On page 71 now, on lines 14 to 18:“Money just goes – it goes places. (She rubs her forehead.) Sometime today I’ve got to get hold of a bromo! I’ll fix you one now. Not yet – I’ve got to keep thinking.”Here, she’s lost, she doesn’t know how to get money; she tries to write her friend but she doesn’t know what to write… She don’t know how get out of her “evil” plan. She answers on Stella’s reply that she “has got to keep thinking”.That shows that Blanche wants to keep control on all. She always directs the dialogue. That’s here the important point to notice.
On page 73, line 10: “Then don’t you think your superior attitude is a bit out of place?” Here, it’s the attitude of Blanche that is described. Stella wants her to stop being so wicked with the other people, like Stanley or Steve. But that also proves us that Stellaand Blanche became the “good education”. We know that only on page 74, line 5, when Blanche says: “Suppose! You can’t have forgotten that much of our bringing up, Stella, that you just suppose that any part of a gentleman’s in his nature.” And we could have continued long… this passage shows us that the two girls have received a good education from their parents, but Blanche is now criticizingStella, because she didn’t make the good choice of her life partner. Blanche is just attacking Stella’s man. She said that he wasn’t a gentleman; she said that he wasn’t a normal man. She criticized him, saying that he’s an animal, on lines 13 and after… This big description presents us an animal, but she’s speaking about Stanley. That shows us also that Blanche is from a high family, which hasmoney… Stella should (on Blanche side) react like her, but she doesn’t.
On the next page, line 7, Blanche’s speaking: “[…] Maybe we are a long way from being made in God’s image, but Stella – my sister – there has been some progress since then! Such things as art – as poetry and music – such kinds of new light have come into the world since then!” All these things that are art, poetry and music arecultural activities that are more for people that are in a high social rank. I don’t know if the future child of Stella will play harp for example, or will study art. So here, we also see a difference of mind that rose up between the two sisters.
Later now, on scene five, first line: “What are you laughing at, honey? Myself, myself, for being such a liar.” Here, Blanche is laughing at her liar....