As the play progresses, we gradually get to know more about Blanche and the type of person she really is in contrast to the type of person that she would like everybody else to think she is. In A Streetcar Named Desire, the audience is confronted with a blend of many unique emotions, perhaps the strongest being sympathy.
Since this was during a time when mental illness was not yet studied deeply, the way Blanche is treated while succumbing to her illness and how she was sent off to the mental hospital was rather archaic Yes—I want Mitch…Just think!
Williams brings to the attention of the audience that Blanche has psychological issues; therefore, she cannot decipher between fact and fiction, or is it her choice to deny reality.
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While Stanley can rebound from his drunken escapades, Blanche further deludes herself and sinks into greater departures from sanity. With her slightly unwilling newspaper collector, she attempts to set the mood as narrator of sorts.
Streetcar is, at heart, a work of social realism.