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A Streetcar Named Desire : Mitch

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Transcript of A Streetcar Named Desire : Mitch

A Streetcar Named Desire : Mitch
Part B: Symbols

Pg 53-54 for details on the significance of the inscription, and then elaborate further.
⦁ Cigarette Case
⦁ EFFECTS HIM BECAUSE:
⦁ Wife gave it to him before she died
⦁ Writing on the back causes him to reflect on the past and think about how much he misses his wife
⦁ EFFECTS BOOK:
⦁ Because he still loves and cares for her after her death, he is one of the few true gentlemen in the play and effects who he is as a person, and his entire role in the play

Part C: Quote Analysis

Quote:" You need somebody. And I need somebody,too. Could it be -you and me, Blanche?"
Speaker: Mitch talking to Blanche
Context: Mitch and Blanche are talking about how lonely he feels and how lonely she feels. And that maybe they could work out being together.

Significance: This quote shows the theme loneliness because Mitch likes to think that he would work out together with Blanche but in the end he is just desperate to find someone before his mom dies.
This shows that he is navie to not see how Blanche really is and knowing her true-self .
Part A
Personal:
⦁ Sensitive
⦁ Vulurnable
⦁ Self Conscious
⦁ Desperate
⦁ Naive (See page 55)

Physical:
⦁ Tall
⦁ Chubby
⦁ Big boned
⦁ Intimidating looking
⦁ See pg 89 quotes

Part C: Cont'
Quote:"I dont mind you bring older that what I thought.But all tge rest of it--Christ! that pitch about yourideals being so old-fashioned and all the malarkey that you've dished out all summer. Oh, I knew you weren't sixteen anymore. But I was a fool enough to believe you was straight".
Context: Mitch talking to Blanche
Significance: This shows the theme Illusion Vs Reality because it shows that Mitch and Blanche want different things in a partner. While Mitch wants reality and truth, Blanche wants illusions and lies.
Part D: Theme Analysis
Quote:"You need somebody. And I need somebody, too. Could it be--you and me, Blanche?"
Mitch and Blanche are drawn together by their mutual need of companionship and support, and they therefore believe themselves right for one another.

With Mitch living with his dying mother, Mitch is noticeably more sensitive than Stanley’s other poker friends. Mitch hopes to marry so that he will have a woman to bring home to his dying mother.

Part D Cont'
Mitch doesn’t fit the bill of the chivalric hero of whom Blanche dreams. He is clumsy, sweaty, and has unrefined interests like muscle building. Though sensitive, he lacks Blanche’s romantic perspective and spirituality, as well as her understanding of poetry and literature. She toys with his lack of intelligence—for example, when she teases him in French because she knows he won’t understand—duping him into playing along with her self-flattering charades.
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Even with friends, he feels lonely and wants to be with his dying mother.
Wants to find a wife
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