April 22, 2004

Devoted Please....

In Donanld Kuhns's blog entry about A Street Car Named Desire, He mentioned that Stella was respectful and devoted to Blanch even though she decieved her. I do not see Blanch as a devoted sister. If she was devoted she would have fought for the justice Blanch deserved after being raped by Stanley. I think Blanch was crazy for staying with him, but I do realize that her options were limited. I just think that since Blanch was Stella's sister that she would have som e presidence over Stanley, especially since thaty have only been married a short time. Stella tells Eunice "I couldn't believe her story and go on living with Stanley"(133) . I think that she finally realized too late what she was doing to her sister while the doctor is taking her away, Stella exclaims"What have I done to my sister? Oh God, what have I done to my sister?". Unfortunately, Stanley still had his power over her when he was caressing her arm at the end and saying "Now honey, now love, now, now love..." IDevoted sister? Please!

Posted by ChelsieBetz at April 22, 2004 1:35 PM