In Tennessee Williams play, "A Streetcar Named Rosie," a major.
The theme deals with Stella's reality and.
Blanche's illusions, where Stella deals with her reality, Blanche creates.
illusions to forget hers.
Stella's reality belongs with Stanley, in their little apartment,.
with sex as their stronghold. Although Stella was brought up through.
different surroundings she's happy with her life with Stanley. She's not.
ashamed to admit that she and Stanley came from two very different worlds.
She realizes that he is crude and violent at times but she deals with it.
and moves on. An example that she accepts her life with Stanley is when he.
became violent with her that poker night. Yet she still chose to stay.
worth him eventhough Blanche gave her the choice of leaving with her.
On the other hand Blanche deals with her realities by creating.
illusions. She created the illusions of her life in Laurel as being a.
successful, will respected woman, when she was really a tramp. Her.
illusions are so intense that its to the point that it affects real life.
An example is her decorations to Stella's apartment which creates a dim.
surrounding to help hide her true appearance. Unlike Stella, Blanche is.
afraid of her reality. She is afraid of getting old which is which she.
puts covers on the lamps to dim the lights. She's afraid of being alone,.
which was why she tried so hard to keep Mitch from finding out about her.
In conclusion, although Stella and Blanche were brought up in the.
same environment, they matured differently. Stella deals with her reality.
and doesn't try to cover it up with lies, unlike Blanche who creates.
illusions to cover up her problems and fears. .