(Anglais) tennessee williams – a streetcar named desire theme
In these two scenes, we learn a lot of new things. We’ve decided to look more specifically on the previous life of Blanche. They are a lot of things that she hides. First example, on page 69: “I ran into him last winter. You know I went to Miami during the Christmas holidays? No. Well I did. I took the trip as an investment, thinking I’d meet someone with a million dollars. Did you? Yes, I ran into Shep Huntleigh – I ran into him on Biscayne Boulevard, on Christmas Eve, about dusk … getting into his car – Cadillac convertible; must have been a block long!” So, first able, when she goes in Miami (for example) in holidays, she takes that for an investment. Because she thinks that she will meet someone that could, after, give her this money back. She is attracted by the money. Some lines later:”You’ve heard of oil-wells? Yes – remotely. He has them, all over Texas. Texas is literally spouting gold in his pockets.” Again, the only thing that interests her is money; here, she describes the empire that he has with the oil-wells. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that but she just spoke about that man and he’s fortune, but not about how he is, how he looks at, he’s body type… Just money… That rejoin what Sébastien said/will say with he’s theme about money, but we think that it over all an attitude. She has been educated so. Another time, at the very end of the page:” He’s married? Honey, would I be here if the man weren’t married? (Stella laughs a little.)” This third quotation resumes well Blanche’s mentality again, with this obsession of money.
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”.