"
different from her surroundings
does not belong
fantasy and delusion
My clothes 're stickin' to me. Do you mind if I make myself comfortable?
"A street car named desire"
The idea of desire qas invented in the 20th century